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1.10 PSO tourney playing A5s 46bb MP(6 handed)

1.10 PSO tourney playing A5s 46bb MP(6 handed) - Fri Dec 13, 2013, 05:27 AM
sapines1001's Avatar
Since: Aug 2013
Posts: 67
SB: 31.36 BB (VPIP: 9.52, PFR: 2.38, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 42)
BB: 41.41 BB (VPIP: 7.55, PFR: 2.83, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 106)
UTG: 37.88 BB (VPIP: 8.96, PFR: 7.58, 3Bet Preflop: 5.88, Hands: 67)
CO: 13.74 BB (VPIP: 37.89, PFR: 11.58, 3Bet Preflop: 6.67, Hands: 99)
BTN: 24.84 BB (VPIP: 11.36, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 44)


table was tight so i preferred to try my chance to steal the pot.
Fri Dec 13, 2013, 07:20 AM
spand42's Avatar
Since: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,496
Your play preflop is a touch loose but I personally like it - particularly if you have a tight table

Flop play is good.

Turn play I don't like - just take a free card, hope to hit a T or a flush and just give up if you miss.

Once villain has called your flop bet on such a wet board - it is very unlikely he is going away on the turn.
Fri Dec 13, 2013, 10:47 AM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,802
Hi sapines1001!

With A5s from the CO, I'm going to muck this preflop. Yes, the opps are playing tight, but I also need to look at how the opps perceive me and 37/11 is too loose. Playing too loose will get me played back at lighter by a smarter opponent.

The flop is very coordinated and gives me the nut flush and a gutshot straight draw and the opp checks to me. With the range that the opp is calling with (7.55%), when I go to pokerstove to see what the opp is playing against me... every single hand combination in the opp's range has either hit this board or is a pocket pair (88+,ATs+,KTs+,QJs,AQo+). There isn't even one combination of cards that I'm ahead of and due to this, I need to check.

The turn doesn't help me, so I need to check again and hope for a diamond on the river.

The key though is that since I'm playing so loose, I need to let this go preflop as I'm going to get played back at too often by an observant opp. If I do play the hand, then I need to check/fold when I miss.

37VPIP is way, way, way too loose in these games and playing this wide, 11PFR is way too passive (calling preflop too often). I aim for playing these at 20/16 (can be a touch higher if I'm getting great cards or be much lower if I don't).

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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