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is this wrong?

Postby Hatent1995 » Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:37 pm

Last night I was in a single table no limit tourney. (my favorite) I was chip leader with about 10,000, next was a guy with about 6,000, and then there was a girl with about 2,000. We were all already in the money. The girl was the weakest player, she got to where she was by catching some really lucky cards on some questionable calls. The guy with 6,000 chips was actually a pretty good player. Usually in this spot I would try to squeeze out the short stack, but I decided to try something else. I decided I wanted to play the girl heads up because I knew I would win against her easily most of the time. And the other guy had been talking crap the whole tourney. So I left her alone and went after the guy. I kept betting into him strong making him fold and taking his blinds. I think he was playing too tight just to get at least the 2nd place money and to take his chances against me heads up with a short stack. At one point I actually folded a stronger hand to the girl just to give her a few chips so she would have a little bit more than the guy. The guy finally made a stand against me at the wrong time...I took him out with AK against J10. I took out the girl pretty quickly and won the tourney. Later after I thought about it, I decided that I really could have gotten burned by playing that way. This strategy worked that time, but was I lucky? And I almost felt guilty. Was what I was doing a mild form of collusion against the guy, or just poker strategy? What do you guys think?
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Postby klas793 » Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:15 pm

I suppose if she played really crappy you did the right thing....
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I like it

Postby Mystery36 » Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:17 pm

I think you were playing to win and he was either not getting the cards or just playing for 2nd.Once your in the money I think its time to get agressive if you want the win.You recognized the better player and went after him.You of course could of been burned but thats why they call it gambling.
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Postby Sages1989 » Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:38 pm


hey way to go. i was impressed.

you devised a strategy based on your

op weakness , implimented it and won.


no, that was total collusion. that worked.

i guess i was impressed because i do not

pay enough attention to my op.

one of my goals. till i´m better will try

to stay away from you.

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Postby Alaines » Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:34 pm

I believe you were executing a strategy rather than colluding with someone. If you told her beforehand that, "hey when it gets to the three of us I am going to avoid you so that you can stay in", then I would say it is collusion. That being said you could have burned yourself and I would always pick off people as I can without regard to their ability. Sounds like you were playing the Weakest Link instead of poker.
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Postby Jdawg1142 » Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:39 pm

what how could you feel guilt?this is poker this is war! why would you want to play the better of the two? thats like saying i want to play michael jordon instead of someone at the local gym?
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heads up

Postby Sages1989 » Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:55 am

me again. yes i see why you went after him early.

he, the op. guy, sounds like he might be real

tough heads up. her you can take. so, don´t

let him get a chance at her chips.

again, i liked what you did.

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Postby Wople1976 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 4:23 pm

you absolutely played correctly, taking advantage of an opponent's tight play who was probably waiting, assuming your aggression would eventually take out the shortstack. you formulated a strategy where you would either win or take 3rd, which means you were really gambling. Hey it worked out for ya, congrats.
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Postby Amor1993 » Thu May 26, 2005 6:50 pm

sounds like a great play on ur part :wink:
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Postby Lefe1972 » Fri May 27, 2005 4:16 pm

collusion to me is when two people know each other and one folds best hand so as not to take out his/her friend, or bets and raises then folds giving their friend chips. what u did was simple strategy, nice play, and congrats on ur win
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Postby Amor1993 » Fri May 27, 2005 4:29 pm

well said steffne :wink:
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Postby ACE-magnet » Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:09 pm

nice win way to go. if all final tables had a fish the world would be a nicer place. id do it in a heartbeat. play poker thats what you did 3 f#$kers in a dorm room with laptops in a 6 person sngo THATS collusion.
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Postby Stren1991 » Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:58 am

My first rule of poker is if hes givin it to u take it and if u get screwed dont get screwed tooo bad
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greta job

Postby Soletur » Sat Aug 06, 2005 4:00 pm

nice job on the win. YOu did what u had to do to get it.  I think its betetr to get out the toughest oopponents first.  And you did., WTG
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that was a good strategy

Postby Pissompons » Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:50 am

the people that make the game tough on you you want to take out first    good call

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