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  1. Typically 4. I play better when I'm playing TAG, and playing four tables helps me play the "right" hands (for me). I have a better win per table when rate when I'm only playing 1 or 2 tables, but my overall rate is better when playing 4.I would actually consider trying upwards of 6, but I'm usually playing on my laptop, and there just isn't enough screen real estate for my eyes.
  2. I've seen this on numerous occasions with online players. They use the convient "Raise" button to raise whatever the opponent bets. However, if checked to, they will actually enter some reasonable amount into the bet window. I can't explain why (other than the magic min-raise button), but it does happen.
  3. Ok, with this nugget of knowledge, I would like to humbly change my vote from call to raise.
  4. This still seems villain (and hero) dependent. If villain is known to overbet regularly, then he's also likely to get played back at fairly regular, so a raise here would make a lot of sense. In this specific situation, what would a TAG player that's been card dead raise this bet with? If we believe villain may believe we are frustrated and raising to drive him out, then raise away. But, if hero isn't the type to tilt like that, wouldn't villain interpret a raise here as extreme strength?I agree that there are plenty of times that this is a raise. I'm just not convinced that it is here.
  5. Good question. For me, this is villain/read dependent. Is this scenario, hero has been really card dead and then suddenly wakes up and is raising an overbet. Depending on villain, he could view that as frustration or "he finally hit something". In this specific situation, I like the flop call.If hero hadn't been card dead and villain was known to overbet the pot frequently, then I'd agree with the raise.If I'm in villain's shoes, the hero's flat call looks like top pair good kicker with a flush draw (or maybe a set afraid of the flush). I could see villain going into check/call pot contro
  6. Granted, I play almost exclusively online, but I see the big overbet used a lot with middle and bottom pair trying to buy the pot. So, I'm ok with the flat call on the flop (even though, in this case, based on subsequent calls, it doesn't appear he has a smaller pair). As rdtedm said, I think you can bet around $100 on the turn, which would allow you to bet around $225 or so on the river. Is there any chance this villian would sense weakness if you just bet like $75 again on the river and then check/raise you? If so, then that's another option to get more money in.
  7. This feels like one of:1) 86 -- Seems reasonable. He lucked out on the river and wants to get some extra value.2) A set -- He was sandbagging, which is common at these levels.3) K6 -- Definitely possible at these levels, particularly if its suited. Again, he lucked out on the river.4) A bluff -- This doesn't seem terribly likely, unless he's played with you a bunch and knows you'll fold here.5) 23 -- I suppose this is possible, but he certainly played badly all around if this is the case.This really seems like either situation #1 or #2. In any event, I'm pretty sure you're beat. However, i
  8. The made nut flush could do this. First time around he slow plays it and hopes that the hero will tag along with the BB's raise. Then, when he sees that the hero likes his hand a lot (and that the BB is willing to play as well), he goes ahead and pumps it with the nuts.Now, if he doesn't have the nut flush, I agree with the "WTF?".
  9. Have you established an image? That would help a lot. If you've been raising a lot of hands and getting no action, then the villain's range opens up quite a bit. If the table is as tight as you say (and you haven't been too aggressive pre-flop), then button seems more likely to have a real hand.Personally, I don't like the re-raise on the flop. To me, if you're going to raise on the flop, you might as well push. As played, if you check and he pushes, you're getting like 2.1:1, which would be hard not to call, so, as played, you might as well push the turn.I think I'd rather call the flop
  10. Hmmm... Most people on these forums seem to advocate pushing with these types of hands (open-ended straight flush draw). I don't know if it was UTG+1 or CO that had J8. But, if it was UTG+1 (who is very short-stacked here), if he's playing J8 to a raise (granted, if he's going to limp, he probably should call with two other callers, being last to act) then that's about as good a flop as he could ask for to get in his money.
  11. I hate the flop. If you're going to raise here (particularly to get out the draws), you need to make your raise to like $4.Did you have any read on this player? Given his passivity it certainly feels a lot like QJ or KJ. However, given that every possible draw hit on the river, I'd check behind on the river.
  12. Exactly why don't you feel he could have a 4 here? We have no read on him at all. Plenty of folks at this level will call OOP with stuff like Q4 suited. Having hit second pair on the flop, he could easily have decide to "take on off" to see what the turn brought. Low and behold, he now has trips.Don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating that it is *likely* villain has a 4, I'm just saying it's definitely *possible*.
  13. Zach, it certainly feels like you were beat. However, there is one peculiar piece to me. The villain called the initial bet, and only put more money in after you raised. This just strikes me as odd. Given that there were flush and straight draws on the board, it seems really bad of him to flat-call on the flop if he has a set. Were you raising a lot of flops, such that he might suspect you to inflate the pot for him? Even then, his min-reraise seems poor (given the draws and the likelyhood that a smart hero could be raising on the come here). I would have expected a sane villian to push
  14. I don't mind the flop bet, but I'm with Jordan... make it more like $35 or so. I don't really like the turn, and I definitely don't like the river. Granted, the flush comes in on the turn (as does the gutter straight), but what hand that hits the flush is likely to call the re-raise pre-flop? The only hand that comes to mind is AK suited, but I just don't think you can be that afraid of it. I think you needed to raise the turn, or at the very least, bet the river.Before I read the the results, my feeling was that one person had either KK or AA, and the other had TT. I ended up being half-
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