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Open Skill League Tournament - Sat Apr 12, 2014, 03:24 PM
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Since: Apr 2014
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What the .... i should did there? :|

Last edited by kics01; Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 03:54 PM..
Sat Apr 12, 2014, 04:00 PM
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Sat Apr 12, 2014, 04:46 PM
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Hi kics01!

This is a good example of where league strategy differs from cash tourney strategy. If this were a cash tourney, when I get a limper in front of me, with 12BB, I'd be shoving here all day long.

HOWEVER, this is a league game. Since I need to outlast as many players as possible, I'm going to limp behind and hope to flop a 9.

I flop a 9 on a very wet board with 4 opps. Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 4 opps, a standard bet sizing is a pot-sized bet, so I will bet 400.
I can't bet less than this or I can be giving the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me... something that I need to avoid.

On the turn, I only have one opp left and since a standard bet with one opp is 1/2 pot, I will bet 440.

The river puts 4 to a straight on the board and if the opp bets, unfortunately, I need to fold and outlast more people. These games are about one thing, survival, and every player that I can outlast, I will get more and more league points and I need to accumulate as many as possible, in order to move up the monthly leaderboard... where the real $$ in these tournaments is at.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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