Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by VernonME

  1. as said before, folding wouldnt be too bad. but personally, i would have just called the preflop raise and re-evaluate on the flop. by flat calling, you are not risking too many chips to see if you hit the flop, and in postition, allowing you to gather some info on your villain. you have a good amount of chips, betting 10k of your 26k stack after a raise is bad. your not completely committed, but you still dont want to lose that many chips on AQo. so yes, i find the preflop play too aggro for this time in the tournament.
  2. I was playing a home game with 20c/40c blinds. It became quite late and ppl began to cash out, leaving me and a friend to play heads up. His heads up strategy is "play every hand" and to "treat every pair like top pair". My friend tends to try to bully me out of the blinds knowing that i like to play only decent drawing hands or premiums. So it came down to this hand20c/40c HUHero ($23 Dollars) Button with (67o)Villain ($7 Dollars)I complete and villain raises Flop comes 5-6-K rainbow (Pot .80c)He checks, I bet out .60c, he raises me $1.50 more, i callTurn comes a 7 (Pot $5)He checks, I check
  3. haha, im also a junior in hs also. glad to see how many young pokers players there are out there. but ive learned my lesson, school comes first, with SATs and college selections coming up, i had to quit poker. but nice job grinding 50 to 1200. i had the exact same plan, i started with 50, and grinded to 510, but hada quit for school. dont plan on playing again till im a senior where i can chill and relax
  4. Hrmm, preflop is standard, it would be better if you should stack sizes and if you had any reads on bb. but anyways, preflop is standard, i would personally raised the flop to at least 8 dollars. though you flopped 2 pair, that is a nasty straight/flush board. on the turn, i like the check, after seeing that diamond, i would keep the pot small. on the river, a 3s comes. and he comes out with a 10 dollar bet into a 17 dollar pot.. he obviously has the flush, it would hurt, but from there i would fold. its quite obvious, but i can understand a donk call, just "needing to see the flush".
  5. Has anyone withdrawed out of stars thru a check? Is it fast/reliable? Are banks "legally" allowed to cash them?
  6. great reply, thank you. as for the question, i was referring more to nl tourney/sng, i cant seem to get the hang of cash games
  7. Well i was just thinking about this subject, betting on the river, and i stumbled onto a puzzling question. I recently read a statement, from who i dont know, saying that betting on the river is to either build a pot or scare away a pot. while i see the point to this statement, it gets me to wonder about checking the river.for example, lets say that everyone folds to the blinds. sb completes and bb (hero holds 8Jo) checks. in bb's mind, sb could have a huge variety of handsflop comes 568 with a flush draw. you bet the pot and sb calls, the turn comes a Q, you bet 1/3 the pot and sb raises and
  8. PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t50 (8 handed) Hand History Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver)CO (t1435)Button (t2060)Hero (t1610)BB (t1485)UTG (t1515)UTG+1 (t2380)MP1 (t1310)MP2 (t1705)Preflop: Hero is SB with K, K. 1 fold, UTG+1 raises to t150, MP1 calls t150, MP2 calls t150, 2 folds, Hero raises to t450, 1 fold, UTG+1 folds, MP1 calls t300, MP2 calls t300.Flop: (t1550) Q, A, J(3 players)Hero checks, MP1 bets t200, MP2 folds, Hero calls t200.Turn: (t1950) 5(2 players)Hero checks, MP1 bets t150, Hero calls t150.River: (t2250) A(2 players)Hero ch
  9. $11 turbo 45 ppl sng, 2 tables left, my table has only 4 ppl on it, im second in chips in the tourney (8.5k) and villain is chip lead (10k) villain has raised the blind, forcing me to fold, the past 3 roundsSeat 4: Coolbreeze71 (12655 in chips) Seat 7: VernonME (6476 in chips) Subturranean: posts the ante 50Coolbreeze71: posts small blind 400VernonME: posts big blind 800Dealt to VernonME [Kc Ks]Coolbreeze71: raises 800 to 1600VernonME: raises 800 to 2400Coolbreeze71: calls 800*** FLOP *** [7d 7h 4d]Coolbreeze71: checks VernonME: bets 800Coolbreeze71: calls 800*** TURN *** [7d 7h 4d] [9h]Coolbr
  10. after reading this article a few days ago, i got to thinking that this does seem to happen, but hey, "thats poker". but in the past 2 days, i have started to realize that bad beats on stars are not uncommon on sngs/mtts. to prove this, in the past hour, i kept track of the number of bad beats/solid wins in an all-in-fest turbo sng. Out of the 27 hands i witnessed, i recorded 18 suck outs (9 being a 30-45%, while the rest being close to 20% or lower). also, i witnessed 3 quads in the same sng. as for me (trying to vent out some steam) my KK lost to q7 on the final table (12% chance of losing),
  11. Just wondering what other players do when they catch absolutely no hand? I'm in a $10 180 sng on stars and still have yet to find a pocket pair, A10+, suited connectors. The best hand i have had in the past hour was k9o. i dont feel like i could bluff on the table im sitting at due to the high chip stacks and lag players.
  12. thanks zach, sent you the hands
  13. Would you do the same on both of these hands?PokerStars (5 handed) Hand History Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver)Preflop: Hero is UTG with J, J. SB posts a blind of 25. Hero raises, 2 folds, SB (poster) calls, 1 fold.Flop: 3, 4, 9(2 players)SB bets, Hero raises, SB calls 1210 (All-In).Turn: A(2 players, 1 all-in)River: K(2 players, 1 all-in)Final Pot:Uhh, it wont convert correctly .. anyways, preflop, i raised to 150, on the flop, villain bets the pot and i reraise all in
  14. Calculate the odds of missing my draw on both streets.. so I have a 34% chance of hitting on the turn, so theres a 66% chance I miss? Then.. theres a 36% chance I miss on the river. (15 / 42). So now what do I subtract by 1? 1 - (34 + 36)= my odds?
  15. Just trying to learn the mathematics portion to poker.Say you have 8H 6H and villain has QS 3C.The board is 5C 9H and QH How do you find the chances of you hitting your draw?You hav four 7 cards, 8 heart cards (excluding the 7), and there are 44 cards left in the deck. So.. 7+8 = 15 cards to catch your draw. 15 / 44 = 34%, but how does one calculate the odds of 2 chances of catching your draw (turn and river).Just wondering if anyone could help, thanks.
  16. This was my very first hand, so no reads on anyone.I'm putting the guy on 2 pair? Ace and some low card? What do you guys think? What should I have done?PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.02 BB (9 handed) Hand History Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver)CO ($3.09)Button ($1.33)SB ($1.04)Hero ($5)UTG ($8.83)UTG+1 ($4.33)MP1 ($6.16)MP2 ($6.55)MP3 ($0.90)Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, Q. UTG calls $0.02, 1 fold, MP1 calls $0.02, 4 folds, SB completes, Hero raises to $0.1, UTG folds, MP1 calls $0.08, SB folds.Flop: ($0.24) 4, 6, A(2 players)Hero bets $0.12, MP1 calls $0.12.Tu
  17. oh, what site would that be? i take it stars does not get that option, i cant seem to find a "Rakeback" button on my stars acc
  18. Oh god only knows how badly I will get flamed for this, but here it goes.. What is rakeback and bonuses, etc. I found this in the FCP dictionary, rakeback = a system that returns part of the rake that you pay. So I'm guessing its something like the *First Time Deposit Bonus* type of thing? I play on stars, could anyone explain the rakeback and bonuses for that site? I'm still currently trying to gain enough FPP's for the first time deposit bonus. But after I clear that, what else would I do with the FPPs?Be gentle on your flames
  19. during the hand, i put myself in his position to see what he held:he at first limped into the pot, saw the raises, and decided to call the raise. here, i believe he had suited connectors / a drawing hand, in hopes to get lucky and win a big multi player pot, if he were to have AJ of hearts or JJ, he would have raised preflopon the flop, i felt his bet was trying to push ppl away because he felt his jacks were best but didn't want to see anyone catch their draw or over cardon the turn, i thought he kinda blew up out of fear that someone did complete their flush and forced himself to go all inov
  20. I am horrible at cash games.. I always seem to fight to break even at the most. Can anyone explain why or help me become a strong cash game player? I've been thinking and maybe its because I'm 1) tight agg and this doesnt fit cash games? I usually make my money from sng's being tag 2) I don't like to bet my money itself, more as I'd rather bet chips (something mental?) 3) I always seemed to get pushed around in cash games. Right now my br is at $250, but I can hardly make fifty cents on cash games fr .02/.05 tables, should i move down to the .01/.02 or just keep working on my current table? Wh
  21. haha not a joke, well the way i thought about it was that my read on the guy was that he had a pair of jacks and nothing more, which was correct, so i felt i had many outs and that it was acceptable for me to take the risk of hitting a flush, open ender, or 2 over cards
  22. First stage of a $10 sng got big. On the button with KQo, did I play this correct?PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t20 (9 handed) Hand History Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver)MP2 (t1550)MP3 (t1480)CO (t1510)Hero (t1800)SB (t1480)BB (t1500)UTG (t1500)UTG+1 (t1200)MP1 (t1480)Preflop: Hero is Button with Q, K. UTG calls t20, 1 fold, MP1 calls t20, MP2 calls t20, 1 fold, CO raises to t75, Hero calls t75, SB calls t65, 1 fold, UTG calls t55, MP1 calls t55, MP2 calls t55.Flop: (t470) T, J, 3(6 players)SB checks, UTG checks, MP1 bets t300, MP2 folds, C
  23. I had no read on villain at all, and he seemed to play like he had q10 or qj, comments and rude remarks plz?PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (9 handed) Hand History Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver)MP3 ($8.99)CO ($9.96)Hero ($9.44)SB ($1.03)BB ($6.90)UTG ($5.13)UTG+1 ($1.83)MP1 ($9.95)MP2 ($10.22)Preflop: Hero is Button with J, J. 2 folds, MP1 calls $0.05, 2 folds, CO calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.2, SB calls $0.18, 1 fold, MP1 calls $0.15, CO calls $0.15.Flop: ($0.85) Q, 6, Q(4 players)SB checks, MP1 checks, CO bets $0.2, Hero calls $0.20, SB folds, MP1 fo
  24. PokerStars (9 handed) Hand History Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver)Preflop: Hero is CO with K, K. SB posts a blind of 10. 2 folds, MP1 calls, MP2 =#A500AF(Villian)/ raises, 1 fold, Hero raises, 3 folds, MP1 folds, MP2 =#A500AF(Villian)/ calls.Flop: T, 3, 2(2 players)Villian checks, Hero bets, Villian raises, Hero raises, Villian calls 580 (All-In).Turn: 4(2 players, 1 all-in)River: A(2 players, 1 all-in)I felt I played this hand quite well, mabye I could have called on flop raise and wait to see what the turn brings before pushing? Any other comments? Btw,
  • Create New...