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$0.11 MTT - Defending BB with Q8o - Sat Aug 02, 2014, 06:44 AM
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Played on a 0.11 tourney
 
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Sat Aug 02, 2014, 07:42 AM
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You might want to call your threads something a bit informative describing the hand - 'please review this hand' describes every thread in the forum


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Sat Aug 02, 2014, 07:47 AM
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As for hand, firstly I'd be folding pre-flop. A 4x raise in tournaments is very large, and even if it is a blind steal, your hand is not going to flop strongly enough usually for you to continue. Even if you hit a queen there is a good chance you are out kicked and will lose a lot of money.

As for after the flop, the check to the pre-flop raiser is fine, but re-raising all in is way over the top. It's a relatively safe board so you don't need to try and take the pot down now. I like raising, but a much smaller amount would be better. That way hands like KQ or QJ can continue, and give you more chips. When you have a strong hand on a safe board, our aim isn't to take the pot down now, but to get as many chips out of the opponent as possible.


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Sat Aug 02, 2014, 08:46 AM
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Fold pre. Q8o plays horrendously out of position with no initiative.

As played, post-flop is fine, but possibly not optimal. Check-calling, check-raising and check-shoving are all viable. I'd usually just call the c-bet and hope villain keeps barreling (especially if he has something like AQ), as I think this might have a slightly higher EV, but it's probably safer to just cram it in immediately and deny villain the chance to control the action or improve to a better hand, especially if you're not confident in your post-flop play.


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Sat Aug 02, 2014, 08:52 AM
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what kinds of hand would u recommend to call a raise from the big blind with ?
 
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Sat Aug 02, 2014, 09:49 AM
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Instant fold preflop, even if the opp is a total maniac.

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Sat Aug 02, 2014, 10:14 AM
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yes but what kind of hands would u recommend to call a raise with pre flop ?
 
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Sat Aug 02, 2014, 10:19 AM
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That will be dependent on how the opp is playing and a read on this is necessary to develop a range of hands to play... and this info was not provided.

If it's a tighter opp, since I'm out of position and they overbet, I need a premium hand, say JJ+ AK+.. even TT or AQs would be marginal.

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Sat Aug 02, 2014, 10:22 AM
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It's hard to say exactly because there is so little information. For example, is the villain tight or loose? If he is loose then we can widen our calling range, if he is tighter, we should tighten up. Is 4x his usual raise size? And if it isn't, do we think he is stronger or weaker than usual? And what stage of the tournament are we at - are we desperate for chips?

Personally out of the big blinds I prefer to 3-bet rather than simply call as we are out of position after the flop so my range will be tighter. I am probably playing hands like ATs+, AJo+, KJs+, KQo, QJs, 77+. But it's so context specific it is hard to tell you what hands you should be playing generically in the BB against a cut off raise.

Edit: Or what John said


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