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how bad did I play - Wed Jul 18, 2012, 03:51 PM
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Very early in and the one to my right was very low in chips.
 
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Wed Jul 18, 2012, 03:56 PM
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Wed Jul 18, 2012, 07:05 PM
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Hi dopplerboyf5!

With AKo early in a tourney, unless the table has been shown to be very aggressive and shove happy, I'm going to make a standard 3-bet here and raise to 180 (3x the previous bet). When I make a 3-bet, I want to size it this way so that I can lessen the number of opponents in the hand. If I bet less, then I can get too many players coming in behind me, causing me to have to play the hand out of position.

The flop totally misses me, so I have a decision.. I can make a standard c-bet (1/2 pot) or I can check. I don't want to bet less than this, as a bet smaller than what I bet preflop is normally a big tell for a weak hand. A read on the opp would really help here. If they're a calling station or aggressive, then I would want to check, hoping to see the turn for free, to try and hit an A or K. If the opp has folded to c-bets before, then I would want to make one and see if I can win the pot right now.

The same thing on the turn. I once again, need to make a 1/2 pot c-bet or to check. By making another small bet, if I was the opp, I'm going to raise here regardless of whether or not I have a hand. There have been two very small bets after a raise preflop. Both bets show weakness due to being smaller than my preflop raise amount, so I'd try to make a play and take down the pot. If the opp raises the turn, then I'm mucking, as I only have 6 outs and any raise should be more than 12% of the pot. This would make my hand equity less than what I'd have to put into the pot... so I'll fold.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Wed Jul 18, 2012, 07:14 PM
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I absolutely hate the pre-flop min raise. What were you trying to accomplish there? Inflating the pot for someone to take it away later in the hand? I'd either call or make an isolation rise of 200 to 240.

On the flop you made a weak c-bet. If you want to c-bet make it 1/2 to 3/4 pot or check if you don't want to invest that much.

As played I'd never called the turn raise. If he's got it "nice Hand" and if not "nice bet", then on to the next hand.
 

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