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$11 Super Stack tournament on FTP, How to play on turn - Tue Sep 09, 2014, 03:28 PM
adikumar2010's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
It is $11 Super Stack tournament on FTP with 12min slow blind level and 5000 starting stack.

1) Should I have raised the flop?
2) Should I bet bigger on the turn once he checked to me? I am not sure if betting big on the turn would have got him to fold !!
3) Should I check down river?

Full Tilt Poker Game #34670534909: Super Stack $4K Guarantee (275148812), Table 34 - NL Hold'em - 140/280 Ante 25 - 00:39:28 IST - 2014/09/10 [15:09:28 ET - 2014/09/09]
Seat 1: GR Steinbock 57 (25,317)
Seat 3: dawhiteninja (8,688)
Seat 4: adikumar2010 (7,161)
Seat 5: dzho_1986 (16,942)
Seat 6: vitalyi79 (6,992)
Seat 7: WVLB (42,339)
Seat 8: Energezer (7,264)
Seat 9: PureBaadi (8,786)
GR Steinbock 57 antes 25
dawhiteninja antes 25
adikumar2010 antes 25
dzho_1986 antes 25
vitalyi79 antes 25
WVLB antes 25
Energezer antes 25
PureBaadi antes 25
WVLB posts the small blind of 140
Energezer posts the big blind of 280
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to adikumar2010 [ ]
PureBaadi folds
GR Steinbock 57 folds
dawhiteninja raises to 560
adikumar2010 calls 560
dzho_1986 folds
vitalyi79 calls 560
WVLB folds
Energezer calls 280
*** FLOP *** [ ] (Total Pot: 2,580, 4 Players)
Energezer checks
dawhiteninja bets 1,032
adikumar2010 calls 1,032
vitalyi79 folds
Energezer folds
*** TURN *** [ ] [] (Total Pot: 4,644, 2 Players)
dawhiteninja checks
adikumar2010 has 15 seconds left to act
adikumar2010 bets 1,857
dawhiteninja calls 1,857
*** RIVER *** [ ] [] (Total Pot: 8,358, 2 Players)
dawhiteninja checks
adikumar2010 bets 3,687, and is all in
dawhiteninja calls 3,687
*** SHOW DOWN ***
adikumar2010 shows [ ] two pair, Kings and Jacks
dawhiteninja shows [ ] two pair, Aces and Jacks
dawhiteninja wins the pot (15,732) with two pair, Aces and Jacks
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 15,732 | Rake 0
Board: [6s 2h Js Kh Ac]
Seat 1: GR Steinbock 57 folded before the Flop
Seat 3: dawhiteninja showed [ ] and won (15,732) with two pair, Aces and Jacks
Seat 4: adikumar2010 showed [ ] and lost with two pair, Kings and Jacks
Seat 5: dzho_1986 folded before the Flop
Seat 6: vitalyi79 (button) folded on the Flop
Seat 7: WVLB (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: Energezer (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 9: PureBaadi folded before the Flop

Thu Sep 11, 2014, 12:38 PM
TheLangolier's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 13,499
(Head Trainer)
Hi Adi,

With no read yet on how this guy plays, I prefer to just fold KJo preflop to his open (but would open it myself from this position if he had folded in front of me).

Flop call is good, turn bet is fine. Alternatively we could move all in on the turn which is an overbet (5544 into 4644) which may get hero called if the villain thinks we are bluffing on a draw, and it prevents us from getting lost on bad rivers, of which there's a number, if he moves in after one comes.

As played, I think the river is not good, and we should be checking this card back. It's just such a gross river card as it sometimes improves him to a better hand (AJ/AK/AA) and when it does not improve him, it makes him unlikely to call us now, so a hand like QQ or TT is just folding. All we can really get called by that's worse is AsQs/AhQh, but both those hands might well barrel this turn card rather than check/call, so they seem less likely holdings imo. The important point here is when you are value betting think about what hands in the villains range you are targeting, and the likelihood they will call your value bet. This particular river really devastates those chances, so although we have 2 pair the all in is probably too thin now.

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