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Bronze star 20FPP NLHE. - Mon Mar 31, 2014, 04:23 PM
xTrey815's Avatar
Since: Mar 2014
Posts: 58

Really early doors in this tournament, did i play this right? No reads on anyone.

The ending just sums up an incredibly bad day of beats for me so i think that river is telling me to call it a night.
Mon Mar 31, 2014, 09:23 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,809
Hi xTrey815!

When it folds to me with 98s in the hijack, I either need to make a standard raise (3BB+1BB for each limper) or to fold. I do not want to open-limp, as this is a very exploitable play. Without reads on the opps, I'm just going to let this go preflop and fold. If any of the opps behind me are known to be aggressive, I'll also fold. If the opps are passive, then I'll raise to 150.

When I get a standard raise behind me and a call of this raise, I need to muck to the raise as my hand is not strong enough to call a raise.

If I saw the flop (which I would not), when I see that I flop a flush draw and the first opp checks, I'm going to check behind and hope to see a free turn card. The button now bets and the other opp calls, so I need to see if I have the correct odds to call. I need to call 150 into a pot that will be 1075 (14%). I have 9 outs to hit my flush, so from the rule of 4 and 2, I have an 18% chance to hit the turn (9 outs times 2% per out). Since my hand equity is higher than my pot equity, I'll call.

I complete the flush on the turn and when the first opp checks to me, I need to make a value bet here. Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 2 opps in the pot, a standard bet is 2/3 pot... BUT... this bet is more than 1/3 of my remaining chips, which means that I'm pot-committed. Due to this, I need to shove the flop.

The key here though is to muck to the preflop raise.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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