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NLHE Freeroll - Thu Dec 12, 2013, 06:30 PM
TimeNow786's Avatar
Since: Dec 2013
Posts: 16

Please have a look on this hand. I had a monster on pre flop and I called all in against the opponent without thinking any further.
Then I lost it.
Is this all about luck?
Is the way I played correct? Or might I want to be more careful with Tourney's?

Last edited by TimeNow786; Thu Dec 12, 2013 at 06:31 PM.. Reason: typing error
Thu Dec 12, 2013, 06:39 PM
EdinFreeMan's Avatar
Since: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,540
You played correctly imo.

Only two hands are ahead of you preflop.

The random opps shoving range in a Freeroll has many more hands you are ahead of than you are behind.

So calling all day with a premium pair like QQ

Whats to lose?

Only one player behind who limped UTG so if they call (not this time) extra chips.

And you get in heads up v an ace rag - big favourite but will lose to a single overcard frequently.

In Freerolls you have to take these opportunities - chip up or bust


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Thu Dec 12, 2013, 06:48 PM
TimeNow786's Avatar
Since: Dec 2013
Posts: 16
Thank you for the feedback ED.
Yes as you said,.. since there is nothing to loose with a freeroll, these kind of hands should be called to look for a chance.
Thu Dec 12, 2013, 06:59 PM
Moxie Pip's Avatar
Since: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,853
League game...


Depositor Freeroll...

Weekly Round 2...

Doesn't really matter,show me a freeroll and I'll show you a field wherein the vast majority of players in the early stages will stack off with ANY Ace.

You played it fine,I'm never folding QQ pre in a standard freeroll,league game different story.

Get ready to see this a lot when you transition to .10,.25 and like cash SNG's and MTT's as well.
Fri Dec 13, 2013, 12:44 AM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 25,157
Hi TimeNow786!

With QQ in the BB, I get a limp, then a shove in front of me, unless I have a specific note on a player that they only shove AA/KK (maybe 1 in a million), I'm calling this every time.

Even if the opp is extremely tight, say playing a 5% range, I'm a favorite. Against this opp's exact hand, I'm a 70-30 favorite. I'm more than willing to take this, but I have to remember.. I'm going to lose this 30% of the time. It's worth the risk.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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