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Tournament #873417216, $3.00+$0.30 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20)

Tournament #873417216, $3.00+$0.30 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - Mon Mar 10, 2014, 07:24 AM
wallbanger91's Avatar
Since: Aug 2013
Posts: 48
First time on here for analysis so not sure how things work could some one please have a look over this for me see if should of maybe played different or folded straight away, thanks

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PokerStars Hand #113006058303: Tournament #873417216, $3.00+$0.30 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2014/03/09 16:07:38 WET [2014/03/09 12:07:38 ET]
Table '873417216 101' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: DEDboroded2 (3080 in chips)
Seat 2: pdkibit11 (2820 in chips)
Seat 3: Muralita (2970 in chips)
Seat 4: paschan (3330 in chips)
Seat 5: wallbanger91 (2900 in chips)
Seat 6: Szoke1982 (3330 in chips)
Seat 7: dave25784 (2590 in chips)
Seat 8: Tiago CAT40 (2980 in chips)
Seat 9: Priorikvbg (3000 in chips)
Tiago CAT40: posts small blind 10
Priorikvbg: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to wallbanger91 [Th Kh]
DEDboroded2: folds
pdkibit11: folds
Muralita: folds
paschan: raises 21 to 41
wallbanger91: calls 41
Szoke1982: folds
dave25784: folds
Tiago CAT40: raises 109 to 150
Priorikvbg: folds
paschan: folds
wallbanger91: calls 109
*** FLOP *** [2h Jh 3d]
Tiago CAT40: bets 220
wallbanger91: calls 220
*** TURN *** [2h Jh 3d] [Ks]
Tiago CAT40: bets 540
wallbanger91: calls 540
*** RIVER *** [2h Jh 3d Ks] [8c]
Tiago CAT40: bets 2070 and is all-in
wallbanger91: folds
Uncalled bet (2070) returned to Tiago CAT40
Tiago CAT40 collected 1881 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1881 | Rake 0
Board [2h Jh 3d Ks 8c]
Seat 1: DEDboroded2 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: pdkibit11 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Muralita folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: paschan folded before Flop
Seat 5: wallbanger91 folded on the River
Seat 6: Szoke1982 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: dave25784 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Tiago CAT40 (small blind) collected (1881)
Seat 9: Priorikvbg (big blind) folded before Flop
Mon Mar 10, 2014, 12:31 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,814
Hi wallbanger91!

With KTs, I get basically a min-raise in front of me. Especially if the opps behind me are passive (not likely to raise), I'm more than happy to call and see a flop. However, I get a 3-bet to 150 behind me. While I'm happy to play the hand for the initial raise, I don't have a strong enough hand to call the 3-bet with and due to this, I need to muck preflop.

If I did see the flop (which I would not), when I see that I flop a flush draw, I need to see if I have the correct odds to call. I have to call 220 into a pot that will be 801 (27.5%). I have 9 outs to the flush and possibly 3 more outs if a K is good. If all of my outs are clean, then I have 12 outs and each out is worth 2% equity to the turn, so my hand is worth 24%. Due to the pot equity being higher than my hand equity, I expect to LOSE chips if I call and due to this, I need to fold. I only want to call when my hand equity is higher than the pot equity, as this is where I expect to gain chips.

If I saw the turn (which I would not), when the opp bets 540, with top pair and a flush draw, I'm absolutely going to call this bet and re-evaluate on the river.

When the opp shoves the river, since I only have top pair with a good kicker, I'm going to muck to the shove.

The key in this hand however, is to muck to the 3-bet preflop.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


6 Time Bracelet Winner

Mon Mar 10, 2014, 06:50 PM
spand42's Avatar
Since: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,496
I agree entirely with John that the main decision point here is preflop, which is what makes your life quite tricky post-flop

However I think you can call the flop profitably. If we only assume that our nine flush outs are clean outs, you only need to expect to win another 421 chips on either the turn or the river once you turn your flush to give you the correct implied odds on a call, which is only a half-pot sized bet, which will likely easily be achievable.

Also turning your flush is not the only way you can win this hand. Let's say the turn is the . If villain is holding something like AK/AQ with no hearts, TT, 99, or was squeezing light with something like 87s, he might just give up on the turn and let us either semi-bluff and take the pot there and then or check back and see a free river.
Tue Mar 11, 2014, 05:03 AM
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Since: Aug 2013
Posts: 48
ok thanks for the feedback guys much appreciated

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