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Please review this hand - Tue Jun 24, 2014, 08:36 AM
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Tue Jun 24, 2014, 05:43 PM
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Preflop with AQ, I need to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper (240 chips). I do not want to raise to less than this, or I can be giving the opps the correct odds to be in the hand. If they get the odds, they will win chips on average from me.

When I flop nothing, I need to check when it's checked to me. If any of the opps bets, I need to fold.

On the turn, I still have nothing but ace high, so when an opp bets, I need to fold. I cannot chase gutshot draws when I'm priced out. I have 10% pot equity and only 8% hand equity... when the pot equity is more, I need to fold. This is especially true in league games, as I cannot take chances in them, as they will cost me $$ from the end of the month leaderboard.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014, 07:51 PM
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AQo my favourite trouble hand.

Basically what JWK wrote is correct, but as it is freeroll I would have shoved preflop and picked up that 180 and built myself an donk tableimage. You played it passively and lost 33% of ur stack. My solution would have brought you 13% of ur stack. With JWKs solution u would have lost also 33% of ur stack cause UTG would likely call 200 extra there with his Kx and then rolled u until river.


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Tue Jun 24, 2014, 10:54 PM
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as its freeroll. i agree with the allin preflop method aswell


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Wed Jun 25, 2014, 03:33 AM
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Guys, you can't look at a league game as a freeroll. In a league game, the one and only thing that matters is getting points for the monthly leaderboard payouts. Every risk that you take early will cost you cash.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014, 10:57 AM
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but at this point shove with AQ is not risky at all.
limpers will fold and i doubt that UTG would call.
he must be genius to limp with AA, KK, QQ, AK like this.

sure he could call with 44+, but i prefer headsup flip with AQ than 3 or 4 way pot that will cost me 33% just because i let others in and i dont know where i am.

its just different philosophy but quite standard at freerolls.

AQ is so tricky hand anyway.
Lately i played one sat and was in bubble - 26 left and 24 got ticket and i was utg with AQo.
I had 4 or 5 BB left and that was really tricky spot for me. i folded it cause i hoped that i will survive one orbit and during that someone else will die, but it didnt happen - other shorties doubled up and also blinds went up so i was forced to shove with A3o 8 hands later and finished as bubbleboy.


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