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NLHE Free Roll Tournament 3 hands - Thu May 16, 2013, 05:14 PM
Zevinar1's Avatar
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 4
Hi, There are couple of hands from NLHE tourney which I'd appreciate some input on.

In this hand I saw that villain-8 tends to raise if no one shows strength, therefore I've called instead of raising in the first betting round.
Other than that no particular read on other villains.
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This is the second hand, I felt that considering the amount of stack left a shove is a good call with reasonable odds (10 outs ~ 40%) but I'm reaaly not sure on that.
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Third hand, I'm not sure if I've played correctly especially turn and river however I wasn't sure if a turn raise was a correct call after Ace on turn and two calls flop and pre-flop.
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Thanks in advance !
And sorry for the hassle ;-)
Thu May 16, 2013, 08:43 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,802
Hi Zevinar1!

I'm going to assume that these are from a standard freeroll and not a PSO league game, as the league games have different strategies that are needed.

With JJ (or any other hand that I want to play), I'm going to make a standard opening raise, which for this blind level is to 2.5BB+1BB for each limper. Due to this, I would normally raise to 2000... HOWEVER, this raise is on the border of pot-committing me (having 1/3 my stack in the pot). With this being the case, I'm going to open-shove JJ here.
Open-limping is a very exploitable play, as opps will either be able to raise a player off the hand or they will get the right odds to draw to marginal hands and I want to avoid both of these things happening as much as possible. If I give the opp the right odds to try to outdraw me and they get there... it's MY OWN fault that I lose the hand.
With AKs from UTG and 10BB, if I raise and play the hand, I once again will basically be pot-committed, so if I'm going to play the hand (which I absolutely will here), I'm going to open-shove. I don't want to let the opp see a card that can beat me without having to pay for it.
With KK from UTG+1, I'm going to make a standard raise, which for this blind level is to 2.5BB+1BB for each limper. With no limpers, I'll raise to 500.

I flop an overpair against 3 opps. In a standard situation where I have a larger stack, I would make my standard value bet which for 3 opps is 3/4 pot (2160). I cannot bet less than this or the opps could be getting the correct odds to outdraw me. However, once again, this bet is over 1/3 of my remaining stack, so I cannot ever fold as I'm pot-committed. Due to this, I will SHOVE the flop.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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