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pocket Q"s - Fri Jul 18, 2014, 08:58 AM
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I want my school money back .
 
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Fri Jul 18, 2014, 09:18 AM
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That's just ugly. Not much you can really do here.
 
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Fri Jul 18, 2014, 11:51 AM
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Hi donna1906!

The initial raise amount here is way too big. When playing, I want to keep all of my bets and raises standard, as this helps to conceal the strength of my hand. Players that bet more with better hands and less with marginal ones are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent.. something that I need to avoid.
A standard raise in this situation, is to 3BB+1BB for each limper, so I will raise to 60.

When there is a shorter stack shove and a call, it's absolutely the correct play to re-shove.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014, 06:54 PM
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Hi John , ty for the reply.

Normally I hold the rule of 4 x BB and 1 BB per limper as is suggested in the course here. So normally I would have raised 80 here.
But when the blinds are still low and if I have a good hand I like to raise a bit more to narrow the field down before the flop.

But even if I had played it like you suggested the outcome would have been the same wouldn't it ?

But I see your point too and ty for that.
 
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Fri Jul 18, 2014, 07:02 PM
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When playing, you can't think about the outcome, as I don't want to be results oriented. I want to make the best play for a given point in time based on the information that I have available... that's it.

After I make my decision, whatever happens, happens.

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