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  1. Hi Daniel,I know you know the Leafs a lot better than I do, so this reply is coming from a Sharks fan looking in.In my opinion, many of your points are valid in the blog entry, however I don't think goaltending is really the root of the problem for the Leafs.Look at how well Toskala played in San Jose, http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=84621...avid=nhl-searchHe has done really poorly when he has played as a Leaf. Did he just become a poor goaltender overnight? I don't think so. Also: The Hall of Fame Game I watched against the Red Wings confirmed to me that Monster can be great in goal, I was really impressed by how well he was moving in the crease. I'd have to think this all points to a really poor defense overall. Tukka Rask may be a really good goalie, but I think it's a little early to tell. I mean, he's playing on the Bruins, and their defensemen are great at defense. Would you really expect Rask to have a comparable amount of success if the Leafs had kept him and he was making appearances for them this year?-Kevin

  2. 7 Card Stud High ($2/$4), Ante $0.40, Bring-In $0.50 (converter)3rd Street - (1.40 SB)Seat 1: xx xx J :D foldsSeat 2: xx xx 6 :D foldsSeat 4: xx xx K :icon_clap: foldsSeat 5: xx xx 4 :icon_clap:brings-inHero: 8 :qh A :icon_clap: A :club: callsSeat 7: xx xx T :icon_clap: callsSeat 8: xx xx J :icon_clap: folds4th Street - (2.15 SB)Seat 5: xx xx 4 :icon_clap: 3 :ts foldsHero: 8:spade: A :icon_clap: A :D 9 :DbetsSeat 7: xx xx T :icon_clap: 3 :icon_clap: calls5th Street - (2.08 BB)Hero: 8:spade: A :icon_clap: A :4h 9 :5c 9 :icon_clap:betsSeat 7: xx xx T :icon_clap: 3 :icon_clap: 3 :icon_clap: calls6th Street - (4.08 BB)Hero: 8 :qh A :icon_clap: A :D 9 :3h 9 :icon_clap: 5 :icon_clap:betsSeat 7: xx xx T :icon_clap: 3 :icon_clap: 3 :icon_clap: 8 :icon_clap:raisesHero...?Villain is a relative unknown, we just sat down about 20 hands ago, but he seems to be in most limped hands.

  3. But do we even want to be put in a position to have to call a river bet with BP with what is essentially bottom kicker?
    No not ideally but we don't know our hand isn't good on the flop, and we bet the flop because it quite possibly could be good. The way the rest of the hand played out is just how it's going to go down sometimes, other times we will have the best hand and both BB and CO will fold because they have no draw either, for example.
  4. I play it the same, this hand is not as interesting to me or as controversial compared to the others you have posted before this one.Next time though I'd hope if it's just a flop question that you don't post any of the action after that decision because it is very apparent that playing it the way you did on the flop probably maximized value based on results.If you still want to show the other portions of the hand or ask for further discussion on the turn for example, you can always post just the action to the flop first, create discussion, then when you are satisfied with the dicussion that has taken place, you can post the turn, and so forth.

  5. If he has a set he caps this flop. My money is on AQ. If you are going to 3 bet the flop, you have to at the least lead the turn.
    I disagree, many players will flat-call here in position with strong hands (including myself many times) so that you will lead the turn and they can raise when the betting limits increase. Since it seems like I could easily have AA/KK/AQ here to villain, any of those are strong enough to call down after a turn raise and make the wait until turn to raise line often more profitable than capping the flop and having the guy check/call down turn/river bets.
  6. My read is that this villain wouldn't cap AQ preflop. I really hated the flop and felt like I was behind already before the action even transpired. After preflop I had the villain on AA/KK/QQ and maybe TT/JJ/AK. I 3-bet because I felt like anything else was too weak (which is not the reason you should do anything), and I wanted to charge MP1 as much as possible if he had a draw. After getting MP1 to fold, I was content to call down, if that makes any sense. The only hands I'm ahead of on the flop from the preflop range I had are TT-JJ, which I don't think they're aggressive enough to raise on the Q high flop, and AK, which is also nearly impossible from the flop action unless they have Ah Kh.With all of that said about my read, how do you think I should play the flop? Should I ever check/call for 1-bet, check/fold for 2?

  7. Preflop: Hero is dealt K :D K :club: in SB.2 folds, MP1 calls, 1 fold, Hi-Jack calls, CO raises, Button folds, Hero 3-bets, BB folds, MP1 calls, Hi-Jack calls, CO caps, Hero calls, MP1 calls, Hi-Jack calls.Flop: 8 :) Q :D 3 :D($51 in pot)Hero checks, MP1 bets, Hi-Jack folds, CO raises, Hero 3-bets, MP1 folds, CO calls.Turn: T :D($72 in pot)Hero checks, CO bets, Hero calls.River: 4 :)($84 in pot)Hero checks, CO bets, Hero calls.Reads: MP1 is loose passive.Hi-Jack is playing his 2nd hand.CO calls loosely preflop with marginal hands, and is kinda call stationish, haven't seen them raising much at all preflop, mostly only calling raises.

  8. I think you should fold preflop. Villain raising your blind a lot is not a reason to call with a hand as weak as this.I really hate your flop check/call line, he should not expect you to have a 2 here very often if ever since you called a 4x BB preflop raise. Since he should never expect you to have a 2 here, a check/raise is in order, or perhaps a bet/3-bet line. If he has the queen, or KK/AA you're most likely stacking him if you play faster on the flop.

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