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MicroMillions Event 24 Blind vs Blind - Cooler, or Misplayed?

MicroMillions Event 24 Blind vs Blind - Cooler, or Misplayed? - Sun Jul 20, 2014, 01:46 AM
Christxof's Avatar
Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 256
MicroMillions. No reads on villain - only 6 hands, and this was the first one he played.

The more I think of it, the more I think this was misplayed, but I want to make sure. This was my thought process going in:
1) Blind vs blind makes for wider ranges, so even against someone I have no reads on, even a rag Ace like I had is a favourite.
2) His overshove screamed to me that he had an ace, and I did NOT make the call immediately - I went into my timebank. The reason I eventually called was a) his overshove felt to me like he was trying to force a fold, making me think his ace was either weak or he was actually semi-bluffing with a draw (which I had a blocker to), b) most stronger aces probably should have 3-bet me in this spot. However, I'm even thinking this might be faulty, because A3 or A4 might play it this way as well, which I didn't consider at the time. He didn't have that good, but was AT something I could have reasonably expected him to flat-call preflop?

And how big of an error was my call?

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Last edited by Christxof; Sun Jul 20, 2014 at 02:04 AM..
Sun Jul 20, 2014, 12:01 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,832
Hi Christxof!

With A7 in the SB, I totally 100% agree with your first comment, that this is way ahead of the opp's range, so I'm absolutely making a standard raise with it.

When I flop an ace, I'm absolutely going to make a standard c-bet here.
Now, the opp shoves. Well, the first thing is that whether they shove or raise is basically irrelevant, as a standard raise pot-commits me... so while this may look like an over-shove, it's really not.

While I think that Ax from the opp can easily be played this way, so could other hands that I'm ahead of: 55-99 (maybe even TT), , 56.

Not sure why you said that you had a blocker to a draw, as you don't have a two nor a 5?

Since I could be behind (A3, A4, A8-AQ could flat pre, but AK should normally 3-bet) or I could be ahead (hands above) and since I'm short and need chips..... I'm calling!

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)

P.S. I've played every ace this way (minus AA). I'll raise some and I'll flat some, in order to balance my range.


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Sun Jul 20, 2014, 01:28 PM
Christxof's Avatar
Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 256
Thanks JWK. I suppose it wasn't as big an error as I thought.

And my saying I had a blocker to a draw was a combination of originally misremembering the flop (I thought it was A54 at first), and also that it DID block one of their outs if they had 56, although I guess that's not much of a blocker.

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