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Bad bad day - Sat Feb 22, 2014, 10:26 AM
BlackHolden4's Avatar
Since: Mar 2013
Posts: 62
I soon went out after this

Was this a bad beat?
Did I play it wrong?

Mon Feb 24, 2014, 07:27 PM
CrazYJohnnie's Avatar
Since: Apr 2012
Posts: 641
Huge suckout.
[x] bad beat
[x] played it good
Mon Feb 24, 2014, 07:46 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,862
Played well... I'd have played it the same way.

John (JWK24)


6 Time Bracelet Winner

Mon Feb 24, 2014, 09:50 PM
crazyesdumno's Avatar
Since: Feb 2014
Posts: 148
There's absolutely no choice but to reraise imo, calling trying to slow play or trap with minimum 3 in the pot is a recipe for disaster. Your reraise size was also spot on imo.

Unfortunately you are going to experience people overplaying AK and just getting lucky.
Tue Feb 25, 2014, 03:02 AM
CardsVeteran's Avatar
Since: Feb 2014
Posts: 18
Very very bad beat, really. Just two tight aggressive players heads up by the reraise you made, and the underdog lucks out.

Another way you could have approached pre-flop is to reraise the minimum or just smooth call. After that, you can jam post-flop to make a decent amount of money. This allows you to set a trap against UTG, and may have checked to you depending on the player. Since the board was quite dry, you could have made him fold on the flop by doing so. However, I would have much preferred the decision you have taken in order to obtain the maximum value.

Last edited by CardsVeteran; Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 03:12 AM..

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