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Raising rivers - $0.25 NL Hold'em, $100 Added - Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:29 AM
IBStryp's Avatar
Since: Sep 2013
Posts: 49

This is a hand from $0.25 NL Hold'em, $100 Added - Level X (300/600) that I lost.

I was confident with 2 pair and simply hoped he would call in an effort to get more chips, he did, and I lost.

I would like some feedback on my play.
I seem to do well in the .25c 90 man SNGs, but bigger tourneys like this I seem to fail miserably.

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:52 AM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,788
Hi IBStryp!

I know this tourney well... used to play it basically every single night before black Friday. Was 33% ROI over two hundred of them.

I'm in the BB with T9s and under 5BB behind. When the SB completes, I've got one decision, I can either shove or fold and with them limping, I'm shoving T9s here everytime. I'm short and need chips badly, so I'm looking any +EV situation to get my chips into. If the opp raises from the SB, I'm still getting it in... I'm too short.

What I do not want to do is to play the hand passively and let the opp see a card or a draw that can beat me.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


6 Time Bracelet Winner

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 01:39 AM
IBStryp's Avatar
Since: Sep 2013
Posts: 49
Thanks again!
I didn't fancy shoving with T9s, need to get over waiting for AKs.

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