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  1. I agree that I should've have raised pre-flop in that situation, but I didn't and, more than likely, I would've folded on the flop to a bet had I been just called by both of the blinds (there were 2 overs on the flop and I would have had to committ to my 9's or folded and I know I would have folded). After my push, the small blind re-raised all-in at which point I figured I was up against QQ or JJ and a big dog in the hand. The BB folded, which was the best possible scenario for me. The SB showed AJo. To be honest, I was suprised that he would push with that holding with the BB left to act
  2. It's late in the first hour of a tournament on Full Tilt, and the blinds are at 50/100. I had just been moved to the table 4 or 5 hands previous, and I don't have a lot of info on the other players. I had about 1650 in chips when I get 9/9 in middle position. UTG+1 calls the BB. I call (probably a mistake, but I hoped to take a look at a cheap flop before making a decision that could cost me my tournament life). Everyone folds to the SB, who raises to 750. BB immediately calls and UTG+1 folds. SB and BB both have around 8K in chips. The BB quick call scared me a little bit, but I felt
  3. I'm having the same problem. The program hangs up when it starts checking for updates. I've tried shutting down my puter and reinstalling the software, but nothing has worked. Some sort of bug?
  4. Thanks for the info guys! :-) I'll probably have time to play anywhere from 2-3 hours a day, and more on the weekends. I plan on putting about $500-$600 dollars (leaves me just enough of my bank roll to continue to play live) in the account, and I plan on single-tabling at probably .50/1.00, at least until I feel comfortable with playing bigger stakes/more tables. I'm pretty sure it will take me a while to clear the bonus unless I just get crazy lucky and manage to win a lot of big pots fast. From what I've read on here, a lot of people think the online tables are tougher than the live on
  5. I know this topic has been discussed many times, but when I searched for it, there were just way too many results to sort through. I don't mind searching for the information, so if someone could give me some tips to narrow down the results, I'd be appreciative. I know you all get tired of saying the same things over and over again. For those of you that don't mind restating your opinion for the umpteenth time, which site do think is best? I mostly play live games, but I'm going to start playing online very soon. I've done some research, and it looks like Full Tilt has the biggest bonuses
  6. I agree with rockcrawler as well, and bad beats are just part of the game(although KK against AA 4 times in one day really sux...lol). I also I think that you should really look at your play the last couple of days objectively. Prior to this, you had really been playing well and had been making money consistantly. I've noticed that when I do well over an extended period of time that sometimes my play becomes a little complacent because I'm so certain that I'm going to win the pot. I wouldn't worry about the AA, KK hands, but go over the other hands and verify that all the calls and raises
  7. I agree with everyone else on the pre-flop play. You really should have re-raised there and eliminated some of the other players. I also agree with PMJackson on the fact that we need a little more information. Is this a live game? Are these solid players or very loose? Is it a low buy-in online game? I've seen plenty of idiots call a raised pot with 7-3O or something equally idiotic, so I might be a little more scared of the straight online (7-8 suited or maybe 7-3 depending on the circumstances). In a live game or a higher buy-in game, you can almost be certain that one of the three
  8. BTW Ron:quan·da·ry ( P ) Pronunciation Key (kwand-r, -dree) n. pl. quan·da·ries: A state of uncertainty or perplexity.
  9. Thanks all for the replies. I was honestly looking for reinforcement on my play. This will be a little anti-climatic, but I did, in fact, fold the hand, and, when I asked what he had, he said, "I don't remember." LOL Poker players have such selective memories. Anyway, I ended up finishing 9th in the tourny (one place out of the money), and I can't help but think that this particular hand was critical. Since 3 out of the 4 of you said that folding was the right call, I do feel a little better about it. Thanks all.
  10. I was in the early stages of a tourney at a local B&M when I was faced with this situation. The blinds were 50/100, and there were nine players at the table. I had about 2200 in chips and UTG+1 had around 3000. UTG+1 seemed like one of the more solid players at the table, and, when he had a hand, he played aggressively. UTG+1 called the BB.I have AA on the button, and everyone else folded to me. I raised to 300. (At this point, I put UTG+1 on a small to med. Pocket pair or something like AQ or AJ; although, I think the pocket pair more likely. I wanted to keep him in the hand in hop
  11. I agree with Ice on this. I've been in this situation before (or close to it), and I know it's no fun. I would pick a hand that I'm willing to go all-in pre-flop with, make my standard raise, and, when the bully raises me, go all-in immediately. Making a move like that says that your willing to see it through the end for all your money, and it puts them to the decision instead of you. You might get sucked out on, might be dominated pre-flop, but the only way to put a stop to it is to push back--don't call an all-in--initiate it. You might have to do it more than once, believe it or not, b
  12. JFarrell, you're using "what-if" scenarios in place of logic. By the same token, I could ask you which of the following players you would put your money on to win a heads-up poker match:Player 1) IQ of 180 but has no poker knowledge (doesn't even know the heirarchy of hands)orPlayer 2) IQ of 125, but plays solid poker everyday for a profitYou can manufacture a situation to prove any point, but that doesn't make it truth. I think it has less to do with IQ and more with a genuine desire to learn poker strategy, a willingness learn from mistakes, a willingness to take and learn from criticism,
  13. I hope this doesn't come off as incredibly stupid, but how do you guys decide when it's time to end a session? Do you have a predetermined value in mind such as: leave the table as soon as I win/lose X amount of $'s? Do you have a predetermined time limit or do you go by gut instinct? I've found that I go on rushes where I almost double my buy-in, but then I sit there for four more hours and watch my winnings slowly dwindle away. How do you know when it's time to walk away?
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