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How to play this hand - Fri Aug 22, 2014, 01:49 PM
adikumar2010's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
It is Super Stack $11 on FTP with 12mins slow blind structure and 5000 starting stack.

How should I have played this hand on the flop?

Full Tilt Poker Game #34602514059: Super Stack $4K Guarantee (273613989), Table 28 - NL Hold'em - 30/60 - 23:08:10 IST - 2014/08/22 [13:38:10 ET - 2014/08/22]
Seat 1: Muki5550 (8,470)
Seat 2: adikumar2010 (3,898)
Seat 3: SamoBlackzerian (3,850)
Seat 4: nostrategy (15,183)
Seat 5: mums04 (9,757)
Seat 6: mateusmoura1 (5,855)
Seat 7: waltlandi (3,135)
Seat 8: blackwidow56 (5,105)
Seat 9: FurIsMrDr (5,829)
waltlandi posts the small blind of 30
blackwidow56 posts the big blind of 60
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to adikumar2010 [ ]
FurIsMrDr raises to 120
Muki5550 calls 120
adikumar2010 calls 120
SamoBlackzerian folds
nostrategy folds
mums04 folds
mateusmoura1 calls 120
waltlandi folds
blackwidow56 calls 60
*** FLOP *** [ ] (Total Pot: 630, 5 Players)
blackwidow56 checks
FurIsMrDr checks
Muki5550 checks
adikumar2010 bets 315
mateusmoura1 raises to 960
blackwidow56 folds
FurIsMrDr folds
Muki5550 folds

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 08:49 AM
spand42's Avatar
Since: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,496
I'd just check the flop and hope to see a free/cheap turn. I think our fold equity is relatively small and I'm not too keen on bloating the pot just yet.

If you assume he has only sets/two pair, you're basically flipping. If he might semi-bluff draws like this, your equity drops to ~41%.

As played, being Out of Position, I don't really fancy just calling and facing a brick turn when we might have to fold or hitting our flush and not getting paid. Therefore I'd just move all in with my monster draws, exercising some fold equity and we have very decent hand equity.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014, 09:58 AM
adikumar2010's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
He has AJ, I had to 3-bet shove just coz I bet the flop there so no point calling. I had to shove. I was 56-44 favorite luckily.

So your line will be to check-call flop, then check-call turn and check-fold river if I don't make straight or flush? Like playing passive all the way
Sat Aug 23, 2014, 10:10 AM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,836
I 100% agree with Andy. It's way too many BB to be blindly taking a flip at best.

I'd check/call the flop, then if I miss the turn, only call a bet if I'm priced in to do so and fold if I'm not priced in on the turn or if I miss the river because I have plenty of playability in my stack to find a better spot.

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