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  1. I had AJ in the hand ... after the hand played out he showed an Ace. I dont know what his kicker was but obviously it wasn't AQ otherwise he would've won the pot. I guess I'd have to put him on maybe an A-10 suited, something in that mid-ace range. I agree with your take aka, betting the river really wouldn't get me anything other than called by a worse hand in my opinion. Just wanted to get what others thought on the hand.
  2. Sorry, I had AJ. Thought I wrote that in the original post.
  3. So Idk this was kind of a weird hand for me in a tournament I was playing tonight. I feel like I played it okay, but I don't know if I played it too nittish or if it was okay to just check down the river with my hand. I am in the cutoff, Villian is sitting directly to the right of me. I have 6600 in chips, he has 10,800. Blinds are 120-240 (it's a turbo tournament, 12 minute blind levels). Villian opens the pot with a limp, I put in a raise before the flop to 560. Button folds. Small and Big Blind folds and the Villian just smooth calls. Now up to this point he had been playing INCREDIBLY
  4. I think Variance means down the road in a different pot. As for the hand, I'm 50-50 on it. I completely understand where you were going but if you were going to get in that deep with the hand, I would definitely just call on the river. Realistically speaking, he's showing an incredible amount of strength in this hand, especially leading out on the turn. Depending on how good he is at putting people on hands, the perfect card to hit was the ace - and that's when he started to bet the hand good. He bet his draw which is something that I like to do, hit it on the turn, and led out into you ho
  5. Yeah deep stacks are really good. I bubbled the final table of that tournament. Ran J's in K's, I was BB he was SB. Cold deck situation but I cashed so it's no big deal.
  6. Yeah, nothing you can do about that - but next time pop it a little higher than 1000 from 600, not even a min-raise - he re-raised which is weird, but even if he calls there he's getting all your chips. If I got out of line, and raised to 600 preflop with connectors like that, and then you only made it 400 more I'm getting my chips in the pot before you do, so you have to protect your big hands a little better pre-flop. But it sounds like this kid clearly is a moron. Bad beats happen, it's poker.
  7. Gad and Variance have it right. Whether in position or out of position, I like to bet draws (but I am more of a "reader" and an aggressive player so it depends on your style). I will tell you that when I first started out I used to be very passive when play straight and flush draws and I would not get paid off as much as when I am aggressive with them now. I like to bet the draws like Variance said because when you hit, it looks more like you're betting a pair in your hand or on the board - it's hard to put someone on a flush draw. But yeah, everything depends on situation, pot size,
  8. Yeah I hear what a lot of you are saying, I went with my read and I push. I had him covered in the hand so it wasn't my tournament life - it was a good portion of my stack and it did set me back, but it didn't knock me out. I went with a read (the right one) but just couldn't get him off of the hand which happens I guess. Like I said during the tournament, oh well. Onto the next one. Thanks for all the feedback. And to answer your question Variance, it was a monthly deepstack tournament. It's a decent tournament I play in every month.
  9. This isnt the worst hand ever or the worst beat as I don't really like telling bad beat stories, but more of a horrible player story and me really just typing the hand out and racking my brain trying to figure out how I lost the hand: It's a tournament, we're in the early levels. Starting stacks were 15K, blind levels are 30 minute levels. I have been playing well, built my stack up to 53K so far due to actually flopping a straight and getting 2 players' stacks earlier on. We're at 75-150 level now and I am in the small blind. Second 2 act raises to 300, 5th position calls, cutoff calls,
  10. What did he have to say about your play? Tell him he's clearly a moron. I mean you got all the chips anyway. Idk what ace high flush is doing straight shoving into a paired board with just a flush. He's the bad player. With some much smooth calling, etc. somebody could easily be in there with a 7 so fullhouse posibilities are all over the place. You got all the money anyway, but the only thing differently I'd do is raise the flop, build the pot especially with there being so many people in it. Trust me, nobody is putting you on 6's full until the river.
  11. I personally am raising the turn. I want to get paid off big with this hand. Im probably putting the original raiser on 10's, maybe 9's - somewhere in that range. When the board comes out 776, it's pretty decent for his hand. He's certainly calling the turn even if you raise. If you get re-raised, you can control the pot by just calling and seeing what falls on the river. But I'd definitely raise as many streets as possible, disguises your hand a big. I probably would've raised the flop to be honest as well, because nobody is going to put you on 6's full, and not to many people are going to ra
  12. It's a cash game with 4 players in there, to much money to hit your set - which you did. Check-raise the flop, it shows really good strength especially with that board texture. Sure, you want to extract value - but I think 135 + 270 in a 1-2 hand against 4 players for a pair of 6's in this pot is pretty decent value. Not to mention with that board texture, it becomes less about value at this point but more against protecting a very vulnerable hand. He may or may not have called - you'll never know - but the best thing in poker is to put your opponents to the test every step of the way. Make th
  13. Couple things here. Your raise is perfectly fine pre-flop, but when he re-raises here, I am just flat calling with A-K. It's not a made hand and that's what a lot of people seem to forget. I'd rather have 2-2 and catch a set in this position obviously then A-K and catch a King on the flop. Not to mention with the flat call I have the ability to play the hand in position. It's a bit of a cooler like some people have pointed out, but I definitely disagree with them getting on you about folding. It's a bad play to fold A-K after you have 4 Bet ... but it's not always a bad play to let A-K go. Now
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