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  1. I once read a really useful piece of advice that has most influenced and shaped my understanding of position:"When you're out of position, you want to end the hand as early as possible."[note that "end the hand" is probably better understood as "end the action"]This has always made sense to me. Position is an advantage for the obvious reason that poker is an information game; thus, being able to act after others nets you more information, allowing you to make better decisions.The application of the above quote, then, is that in ending the hand sooner, you have to make less decisions out of pos
  2. 400 plo8, ring all stacks between $300 and $500 hero limps in MP with A Q J 2 after one other limper. three other players limp behind, sb completes and bb checks. pot is $28, seven players. flop is K 10 4. sb bets out pot at $28, bb calls, and ep limper calls. action is to hero. (there are three players behind to act.) after hero's call (this site does not have a fold button, the only options are call and raise =D), pot will be $140, so a pot raise will be to $168. flat-call or raise? I thought this would be an excellent place for a semi-bluff squeez
  3. Let's say you (full stack) pot A-A-Q-2 (no hearts) utg to $14. Unknown MP cold-calls (full stack), it folds to SB or BB who calls, the other folds.Pot's roughly $45, flop comes 9-9-3 with two hearts. SB/BB checks, what's your plan for the hand?My usual line has to cbet this at full pot and fold to a raise, but the other day this happened and I decided to check.The reason I checked is because one of my main problems is over aggression at times; specifically, in this case, if I get a call, I always cbet almost any turn, and then it's dumb when they have a 9 or if the turn comes a high card and n
  4. Just one reply?I guess I wasn't clear -- a big part of my question is the plan for the turn. Just shoot out some hypotheticals and what you would do, e.g. low turn vs high turn, a pot bet with both players folding, a pot bet with one player calling, sb checking, one person potting it and one fold (so now you aren't closing the action), etc.Aseem
  5. 600 PLO8, ringUTG - $550CO - $750Hero - $800SB - coversHero is Button with .UTG opens to $21, UTG+1 calls, ..., CO calls, Hero calls, SB calls, BB calls.($126, 6 plrs) SB bets $126, BB folds, UTG calls, UTG+1 folds, CO calls, Hero calls.I would normally fold this flop if it folded to me, but with three callers I thought this call was correct. If a low card comes on the turn I'm going to showdown (that obv includes hitting a wheel), but the turn can be tricky to play if it comes a high card.Thoughts? (if it's not clear, the call looks ultra easy after two other callers, but I think turn play ca
  6. Yes, NavyButtons is closest to understanding what I found in this -- Izmet teaches us to, in his own words, really be constantly aware of THE BIG PICTURE. One hand can be played in any possible way, as long as it fits within the big picture. I think all of us obsess too much over each little hand, when the best and most successful players reach the poker stratosphere by focusing less on the details and more on the big picture.Aseem
  7. Eh, you guys are focusing way too much on the specific situation, which is pretty trivial. Maybe the general advice is not as mind-blowing as I thought it was. =/Aseem
  8. I feel like I have gotten to the point where I'm pretty comfortable with my game (mainly PLO8). I still make plenty of mistakes and misplay plenty of hands, but that problem is solved with time, analysis, discussion, etc. -- that's all stuff that I can easily do and am doing (though I can certainly do more of this).So lately, I have been trying to figure out how to take my game to "the next level" (sorry for using such a cliche term, yuck), and I have been thinking a lot about styles. Reading a lot of high-stakes NL HE posts and observing a lot of those high-stakes NL HE games has made me real
  9. Ring game or short handed, doesn't matter. Only key piece of information is that villain is very aggressive and a huge bluffer, including donk bets as well as checkraises when he thinks you missed the board.Let's say 2/4 PLO8.I open on the button to 14 with A-J-4-2 no diamonds. Villain defends his big blind.Flop is J-9-9 with two diamonds. Villain checks.What's our plan for the rest of the hand?I'm really unhappy with almost every line. Cbetting this screams that you will get checkraised or floated, but checking behind also leaves you vulnerable to donk bets and having to either fold very weak
  10. LOL, same. I haaaate playing sh plo8 with Ari. The guy is sick good at sensing weakness.Aseem
  11. Yeah, that's my question. I understand it's not a lock at all, but for example, if I had a set here in hold 'em, I wouldn't raise, for obvious reasons.I know it's not the same situation, but I'd rather maximize my EV than worry about giving up half the pot sometimes.Is it really that black and white that I should have raised?Thanks,Aseem
  12. Well I mean, I would overshove there too, and I think it's way correct to. However, I mentioned that you probably couldn't, because the shortstack's reraise was less than your raise, so most sites don't allow you to raise again when it gets back to you, I believe.Aseem
  13. yeah. you basically have a weak draw. a similar situation would be in PLHE with a gutshot oop. c/c the flop is fine, but leading out isn't.aseem
  14. Make it $200 or $500 for me please. =)AseemP.S. I reserve the right to accept or decline challengers!
  15. You played both this hand and the other hand absolutely fine. I'll elaborate real quick on this hand.Preflop - your raise is fine. You could choose to call also, but I definitely don't like potting it. A raise serves to build up the pot and exploit an equity edge here, but your hand isn't strong enough to isolate anyone. So calling works, and maybe is better if you have a problem getting away from marginal spots postflop (calling allows you to not tie yourself in), but raising for value to 3x or 4x is fine too.Flop - you should be willing to get it all in here, generally, at these stakes (and
  16. 400 PLO8, ringConverterStack sizes:MP3: $506.10Hero: $480.80Pre-flop: (9 players) Hero is BB with 8 2 A 34 folds, MP3 calls, CO folds, Button calls, SB folds, Hero checks.Flop: 8 9 6 ($14, 3 players)Hero checks, MP3 bets $14, Button folds, Hero calls.Turn: Q ($42, 2 players)Hero checks, MP3 bets $42, Hero calls.River: 9 ($126, 2 players)Hero bets $126, ...Results:Final pot: $378 My opponent is kind of aggressive and could easily be potting with a flush draw, a low draw + pair, or a low draw + flush draw, a straight, etc. Potting range in position HU for this guy is very wide (as it should be)
  17. 400 PLO8Hero (BB) - $450BB - $1200Hosse (MP) - coversHero is SB with A K 3 2.UTG limps, ..., Hosse pots to $18, ..., Hero calls, UTG calls.($54, 3 plrs) A Q QHero bets $54, ...I am extremely happy to get all my chips in the middle vs Hosse. His potting range preflop is so wide, and if he has a Q or AA, so be it ("that's a cooler" =D), but I strongly feel that with nut flush draw, best two pair and backdoor nut low draw, I have more than enough to put my money in.The only problem is, I regretted this bet right after I made it and felt that I should have checkraised pot instead (assuming Hosse b
  18. Wow everyone grossly misplayed their hands PREFLOP, imo.Hero -- how can you not either come in for a raise, or limp-reraise this? AA44s is a relative freaking monster, get as much money in as possible preflop, and as someone else mentioned (I just skimmed), ESPECIALLY when you can STILL have position on them postflop!!!!!!!11111(P.S. I don't limp-reraise with aces, it's way too transparent when the stacks are deep and it gets you in trouble, often out of position, postflop. But your stack isn't that deep, and you're in position relative to the preflop to the raiser!!!!!!!!! So reraise!!)And of
  19. http://www.pokerhand.org/?742726If anyone has any experience playing against Hosse, let me know what you think.In my notes, I know he is a very stubborn and also he reraises preflop very liberally with hands like AJ24s and so on, even out of position.Would he really donk push with A3ss? I really doubt it. Why wouldn't he go for a checkraise?I was so close to calling because I felt he could really do it with the bare As + maybe a low draw, in which case I would be good for high and he would be behind.And anyways, I'm getting better than 2-to-1, I should call even if I'm 35%.Ugghhhhhhhhh.One tho
  20. http://www.pokerhand.org/?742689Preflop raise is to try to isolate the superfish while not building the pot too much (not exactly a stellar hand).So the preflop isolation raise didn't work, but I flopped a fairly awesome hand... top two pair, no flush draw on board, nut low draw.And the perfect scenario happens -- the superfish puts all his money in.I chose to flat-call and invite others to enter, do you guys disagree?Aseem
  21. http://www.pokerhand.org/?742666Thoughts?Obviously it's not your standard hand and I'm far from the nuts in either direction, but this opponent specifically is pretty loose and has a wide range. My notes on him, however, were something like "DO NOT BLUFF, super stubborn".Aseem
  22. lol, 15k pot? What site/casino + limits? Or was this a tournament, and 15k = $5 in real money equity? =)Aseem
  23. well that triple-up ended up being pretty meaningless, as my internet connection died again. SADOIJSAOIDJSAOlol, oh well. Off to do other stuff now, GL if you're still in it!Aseem
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