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Bad play - Sat Sep 27, 2014, 03:50 AM
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Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
It is $5.50 MTT with less then 200 runners. 10mins regular blind structure and 3000 starting stack.

It's a bit loose preflop open but I played this hand as everyone on my table was playing tight you can see from the stats.

I think it was 100% a check on the turn ?
What should I do on river?

Full Tilt Poker Game #34735658125: $750 Guarantee (276608112), Table 5 - NL Hold'em - 25/50 - 13:06:56 IST - 2014/09/27 [03:36:56 ET - 2014/09/27]
Seat 1: Super_kotik71 (3,090)
Seat 3: Eleganter (3,000)
Seat 4: adikumar2010 (2,648)
Seat 5: denis8219 (10,080)
Seat 6: yetispb (2,570)
Seat 7: WhyAllwaysMe (1,500)
Seat 8: EnYuKoTe (4,770)
Seat 9: Vasiliy1995 (3,275)
Super_kotik71 posts the small blind of 25
Eleganter posts the big blind of 50
Vasiliy1995 has been disconnected
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to adikumar2010 [ ]
adikumar2010 raises to 125
denis8219 folds
yetispb folds
WhyAllwaysMe folds
denis8219 is sitting out
EnYuKoTe folds
Vasiliy1995 has 15 seconds left to act
Vasiliy1995 has timed out
Vasiliy1995 folds
Vasiliy1995 is sitting out
Super_kotik71 calls 100
Eleganter folds
*** FLOP *** [ ] (Total Pot: 300, 2 Players)
Meesha19 sits down
Vasiliy1995 has returned
Super_kotik71 checks
adikumar2010 bets 150
Super_kotik71 calls 150
*** TURN *** [ ] [] (Total Pot: 600, 2 Players)
Super_kotik71 checks
adikumar2010 bets 300
Super_kotik71 raises to 850
adikumar2010 calls 550
*** RIVER *** [ ] [] (Total Pot: 2,300, 2 Players)
Super_kotik71 bets 1,965, and is all in
adikumar2010

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Mon Sep 29, 2014, 03:05 PM
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Since: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,496
The preflop open is certainly on the loose side but I think it's OK.

As played I think the river is a pretty easy fold especially vs a villain who hasn't exactly been active so far...

I think the turn is the main decision point in this hand. Your hand probably isn't strong enough to get three streets of value from worse hands, especially having had fairly dry flop. Betting allows us to get raised off our marginal made hand but more importantly, makes it more costly for us to make our big draw.

So I'd rather check the turn, see a river when we can either call a bet to bluff catch or if he checks, then we can make a thin value bet to target some worse Kx or maybe stuff like A9 or TT. And of course if we hit our flush, we can then raise his river bet!

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