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NLH 50cent 45 man turbo #2 - Sat Sep 28, 2013, 08:15 AM
BUTTCHIN0707's Avatar
Since: May 2012
Posts: 212

Seriously! people like him really get to me!

I know I didn't have anything but come on!

I'm not making excuses, I didn't really need to put myself in that situation but I think I got donked out here, he's got to give me respect here surely!

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,823

With 89o from the hijack early in the tourney, I'm going to open fold here. The blinds are still small enough that the players behind me are likely to stay and I don't want to have to play this from out of position. Later in the tourney, I may open it from here, but not early. It's too much of a risk.

If I was in the hand (which I would NOT be), I see a flop that totally misses me, out of position in a 3-way pot. I absolutely need to check/fold here. A standard c-bet would need to be 2/3 pot and this early in the tourney, it's not worth it to try to bluff, as all the calling stations are still in. Save the bluffs for a realistic situation against the better players later in the tourney... do not do them early while the stations are still in. Early, the key is to value bet, not to bluff, as bluffing in any microstake buy-in tourney early is just like 2NL... bluffing will accomplish only one thing, to get the player in deep trouble because the opps will NOT fold.

The keys here are to avoid marginal hands when out of position and to value bet, not to bluff.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Sat Sep 28, 2013, 12:04 PM
BUTTCHIN0707's Avatar
Since: May 2012
Posts: 212
Thanks John,

Makes soo much sense, I feel like I should really know that and feel pretty stupid for doing it haha

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 04:30 PM
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Since: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,853

...he's got to give me respect here surely!

Good luck with that concept in a nano-stakes game.

You can't bluff someone who's not paying attention."--David Mamet

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