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  1. the next step after the fundamentals of playing certain hands in a certain way in general is to go beyond "general plays", meaning adjusting to the situation and your opponents and their tendencies.having said that: there is no way a flop-lead in a 5 way limped pot from the SB on a 3 flush board with additional straight draws in a 11$ deep stack tourney in the first hand hand will ever be +EV. never ever. so we need to adjust to that and not make a fancy play in such a spot.99% of the time you will be forced to fire a second and third bullet to take the pot down and it will almost always be a
  2. if villain leads for 1/2 pot on the turn, then by calling that bet we'd already be at the river compared to still being clueless on a drawy A-high flop after being check-raised and while having invested the exact same amount.so folding to a large river bet doesnt cost us more than folding to a check-raise.sure, he might have hit his 2-to-5-outer on the turn, but the overall spot we are in is much better than facing a check-raise i believe.
  3. yea, especially since open minraises at the higher blind levels in SNGs arent necessarily the "disguised monsters"
  4. i agree, especially in tournaments with a middle stack - you often find yourself in a spot where you are committing yourself too easily with a draw in a multi-way-pot.also, it actually gives you better odds to draw to your flush if you just call, giving the BB more reason to call along with marginal hands at the same time as protecting YOUR stack from being overshoved as shown in this case.my thinking in these situations is, that there is a good chance a calling station will call behind on that flop with a lot of hands, giving you pot odds of more than the 2-1 you were getting from the LAG (no
  5. i play by feel a lot myself, especially in deep stack tournaments. the math doesnt always suggest the best approach to a certain situation. that said, i do agree, in retrospec, that the shove in that spot was bad.the problem was, that i knew the BB wasnt quite solid, making a lot of questionable plays, meaning he will call rather softly in that spot. i wasnt absolute sure of it, but i was leaning towards that assumption.but it was also only either a fold or a shove as he showed a propensity towards calling raises without a good postflop plan. (open limping K6 UTG 5 handed, calling a raise OOP,
  6. why? we have a J-high flush - which might not be a good idea to draw to, granted (at least not with the J on a 3-flush-board), and most agree that this is very much a fold preflop.BUT: now that we are in the hand, i think it is much more likely that we are up against a big club or a set or two pair or a smaller made flush than we are dead to a higher made flush. how often do we fold a made flush with something like 6-7s?in my book, this is never a fold, unless the other 2 players are huuuuuge nits and i have a big enough hand history with them to know that either one of them would only play in
  7. fold PFas played:raise more on the flop, you are giving SB 3.6-1 odds, so he will call with a lot of hands - and thus giving MP 4.6-1.and definitly dont just call the turn, the Q is basically a dream card as now it is more likely that you get paid off if they have a Q and a club, or two pair...and in some cases, even top-pair. so raise it big and hope you can get your money in.
  8. there werent a lot of blind battles, since it seldomly got folded to me.with a bigger stack, i got a raise in around 3 times, the BB called it twice before the FT.at the FT, i i shoved it...once or twice i think when either BB or i was short. (w/o getting a call)one key factor in my thinking was that since the CL will call a push or shove when i raise from the button/co with a much more wider range, the player i have the most FE against is the BB - since id have to go through the CL to get to the third player. also, almost every pot was raised/limped, so it being folded to me at that point was
  9. PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t5000 (4 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver)BB (t137188)UTG (t758260)Button (t111746)Hero (t67806)Preflop: Hero is SB with 2, Q. 2 folds, Hero raises to t67306is this shove ok, or was the SNG-thinking kicking in at a bad time?BB called a 10 BB AQs UTG shove of mine the level before that with a lil more than twice my chips with A9o.
  10. phrased it wrong and initially didnt mean to mention the range i put him on.should be "what i was thinking was:"i didnt see myself raising and folding to a shove based on the range and the odds at that point. plus i also considered that a 4bet would scream more strength.is that thinking viable?edit:@krup: yea, thats what i was thinking.
  11. PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (9 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver)saw flop|saw showdownCO ($116.65)Button ($88)Hero ($128.25)BB ($111.30)UTG ($40.70)UTG+1 ($20.25)MP1 ($160.55)MP2 ($100)MP3 ($98.25)Preflop: Hero is SB with A, A. UTG calls $1, 3 folds, MP3 calls $1, CO calls $1, 1 fold, Hero raises to $7, 1 fold, UTG folds, MP3 folds, CO calls $6.Flop: ($17) 3, 7, 3(2 players)Hero bets $10, CO raises to $20i was playing 21/17/2.5, had less than 20 hands on my opponent, was something like 28/14/2options i was considering:- raise to 60$,
  12. alright, i thought i made the right play and made the call after a short moment of deliberation. unfortunately, he did indeed have the better flush with Qc9c....and maybe he thought he was protecting against a Ac + x or Kc + x himself.brought it up cuz a couple of friends of mine gave me a bad feeling about the call.
  13. yea, without the Ad i wouldnt have brought the hand up since it'd be a pretty standard fold. with it though, it calls for tanking time.and i dunno if the "absolutes" pot flushes on a regular basis, only started playing on that site today.
  14. Absolute Poker No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (9 handed) Absolute-Poker Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver Cards)MP1 ($63.05)MP2 ($26.65)Hero ($50.60)CO ($277.82)Button ($35.65)SB ($19.50)BB ($55.55)UTG ($100)UTG+1 ($94.50)Preflop: Hero is MP3 with , . 1 fold, MP1 calls $0.50, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.50, CO calls $0.50, 1 fold, SB completes, BB checks.Flop: ($2.50) , , (6 players)SB checks, BB bets $2.5, MP1 folds, Hero raises to $8, CO folds, SB folds, BB raises to $55.05, Hero ??? unknown villainis this Ac or Kc with a pair or set/two pair often enough to make it profi
  15. Absolute Poker No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (7 handed) Absolute-Poker Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver Cards)BB ($98.40)UTG ($46.80)Hero ($49)MP2 ($30)CO ($143.85)Button ($43.90)SB ($70.18)Preflop: Hero is MP1 with , . UTG calls $0.50, Hero raises to $2, 1 fold, CO calls $2, Button calls $2, 2 folds, UTG calls $1.50.Flop: ($8.75) , , (4 players)UTG bets $0.5, Hero raises to $6, CO folds, Button folds, UTG calls $5.50.Turn: ($20.75) (2 players)UTG bets $20.75, Hero ???no info on villain
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