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Did I play this right?

Postby klas793 » Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:53 am

Late $1 re-buy NLHE tourney, 55/303 ppl left, 30 places pay, level 400/800, average stack 20,000

Me, early position, 35,000, hand 88
05WRX, position after me, 35,000, hand AToff
medpanther06, position after 05WRX, 50,000
koosko2, position bb, 10,000

> danadolf raised for 2,000
> 05WRX called for 2,000
> medpanther06 called for 2,000
> wemege folded
> koosko2 went all-in for 9,128
> tycoon69 folded
> danadolf called for 7,528
> 05WRX called for 7,528
> medpanther06 called for 7,528

> Dealing the Flop(J:c 5:h 2:c)
> danadolf bet for 10,000
> 05WRX called for 10,000
> medpanther06 called for 10,000

> Dealing the turn(J:d)
> danadolf, you have 10 seconds to respond
> danadolf bet for 10,000
> 05WRX called for 10,000
> medpanther06 folded

> Dealing the river(10:s)
> danadolf bet for 1,000
> 05WRX called for 1,000
> 05WRX shows Two Pair, Jacks over Tens
(J :c J :d 10 :s 10 :c A :c)
> koosko2 shows One Pair, Jacks
(J :c J :d Q :s 10 :s 9 :h)
> 05WRX wins 90,912 with Two Pair, Jacks over Tens
> koosko2 has left the tournament in 53rd place
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Postby Dithemethen » Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:07 pm

I'm not sure you did play that wrong, I think that the guy who called you was just a moron. Generally tournament ediquite is that when a player is all in you don't bet unless you got the nuts. So by your strong betting he probably should of just folded since he really didnt have anything. The only part of your play that I do not like is the 1,000 bet after the river. It shows to the other player that you really are not strong and there will never be any player that folds to 1,000 with so much in the pot no matter what he has.
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Postby Sages1989 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:43 am


if i read the play right i would not

have played the 88 so strong.

you were in great shape with your chips count.

and getting close to the money.

maybe one on one your 88 would be stronger.

your early raise failed to drive everone out.

then 2 calls after the flop bet of 10k.

don´t know, maybe i would have folded to the all in.

too many players with just 88 for me.

and little reason to risk a lot.

you also had crappy position.


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Postby Pred1984 » Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:28 pm

I'd pretty much have to agree with Donvic, with more emphasis on the positional considerations.  When you call the all-in, two hands that were good enough to call your original raise remain to act.  It's not unreasonable that one or even both have better than 88.  So could the all-in.  There are just too many ways to lose this hand, and not enough to win it to justify playing for a significant part of my stack.  I fold to the all-in.
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Postby Duad1988 » Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:46 pm

its not that bad of a play but after the turn the pot was about 55K and you only bet 10K he probably assumed you didnt have the J so he thought he had 6outs 6/44 thats 13 percent. even though that doesnt justify him calling, i think if you bet 25-30K onto the 55K pot he folds his A10 and you take down the pot
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Postby Shmarch » Sun Aug 07, 2005 3:33 am

i probably would have played it the exact same way as u
so dont worry
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bad play?

Postby Strans » Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:20 pm

I don't believe this was a bad play i just think that this is one of those hands  in which your gut will have to make the decision for you. If that is what you did and you still lost don't get angry, remember consistent play is the key to sucsess.
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Postby Ouseetteled » Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:48 am

I would normally just call the BB or a small raise with 88.  The idea is to see a flop first before commiting alot of your chips.  If you hit a set on the flop then put out a big raise; especially if you think the cards didn't help anyone.  But be carefull of possible fluhes and straights.  I wouldn't committ all my chips until I see the river if I can.
But that's my opinion anyway.
Good luck at the tables.

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