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Hot $0.55 MTT Mid Stage 2 Hands - Mon Apr 14, 2014, 06:30 PM
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Mr. Langolier can you plz take a look at these two hands.

1) Should I shove, call or fold preflop?

PokerStars Hand #114790978200: Tournament #894190635, $0.50+$0.05 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XI (125/250) - 2014/04/15 3:14:27 IST [2014/04/14 17:44:27 ET]
Table '894190635 36' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: Lehazorin (14370 in chips)
Seat 2: BlondeDevi (2774 in chips)
Seat 3: Zeestya (3212 in chips)
Seat 4: VerinsDkLv (4360 in chips)
Seat 5: drughi7320 (1310 in chips)
Seat 6: polupoker00 (5859 in chips)
Seat 7: adikumar2010 (7180 in chips)
Seat 8: mickmac777 (9933 in chips)
Seat 9: Bruno0733 (11622 in chips)
Lehazorin: posts the ante 30
BlondeDevi: posts the ante 30
Zeestya: posts the ante 30
VerinsDkLv: posts the ante 30
drughi7320: posts the ante 30
polupoker00: posts the ante 30
adikumar2010: posts the ante 30
mickmac777: posts the ante 30
Bruno0733: posts the ante 30
drughi7320: posts small blind 125
polupoker00: posts big blind 250
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to adikumar2010 [6h 6c]
adikumar2010: raises 250 to 500
mickmac777: folds
Bruno0733: calls 500
Lehazorin: folds
BlondeDevi: folds
Zeestya: folds
VerinsDkLv: folds
drughi7320: raises 780 to 1280 and is all-in
polupoker00: calls 1030
adikumar2010: ????
Bruno0733: Pending

STATS:




2) What should I do here? Considering villian is raising 3x preflop with a short stack.

PokerStars Hand #114791317064: Tournament #894190635, $0.50+$0.05 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XII (150/300) - 2014/04/15 3:21:11 IST [2014/04/14 17:51:11 ET]
Table '894190635 36' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: Lehazorin (19340 in chips)
Seat 3: Zeestya (7094 in chips)
Seat 4: jpoker8800 (1490 in chips)
Seat 5: DacJoinT (5150 in chips)
Seat 6: polupoker00 (8315 in chips)
Seat 7: adikumar2010 (5165 in chips)
Seat 8: mickmac777 (8748 in chips)
Seat 9: Bruno0733 (9952 in chips)
Lehazorin: posts the ante 40
Zeestya: posts the ante 40
jpoker8800: posts the ante 40
DacJoinT: posts the ante 40
polupoker00: posts the ante 40
adikumar2010: posts the ante 40
mickmac777: posts the ante 40
Bruno0733: posts the ante 40
adikumar2010: posts small blind 150
mickmac777: posts big blind 300
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to adikumar2010 [Ts Td]
Bruno0733: folds
Lehazorin: folds
Zeestya: folds
jpoker8800: folds
DacJoinT: raises 600 to 900
polupoker00: folds
adikumar2010 (SB): ????
mickmac777 (BB): Pending

STATS :

Last edited by adikumar2010; Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 06:33 PM..
 
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Mon Apr 14, 2014, 11:06 PM
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Hi adi,

Please keep 1 hand to a post in the future, so discussions are easy to follow.

Hand 1: Interesting spot. Both Bruno and polupoker are loose players over a very small sample of hands. None the less, I think I would rip here with 28bb's in an attempt to isolate the shorty. Despite the limited sample that says loose, I think we should have significant fold equity. Both these villains have 3B preflop at least once in their 11 and 14 hand samples already, yet Bruno chose to flat call your open, and polupoker chose to call the short stack shove instead of reraise to isolate him, so it feels like they are not prepared to play a large pot with us. polupoker can be hoping to induce more action with AA I suppose, in that case we'll just have to hit a 6. But I think we will get enough folds, leaving dead money in there, to make this a profitable isolation play.

Hand 2: Much easier spot imo than hand 1... all you can eat. We have a nice stack size to 3b jam and a good enough value hand to do it with. We will get some % of folds, and TT plays well enough when called, so with 17bb's and a 3x open in front, I'm comfortable moving it all in here.


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Tue Apr 15, 2014, 06:26 AM
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Sorry I thought both hands are from same tourny, so better keep it in one post. It's the first time I posted any hand for analysis. I will keep it seperate from next time.

So my preflop decision was to shove in both hands. But I have some doubt about first hand.

1) Wouldn't Bruno and polupoker flat preflop with there better pair like 77,88,99,TT in that spot. Coz that's the standard play for them to make and bruno's range might also look like pocket pair from 22 to JJ. Wouldn't I be in bad spot if Bruno shows up with 77-JJ. Saying that polupoker's range looks like pocket << 77 or AJ+ as he flatted preflop shove of buttom.

So I am worried about Bruno's hand range mainly as he can have me dominated. Bruno's hand range might have better pocket pair since he flatted my preflop raise and he might call of with his 77-JJ, if I shove.

Although in reality I flatted also to set mine as I was getting 1:5 odds considering bruno is 100% coming along for the ride.

Here is the boom: http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...700_D9B8BF57B5

* Now plz, let me know if postflop I could have played any differently, since I went for set mining.


2) I did exactly that shove with TT.

Here is the boom: http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...705_41632F3F3F
 
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Tue Apr 15, 2014, 10:51 AM
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polu would very likely reraise the shorty with 77+ unless he's specifically hoping to trap action with AA, but that's risky too since he'll have a 4 way pot then, so I doubt it.

Bruno can have 77-JJ maybe, although JJ and likely TT is probably 3b/get it in pre on these stacks. But he has many worse hands, significantly more so, and he may even fold 77 to a 28bb shove from you facing all this action (I would in his shoes).

Post flop you have to fold imo.


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