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PSO Tournament Pocket 9s UTG - Tue Mar 11, 2014, 03:01 PM
Techman180's Avatar
Since: Jun 2012
Posts: 52
This is my first time trying this.

Had been playing very very tight.Only calling with Quality cards and rarely raising. Winning the hands I entered.
Villian 2 and 6 were often loose Villain 4 was mostly tight.
There were about 750 left in 10000 tourney, so next step was to make 90 left for cash level and I had less than 1/3 stack of chip leader.
I called instead of raising in case I wanted to fold.From there well I wont comment anymore until you have a look.

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 02:46 AM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,788
Hi Techman180!

In league games, while I want to play very tight, I do not want to play passive. I want to be aggressive in the pots that I'm going to play and I do not want to open-limp. I will limp behind, but not open-limp.

With 99 from UTG, I'm going to make a standard raise, which for this blind level is to 2.5BB+1BB for each limper, so I will raise to 1500.

I see a flop of 887 with two clubs and an opp leads into me for a larger than pot-sized bet and the bet is called. Here is why I do not want to open-limp... by limping, I have absolutely no clue what type of cards the opps have, as they could literally have anything. With a large overbet and a call, I need to muck 99 here, as someone can easily have an 8 (a standard bet for 2 opps is 2/3 pot).
If it were just the loose opp, then I may consider calling (would still likely fold) but with a tight player calling the bet, I definitely need to get out of the hand.

If I saw the turn with chips left, seeing how I'm in + points, I have two pair plus an open-ended straight flush draw... with this large of a draw, plus two pair, I'm absolutely calling.

The way that I would have played the hand is to raise to 1500 preflop, then with the opp calling a preflop raise, unless they have A8s or 88, they shouldn't be calling with an 8... so I can either call or raise a flop bet and when I turn this large of a hand... I'm putting my chips into the middle.

If I was still in negative points (happened earlier in the game), then I could raise but would most likely fold preflop (especially if the opps behind were likely to re-raise me). If I was still in the hand, I'd then most likely call the flop bet (depending on how large it was compared to my stack and pot-size... and get it in, on the turn.
If this were a cash tourney, on the other hand, I'm raising preflop, then if I can be isolated against a loose opp that liked to bluff flops.. would shove over their flop bet.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


6 Time Bracelet Winner

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 02:19 PM
Techman180's Avatar
Since: Jun 2012
Posts: 52
Ok. I figured I should have raised. Thank you and gl.

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