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Everything posted by akashenk

  1. In the end you lost a coin flip. Considering your stack was fairly short, losing a coin flip is not the worst way to go out, so your actions didn't put you in a horrible situation. That being said, I think there was probably a more ideal line to be played, but it really depends on your position and the chip stack sizes at the table. Depending on these factors, shoving, raising less or even possibly limping might have been more optimum pre-flop plays which might have won the pot for you or allowed you to get away from it to play another situation which was better than a coin flip for you. But a
  2. The mistake you are making is assuming that other people are playing for the same reasons you are. Most players you run into at least try to make logical reasonable decisions. However, there is a significant number out there that are not playing to make money. They are playing to pass the time, because of a gambling addiction, or some other reason. I'm certain there are plenty of players out there that wouldn't mind losing money if it meant they can enjoy the satisfaction of busting Aces with all manner of crap hands. They get off on that sort of thing. There's a reason they are called maniacs
  3. I agree pretty much with what has already been said here , but I am a big proponent of trying to balance my betting patterns to make it difficult for players to play against me. Much depends on the strength of the flush, but whatever bet size I make, I need to balance this by making a similar bet from time to time with a completely different type of hand (bluff, semi-bluff, marginal holdings, etc.). So, for example, if I am the type of player who will bluff the scare card by making a nearly pot sized bet on the turn, then I would make a nearly pot sized bet with a strong flush as well. The rev
  4. ok, now that I know what you had... I think you definitely got max value out of the hand. In fact, your opponent is probably not as big a rock as you thought, having called you twice with worse than AJ. He obviously didn't have a flush draw to go with his relatively weak ace. My personal preference would have been to pot control a little more by checking the turn, or perhaps checking the flop/betting the turn. But, you certainly would have won fewer chips taking that line. Also, this was a turbo and you had a fairly short stack. I don't play in those sorts of situations very often so my instin
  5. not sure what you had, but if you're worried he has an A after his flop call and you can't beat an A, why are you betting the turn? If you think he might have a flush draw (not likely given your description, but maybe), then he's way behind on the turn. There's no need to protect your hand, IMO, since at best he's something like a 3-1 dog going to the river (let's say he has an over card and a flush draw). Now, once you made your turn bet, what is the purpose of shoving unless you think you have him beat? If he was on the draw, he missed and will not call, and if he wasn't then you are just li
  6. sure... when the time and place dictates it. I believe that making protective bets is a tool that should be used from time to time. You, with all your experience, success and historical acumen should know that.
  7. if it were me, I would probably raise big on the flop.. maybe even all in. I know you're giving up some value, so by the book, this may not be an optimal play. But the problem you have is you are out of position on a draw heavy board. Heads up against a flush draw, or an open-ender, or even some combo draw you are in decent shape, so in that case, it might make sense to slow things down and try to get maximum value out of the hand. But against so many other players, if you are up against more than one draw, then there are lots of cards that can hit the turn and counterfeit you. Even if you are
  8. I wouldn't raise the flop because it might chase an over pair away if they're playing tight. If you raise the turn, the same will likely happen but all draws will probably come along for the ride and you want to get more chips in the pot in case they miss the river. Frankly, I'm pretty surprised UTG had a flush draw instead of an over pair or a 7. Leading like that OOP is downright suicidal, especially on the turn, and with two callers behind him.
  9. I'm glad to see no one has taken you out, donk. The world needs intellectual ditch-diggers. How are things at home with you and your pet poodle, trueAce? Or was he the master and you the pet? I can't remember.
  10. There were so many unconventional things that went on in this hand. It’s clear the both of you were making reads and going with them, rather than playing your hands in any sort of logical or straightforward way, so it’s hard for an outsider who doesn’t know the button player’s tendencies or image, or yours for that matter, to make a good determination of the optimum line here. Anyway, here’s how I would have probably played the hand and why: I think I would have given strong consideration to squeezing pre-flop. Your stack size certainly allowed for it, and I just think it’s a stronger play.
  11. ahh, at last you've contributed something of value.
  12. Is this your American Idol audition video? I really hope you get on the show.
  13. Correction, you have nonsensical palindromic sentence fragments to offer, so at least you have that going for you.
  14. Gallo.. you haven't been "in" since your first post. Given the nature of that post (#231) , I had high hopes that you weren't another one of these clowns. I spent some time trying to respect your appearance here by giving a serious response, and you have repayed me by ignoring my response and joining in with the circus. You may be more "seasoned" for lack of a better word than some of the others posting here.. but it doesn't appear you have benefitted from the lessons those years have offered.
  15. I agree that calling the flop is very much a close your eyes and hope for the best strategy. This sort of play certainly has its benefits if you are someone who doesn't want to do any thinking or are willing to make a crucial mistakes a fairly large percentage of the time. And it also has its advocates... particularly on this board.
  16. I agree Jordon, it is very logical to presume that people who have nothing to offer will choose not to offer anything.
  17. Ahh, donk, you are truly a marvel . Once again you have made an unsubstantiated claim "the big ace argument not being brought up. are you ****ing serious. that was establish on one of the first pages of this thread" Now I'm not prepared to just say you are wrong, but I don't remember. Rather than just throwing something out there and requiring us all to just believe you...I guess because you're so experienced and successful... why don't you point out exactly which page/posts brought up the idea that we don't have to worry about the villain having a big Ace here.Now, if that argument WAS made,
  18. You shouldn't tax your brain using such big words, trueace. Now that donk is saving some money and feeding you that lower caliber dogfood, you need to conserve energy.
  19. Thanks for the post, Jordan. You actually brought up one point which has not been raised in this thread to this point, at least not in my recollection... that being the question of the likelyhood our opponent having a hand like AJ through AK. I don't think I agree with your assumption that the button would always raise with these hands in this situation, but I would agree that this is by no means a certainty. If your read on the flop is that they don't likely have a hand like this, then I would raise other questions about the wisdom of c/c the flop. First, as to the inducing bluff scenario...
  20. I tell you what.. you're certainly feeding the trolls at Google.
  21. Welcome back, irishguy...You said:"You've continued to conflict yourself repeatedly: first you say when you c r not another chip goes in the pot-then its not another chip goes in unless you either of you improve-then its well if you hit your flush villain may bet Aj Aq etc and you can check raise-or maybe value bet-this has changed at least four times to try to justify a horrible thought process which seems heavily based on getting to the river when you know what the turn is-which you wouldn't when you c r the flop ."I rally have no idea what you're talking about here., as its not very coheran
  22. I will disregard your vapid and uninspired attempts to insult for the moment, and say this. For those posters who have provided an actual line of logic in support of their preferred line, I have responded in kind. Virtually all have ignored my counter-arguments, chosing rather to hurl their own flavor of insults at the mere suggestion that someone not accept their point of view as gospel. The only person who has engaged in a mostly serious debate is irishguy. Although our discussions have ventured far afield at times from the primary issues surrounding the c/r or c/c question, I think we have
  23. You guys always seem to have an excuse for why you're not going to explain why you think c/c is better than c/r. Why is that? I mean, you just spent something like a hundred words questioning my motivations, providing a partial history of your life, describing your metaphysical condition and stating your theseis that you don't like the c/r play... and not a single shred of information about why, not a single assault on the various points I have made throughout the thread.Of course, this sort of self-interested intellectualism is nothing new to this thread, and I would guess overall forum as we
  24. ... actually, I have several posts which discuss the advantage of c/f over c/c and perhaps even c/r (I am still on the fence on that). I'm glad someone else agrees. As for your mathematical analysis, it seems good other than your typo for how many chips we would have left after folding post c/c. The only thing I would add is, this analyzes the situation as it was in reality, not the situation as we knew it to be. If we always knew what our opponent had from the beginning, it would be easy to pick the optimal play.
  25. FYI, you keep using the word condescending. I do not think it means what you think it means. Condescending means acting like you are better than someone else. Unlike you and others, at no point have I claimed to be or know better than anyone. In fact, to the contrary, I have openly admitted that you likely have more experience, success, whatever in poker than I.Now, on the other hand, I have at times been sarcastic, which means I have used sharp or ironic language to poke fun at the absurdities of your posts... just like I am doing here.
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