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Premier League AA - Wed Jun 05, 2013, 10:00 AM
Shichi-77's Avatar
Since: Jul 2012
Posts: 607
Do I have to Cbet or it's played well ?
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Wed Jun 05, 2013, 01:38 PM
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Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,831
Hi Shichi-77!

With AA (or any other hand I'm going to play), I'm going to make a standard raise, which for this blind level is to 2.5BB+1BB for each limper. Due to this I will bet 1250. I do NOT want to bet less than this, as I can be giving the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me.. and if they do so, it's my own fault that I lose the hand. Even when the blinds are much higher than this, I do not go below 2.2BB as my smallest raise.

The flop is 3 undercards and the thing that I need to look for as to whether or not to c-bet is.. is there a card in the deck that someone can draw to, that can beat me. If the answer is no, then I can check. If the answer is yes, then I need to bet enough to price out their possible draw. With a 6 and a 10 on the board, 78s and 89s are well within the opp's range, along with pairs or cards that have hith the board already. Due to this, I absolutely need to lead the flop and with 1 opp, since my standard value bet is 1/2 pot for one opp.. I will bet 1/2 pot (1575).

Slowplaying large hands, especially AA is a recipe for disaster in ANY tournament, and even more-so in a league game. If I give the opps the right odds to call and get outdrawn, I have nobody to look at for losing the hand but myself.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Wed Jun 05, 2013, 02:56 PM
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Since: Dec 2011
Posts: 62
Hmm.... I think I would have bet more pf, I'm still not familiar with adjusting the bet sizing to the increasing blinds, but I think from UTG, I would have bet more...

as for the flop, I would think that I'm still ahead in the hand, and I would have c-bet here.... with c-betting, it doesn't really tell the opponent anything about the strength of our hand, therefore our opponent might have no problem calling it, or even raising it, if he hits the flop. Check raising will look too strong in a situation you want to be called.
Wed Jun 05, 2013, 05:06 PM
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Since: Jul 2012
Posts: 607
I agree about raise to 2.2bb in a league game.
If be honest I cant see 78 in his hand range, if he has got them I'm happy to play with such a player. If I think that way I can make up a lot of hands that crush me.
I just tried to get some additional value from bluffs and weaker pocket pairs, I was just lucky he's got slow played KK and got the hole value from my hand.

Last edited by Shichi-77; Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 05:10 PM..

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