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should I have kept going to win or was the correct decision to fold - Fri Feb 14, 2014, 06:53 AM
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Since: Jan 2014
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PokerStars Hand #111802743863: Tournament #865987894, $0.45+$0.05 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2014/02/14 11:40:49 WET [2014/02/14 6:40:49 ET]
Table '865987894 5' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: Cluculz1 (1455 in chips)
Seat 2: pingepinge (995 in chips)
Seat 3: GOQOR666 (1410 in chips)
Seat 4: xnlx78 (820 in chips)
Seat 5: dyziomax (1170 in chips)
Seat 7: RyanDonola (1245 in chips)
Seat 8: Avertin (1805 in chips)
Seat 9: Dwlboy (2700 in chips)
GOQOR666: posts small blind 25
xnlx78: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Dwlboy [As 2c]
dyziomax: folds
RyanDonola: folds
Avertin: folds
Dwlboy: calls 50
Cluculz1: folds
pingepinge: folds
GOQOR666: calls 25
xnlx78: checks
*** FLOP *** [Ah Kd 9h]
GOQOR666: checks
xnlx78: checks
Dwlboy: bets 100
GOQOR666: raises 100 to 200
xnlx78: calls 200
Dwlboy: folds
*** TURN *** [Ah Kd 9h] [2h]
GOQOR666: bets 650
xnlx78: calls 570 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (80) returned to GOQOR666
*** RIVER *** [Ah Kd 9h 2h] [Jc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
GOQOR666: shows [9c Kh] (two pair, Kings and Nines)
xnlx78: shows [Kc 3c] (a pair of Kings)
GOQOR666 collected 1790 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1790 | Rake 0
Board [Ah Kd 9h 2h Jc]
Seat 1: Cluculz1 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: pingepinge (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: GOQOR666 (small blind) showed [9c Kh] and won (1790) with two pair, Kings and Nines
Seat 4: xnlx78 (big blind) showed [Kc 3c] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 5: dyziomax folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: RyanDonola folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Avertin folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: Dwlboy folded on the Flop
 
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Fri Feb 14, 2014, 10:12 AM
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Hi Dwlboy!

With A2, I need to muck this preflop as it's nowhere near strong enough to raise with. When I'm first into a pot, I need to make a standard raise and not limp. If a hand is not worth raising with, then I shouldn't be playing it.

If I saw the flop (which I would not), when I hit top pair, I'm going to make a standard value bet of 1/2 pot. Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. Due to this, I will bet 63. When the opp raises me, since I have a marginal-at-best hand, I need to muck.

The key here is to fold marginal hands preflop.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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