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  1. I think you have to call. By not reraising preflop, there is zero chance he is putting you on a hand this strong. He would probably feel comfortable with any broadway jack, qq. Even if he has a pair tt or less, he may figure you aren't going to go broke early in a $1k with a jack unless it is AJ. Also, since you only raised 1.5x of his flop bet, he could easily think you are just testing to see if he has AK/AQ. I'd say the fact that you under represented your actual strength and there are only 4 hands that beat you, you have to call... If he has you beat god bless him.
  2. Royal tour, the example you presented is not what is commonly viewed as a stop and go. Also, my original reply was just a stream of conscience, not a cut and paste. A go and go, works with a slightly larger stack than a stop and go, and also involves a bigger hand. In this case, your opponent has raised in late position, with what you feel is a marginal hand. In a go and go, you reraise a minimal amount with AK, AQ, 99, 1010, etc. You are expecting to get called by most of their range. After you are called, you are planning to shove any flop. In this example, the blinds are 200-400. You have
  3. This is not a stop and go at all. A stop and go is a play used when you are getting low on chips and wake up with a marginal, but potentially the best hand preflop, in the big blind. The basic set up is that someone raises in late position, and you pick up a hand like a small pair or a weak ace in the big blind. The stacks should be such that the original raiser is going to forced to call a shove preflop, therefore forcing you to have the best hand at a showdown. When running the stop and go, you will be calling the raise, and then shoving on every flop. You should make sure that the flop hits
  4. I'm not really a big fan of AJ OOP, especially against an EP raiser. I would like to know what your read is on this player before this hand comes up. If he has been aggressive and raising a lot, I am more willing to call and subsequently go to the wall with AJ if it hits the flop. If he is a decent, straightforward player or a rock, I am probably just folding preflop. If this is the type of player we are facing, what do we really want to hit? If we hit the ace, we are only ahead if he has KK, QQ, JJ etc, and we are probably not getting action from those hands. The same is true of hitting the j
  5. I'm going to say that a fold is the play, even if he shows you 85 there. You are 65/35 in the hand. 65% of the time you will double up, but that does not guarantee you anything in terms of moving up in the money. We can't even say that it takes you off of the bubble, because with your stack, you probably are not in danger of being out in the next 9 spots anyway. However 35% of the time you will not get anything back, taking you out of the tourney. Assuming a min cash of $150 I'd be looking at it in terms of: Fold=$150 call = .65*$150+.35*0=$98.5.Additionally, assuming you make the money and th
  6. 1. I have no problem with a call here. You're getting 5.5-1 at the time, almost certainly going to be 7.5-1 when all is said and done. Worst case scenario is one of the limpers raises, then the original raiser 4 bets, but i think its a risk worth taking.2. My favorite limit play after flopping a monster is bet right out, especially since you are first to act (i assumed the sb folded), then bet the turn, and check raise the river (many times the check looks like you are abandoning a bluff). Best case scenario is you get raised on the turn. If this happens make sure you three bet and go as many
  7. Once the board trips with the 10s, I think you have to call.... Although I strongly disagree with even getting to that point.
  8. General rule is don't leave home without a chance to make a low. In this case, since you are the big blind, you can definitely take off the flop, and maybe hit it hard, but you shouldn't raise. With the 6-4 on the flop, you are likely drawing to half the pot, but you don't even have the nut flush draw (but K hi 6 handed may work). Once the board pairs, I think you can safely toss it. You don't have a low draw, you don't have the nut flush draw, and even if you make the flush it may be no good. You can make a case for the bet on the flop based on your preflop raise, but once they both call, I t
  9. At the WSOP they were saying that if you win a seat via Poker Stars they pay you 85% of the buy in and you have to provide a copy of your ticket to receive the other 15%.
  10. I got excalibur for the 2nd through 7th for $365+ tax. Checked out Luxor and it was closer to $500 for the same nights. Anyone else playing in Event 6 ($1500 limit hold em?)
  11. I'm in San Antonio through tomorrow night for a meeting, and my free time is just getting under way. Are there any rooms or games that you guys know of? Looking for low-limit no-limit (ie $1-$2, $2-$5) or limit up to $20-$40. Any help is appreciated
  12. Bringing the GF to Vegas is like bringing sand to the beach.
  13. Other than that I thought you had a tight table image, which you clearly exploited. You definitely didn't get yourself in any tight spots from what I remember. I liked your game. That hand where you had the 77 was sick. I think he would have called any bet. That guy was clueless. The loudmouth in the 10 seat with the white shirt ended up going deep. My friend finished 39th, and I stuck around to watch the action. The kid in the 8 deat did not make the money from what I saw. He was very reckless, so that should not come as a surprise.
  14. I re-read the hands, and I recognized them now. I was thrown because I thought that hand was 6-7 of spades. I had a pair of 8's. I wasn't in the tank for 20 minutes though. I liked the move. I had no choice but to put you on a big pair and get rid of mine. I never could have put you on a hand like that.
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