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What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.

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I would guess he has sth. like AQ, AK. Probably AK, although he migh have raised you all in preflop with AK+ - however I don't know his style.

 

Really don't know what to be afraid of with top two. Would have called on the river and also valuebet the turn. Why didn't you bet the turn hard? The only hand that actually beats you is a slow played set and a kamikaze KQ - so why not to value bet the turn?!? That's actually a huge mistake, in my eies.

 

Now I read that he had K10 - sick play. I didn't 100% like your donk conti bet on the flop, but it's ok. He plaied bad in this hand. If he was a loose-passiv player, you might give him KQ or a 10, but that would be a read like - every time when he bets the river hard he has sth. strong + he is a donk and doesn't use this image in his advantage.  

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I certainly would have bet big on the turn to either (1) test the water or (2) steal the pot there and then.  

 

I think he may have been chasing a straight.  If he had it on the turn, why didn't he bet.  I don't think he made his straight either.  

 

I think you walked all over his 89 or something around that area.

 

blue

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Sorry, just to clarify I made a slight error in my blog which has now been corrected with regards to my opponents hand. I welcome criticism, please fell open to discuss different and/or better way's to play my hand of the week, that's the whole point.

 

I am a little absent minded and make slight posting errors occasionally.

I will be posting my answer in a day or so,

 

Thanks

Y'all

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hmm looks like he was chasing a straight and then decided to bluff on the river.  I hope that was true otherwise if he did hit the straight or had a 10 I'm guessing you'd be feeling rather sad in the pants after that

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He is the BB, and since you made a min. raise it was worth staying in the game for him.

 

He allowed you to lead all the way until the river where he came in for the kill and tripled the bet. I think he didn't have more than a pair of Jacks. The fact that you ck'd at the turn probably made him think you didn't have the Ace.  

 

It is a tough call to predict the best way to play this hand not knowing what kind of player your opponent is. Since you initiated the raise in the first place i think i would of raised his ck. Of course this could of been a trap if he had a str8 or trip 10's. But i think would of stood behind my hand and been a bit more aggressive.

 

Lips

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Ok,

 

So I minimum raise 1400 chips on the button. I standard 3x BB raise is usually on the cards, but I like to mix it up sometimes, give my opposition the chance to make a miss-step re-raise, as A-J is a big hand on the button with no previous raisers.

 

My flop bet is probably a big mistake. With a flop of A-J-9 I bet 1400 into a pot of about 3500 chips. Once again I think I had it in my mind to give my opponent a chance to re-raise but under betting the flop, attempting to look weak.

 

The turn is a 10 which doesn't look too threatening. But I cautiously check behind.

 

The river brings a nothing card. If my opponent doesn't bet, I would value bet the river.  But he leads out with a big river bet of about 5K.  I cautiously call.

 

My opponent turns over K-Q for the nut str8. I was probably my own worst enemy in this hand. But calling with just a gut-shot str8 draw by my opponent is still a bit dubious.

 

Cheers,

Rob

 

 

 

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Nothing wrong with the preflop raise 2xbb or 3xbb is ok when its mucked to you

on the button with AJ .

I really dont like the 1400 bet on the flop into a 3500 pot i much prefer betting

about 3/4 (about 2550) of the pot there even with top 2 .

Like you say his play is still pretty bad at this point still calling hoping to hit his 4 outer

gutshot 10 to make his str8 .

i dont mind the check check on the turn .

But once he bets the river you have to say to yourself what am i beating here ?

yes you have 2 pair but he isnt betting that river with nothing he wants you to pay him and you did . The way he played the hand im putting him on J 10 , Q 10 , im not

really putting him on KQ to be honest .

So when he bets that river im mucking my AJ sometimes you have to make good folds

to stay alive in this game you cant call everytime hoping the guys bluffing .

 

In summary preflop bet is fine imo.

Bet bigger on the flop .

Im foldinr to his bet on the river because of the way he played the hand .

 

 

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Not wanting to derail but how did Rob become sponsored by LPB ?

Im guessing its just a voluntary thing on Robs behalf and he puts up a blog

and discusses hands on LBP. (Not really sponsorship is it?)

;)

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Not wanting to derail but how did Rob become sponsored by LPB ?

Im guessing its just a voluntary thing on Robs behalf and he puts up a blog

and discusses hands on LBP. (Not really sponsorship is it?)

;)

 

Well sponsorship to me means that a person is "funded" and I would say that he has been funded to play tournaments by LatestPokerBonuses.

 

blue

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Can he play whatever he wants ?

Or does he have a maximum buy in to all tournaments ?

How often does he have to play ?

 

Sorry for being curious its just that ive noticed he hasnt played many tourneys

and his blog isnt up to date much.

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Hi,

 

I am funded by LPB, if you read my blog I am about even at the moment. I am free to play, any tournaments I wish. I usually range from $50-$20 entry tournaments, and play exclusively at Poker Stars. I've had some very near misses for some nice cashes, and I'm sure one is around the corner soon.

 

Cheers,

Rob

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I think we are overdue for an update it is almost a month since this thread was last posted in and you have had at least one cash since posting last

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Hi Ya'll,

 

Today I thought I'd pose a hypothetical hand, and garner some reactions.

 

Blinds are 25/50, stacks are 3K. You raise 200 in late position  with kh.gif  qc.gif. BB re-raises to 550, and you call.

 

The flop is  js.gif  th.gif  2c.gif

 

BB leads out with 800 chip bet.

 

What do you do now? Lets assume BB is a tight player.

 

Post your suggestions, and I\'ll get back in a few days with some comments.

 

Cheers,

Rob

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i would think he had aces kings or queens in the pocket.  he is feeling pretty good right now.  i would personally not call (esp with 3k stack size) because you may be chasing an open ended straight that only has 6 outs if he has ACES in the pocket.  If he is truly tight, tight , tight.....you can almost rest assured he has pocket aces because he assumed you had at minimum (and was hoping) a big ace king or ace queen.  get out of this hand as fast as you can.  Ask him to show you thoses aces!!!

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Given that the BB is a tight player and raising out of position i would put him on KK, AA, QQ and they are trying to make you pay to draw i would fold as you are not getting good odds to call and draw for the straight

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Hi Ya'll,

 

I think the answer has been nailed on the head already. With K-Q, on a rainbow flop J-10-2, a lot of players may be thinking ok I have an open ended straight draw (32%), plus 2 possible over cards to hit (add 27%). That makes 59% of hitting by the river. Just thinkng about your cards you may think you are the favorite.

 

But this fails to take in the opponents cards. A lot of your opponents cards will discount yours if he/she has a big hand. I have said the opponent is a tight player, so lets see what the odds are against these hands AA-KK-QQ-JJ-1010-AK-AQ-AJ.........

 

Your hand vs AA ......24%

Your hand vs KK........30%

Your hand vs QQ.......40%

Your hand vs JJ.........26%

Your hand vs 1010.....26%

Your hand vs AK.........27%

your hand vs AQ.........27%

Your hands vs AJ........47%

 

So assuming the player has one of these hands, you are never the favorite, and you are rarely getting a good price to call as the opponent has bet about 80% of the pot.  If the stacks were bigger, say 10K you can incorporate implied odds, and now you may call for that reason alone.

 

Even hands that may call a re-raise all-in from you, lets assume from loose players often will disount some of your drawing cards. For example.

 

Your hand vs QJ.......40%

Your hand vs J9........45%

Your hand vs  KJ........40%

your hand vs 99 ........44%

 

I would advise a fold in this spot.

 

Cheers for now,

Rob

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I agree with Rob.  That's why I always find it uncomfortable calling reraises with KQo.  It could easily be dominated and there aren't many flops where I'm sure I'm ahead.

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Hi,Rob...

 

I hardly ever reply to this thread because of my lack of knowledge in Poker... :-[

 

But I really like to to let you you how much I enjoy reading all the blogs that you wrote...I never miss any of them and they are very helpful even for a poker dummy like me...heh heh! and somewhat funny. Wonderful way of telling...

Thank you and wish you tons of luck!!! Cheers to you!!!

 

Go, LPB!!! :)

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Since Rob (the LPB sponsored player) is busy, if anyone has a poker "hand of the week/what would you do" that they would like to post, please feel free to post it in this thread.

 

I'll post a hand during this coming week....see if we can get this thread alive.

 

In the meantime, if you have hand you would like to post, please just go for it!

 

blue

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Thanks blue i would like to see this thread come back to life. I really enjoyed it. If i have any hands worth posting i certainly will!

 

Lips

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So here is the question - What would you do?

 

I'm attaching a picture so you can get a good idea of what the hand "feels" and looks like.  This is a 45 seater 25c sitngo.

 

I limped in without a raise - my reason for that is the play was poor and I didn't think a raise would make any difference.  The players were calling regardless of their hand! 

 

The flop came down and madmomo50: bets 80 - I flat called as did EGeKa.

Turn drops on the table and madmomo50 bets 20.  I raised to 120 and EGeKa immediately calls as does madmomo50.

River card - madmomo50 checks, I checked and EGeKa immediately goes all in.  madmomo50 folds. 

 

The bet is not my entire stack but it is a fair portion of it.

 

What would you have done in this situation?

 

blue

 

 

 

 

 

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I would fold. It not worth calling cuz ur A is only semi strong and he might have AQ,AK or flush. Now if i had AK i might call the funny thing is because its only 45c. Donks don't care they call anything like u said early. I played the ring games 5c-10c table min buyin is $2 even 10c-25c min buyin $5 u see these chinese player only go allin. They don't play out their hand. If they double up they leave the table. If they lose the reload the min. I hate that kind of play.

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Hi blue,I think I'd fold too.3 hearts on table,possible flush but EGeKa might be bluffing too.I've seen too many players bluff when there are 3 suited cards on table.You have pair A's.. J kicker so that is a risky call and would cost you almost all your money so I'd probably fold but that's easy for me to say since I wasn't playing and if I was I've called similars hands and went down in flames...lol!

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