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was this the right fold. - Fri Jun 08, 2012, 10:16 AM
0Magic14's Avatar
Since: Sep 2011
Posts: 71
PokerStars Hand #81667496220: Tournament #567819994, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level II (15/30) - 2012/06/08 15:10:44 WET [2012/06/08 10:10:44 ET]
Table '567819994 630' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: VACUIDADE (1235 in chips)
Seat 2: Liciro (2406 in chips)
Seat 3: SevenZenit (2305 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 4: uwefalk (1075 in chips)
Seat 5: aaaa100 (832 in chips)
Seat 6: CLAUDIU699 (1108 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 7: TIGR323 (3236 in chips)
Seat 8: 0Magic14 (1429 in chips)
Seat 9: inzept (4324 in chips)
VACUIDADE: posts the ante 6
Liciro: posts the ante 6
SevenZenit: posts the ante 6
uwefalk: posts the ante 6
aaaa100: posts the ante 6
CLAUDIU699: posts the ante 6
TIGR323: posts the ante 6
0Magic14: posts the ante 6
inzept: posts the ante 6
CLAUDIU699: posts small blind 15
TIGR323: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 0Magic14 [Jc Jh]
0Magic14: raises 60 to 90
inzept: raises 60 to 150
Liciro: folds
SevenZenit: folds
uwefalk: folds
aaaa100: folds
CLAUDIU699: folds
TIGR323: folds
0Magic14: raises 250 to 400
inzept: calls 250
*** FLOP *** [5c Kh Th]
0Magic14: checks
inzept: bets 3918 and is all-in
0Magic14: folds

The guy shows 55 at the end but still sick
Fri Jun 08, 2012, 11:34 AM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,802
Hi 0Magic14!

In a freeroll, especially early, I want to be playing extremely tight. If the table has any aggressive maniacs at it, I'm actually mucking JJ from UTG.
If there aren't any maniacs, then I'll make my std open, which is to 3BB or in this case, a raise to 90.
When the opp makes a min 3-bet to 150, I would just flat this bet. I don't want to be making a 4-bet that would bloat the pot when I'm out of position. Most likely there will be an overcard on the flop to my jacks and when it happens, I would have no clue if I had the best hand or not.

The flop does bring the overcard K.
If I had not made the 4-bet preflop, I could easily make a c-bet here of 3/4 pot, both for value and to see where I'm at in the hand. My normal c-bet is 1/2 pot, but since there are two broadway hearts on the board, the opp could possibly have a combination draw for both the flush and straight and I would need to price them out (make it a -EV play to draw).
Due to making a 4-bet preflop that was called, I would check the flop and I would fold to the shove by the opp. Most of the time the opp will have Kx here and I would only have two outs to win the hand.

The line that I would take here is to flat the opp's 3-bet preflop, then fold to the opp's shove when the overcard hits on the flop. An opp that would play a small pair like this is being very, very LAG and if they continue to play this way, will not be in the tourney very long the majority of the time.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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