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  1. So, its "bold/silly" to bet all your chips with TP, but you are perfectly willing to call off all of your chips with a pair of Kings?
  2. Hero hangs on to his remaining $3K and gives this guy credit for outflopping him. With those small blinds you still have plenty of chips to play with and I think that after the last bet he much more likely to have flopped a set or top 2 than to be trying to push something like QT through for a 3rd time. His play looks a lot more like a trap than a multi-street semi-bluff that winds up with him being all-in.
  3. Without stack sizes, pot size, bet size, previous action, position, and # of players in the hand this means nothing. Its all about context and even good players don't just check/fold sets on the end when the pot is big and has been HU the entire time because the board is scary. In fact, if you'd check fold a monster on the river to a small bet everytime the board 4 flushed that's a VERY exploitable habit. An opponnent who knew that about you would have "extra" out in the form of bluffs anytime he was in a pot with you and the flop wasn't rainbow.
  4. So you fold because you put him on a set but you don't thin he'll call anything(or even lead with a bet) on the end in a pot that size with a set? Most players aren't good enough to fold a set HU on the end in a big pot, even on the worst of boards.
  5. Eh, this is getting sticky real fast. I'd wish that he'd bet less than 1200 but I'd probably call it here anyway, especially with the Kd. On the river I'm folding to a big bet/shove unless I improve. If he's firing 3 barrels on that board with nothing then he got me.
  6. Meh, maybe if the table dynamics were different. This big raise was very abnormal. For the most part the play was very loose/passive. I think there's more value in trying to spike a set and stack someone on the cheap than trying to narrow the field and play the hand post flop with a lot of my stack already invested. Too much risk for too little value IMO.
  7. I would call and look to see the river cheaply. If he bets it hard enough on the turn and river I may even lay it down, but his bets would have to be very large.Stacks are extremely deep here. People looking to get all-in on this flop are nuts IMO. I'm not a fan of putting in 200BBs on an overpair but I'm a huge fan of people who do.
  8. I've already posted this hand on 2 other forums and gotten decidedly mixed responses so I figured I've throw it up on here and see what you guys think:Very early in an $11 MTT. 50 players/ 9 paid. Play is generally loose and passive in the early rounds. Starting chips: T 1500 Blinds 15/30. My stack: T 550(after a brutal 7 outter sunk my flopped boat). I am short stack at the table. I have 99 in EP and open limp. 2 limpers behind me and the button (~T 2000) makes a huge over-raise raise to 575 (almost mocking me). Blinds fold and its back to me with 2 players still to act behind me. I know virt
  9. A black North American man, in his 20's, writes the following: If it does seem racist, or just plain disturbing to you, why? Perhaps we're dealing with a tremendous double standard here?Would the above paragraph (sans the part about the "black man" being the writer or the writer being an "uncle Tom") be any more or less "racist" if the writer were white?Daniel played it real safe with this one, but was "racist" nonetheless. Unfortunately in our society today it is perfectly acceptable to deride white people (to wit: them being referred to as "evil" in the original), afterall, they are the
  10. Yeah, I think DN really needs to respond to that link as it seems that Gus' take, based on that article, is the polar opposite of what DN has told us with absolute certainty were Gus thoughts during the hand. Namely, that he put DN on a big overpair.FWIW, I also think the idea that checking the river because "its more likely that AA will value bet the river when checked to than call a river bet" is about the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Obviously, I'm no DN when it comes to high stakes NL hold em but why on earth would AA even think about betting that 4 straight/paired board on the
  11. Exactly, I was thinking same thing when I read GWC's reply. Just because there is not much of a chance of a 5 way cap doesn't mean that all of a sudden you want to narrow the field or that "The value of AA holding up unimproved goes down in relation to how many players are in the hand." Multi-way for multi-bets is the best case scenario. The pots won % drops but the money won goes up faster than the showdown % goes down up to about 7-8 players.LRR is a viable option on certain tables. Tight Aggressive tables are the best candidates.
  12. 14 votes and I'm still the only one who got it right huh?
  13. 2-3-4-9 for a lot of reasons.Firstly there's the old "its a quiz question and its counter-intuitive" angle.But also it makes better lows then A4, it makes more straights/wheels than A4xx, and it has back-up.FWIW, all high hands, such as KQT9 are horrible hands to have HU in a split pot game like O8. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking a bunch of high cards are somehow more powerful heads up, but its a BIG mistake. You need 2-way potential above all else in a game like O8, its easy enough to luck into the best high hand, even with small cards, but you'll NEVER win the low with a high
  14. You'd be wrong. He'll easily have the pot odds to continue and you're only a slight favorite.
  15. In limit poker on the early streets usually no, you don't.Consider having Kings-up on 4th street in 7 card stud (a game I'm actually familiar with). What would you want a guy with a pair of Aces to do?
  16. I have never played Stud 8 in my life so I really have no idea why I'm even answering this but my gut tells me you have to raise. I won't try to explain that since I have no good reason for thinking it. Eliminating players is usually a good thing in stud games, whatever.
  17. Unless MP3 is known to be aggro and a light raiser I would probably just call the preflop raise. He's not in a steal position after a limper and could easily have you dominated. If MP3 was first in then I'd like the raise a whole lot more. That flop is just bad, I'm tempted to fold. However, the pot is big enough to call with your BD draws so I would begrudgingly call it and fold a blank turn.
  18. Hmm, I totally overlooked the gutshot. My fault on that one. I'd still put it at way less than 4 full outs, maybe 2.5-3.I still think the turn is a definite fold.
  19. 6 outs? How do you figure? The vast majority of the times we are behind we have 3 or fewer outs.Look at how passive this guy is, calling any further bets is a losing play. Even if you did have 6 outs you're not getting odds. Turn is a clear fold against that player. The flop is a bit closer. I'm really surprised that most people are totally fine with putting in all sorts of money with that hand against a passive player.
  20. Very strange hand. I like the way you played it.3 betting the river is an interesting line to bring up. You are ahead unless:-He checked a boat at minimum on the turn.-He capped a gutshot on the flop.-He has a 6 or pocket 3s (nearly impossible but thrown in for completeness)All of those things seem exremely unlikely. 66 actually seems the most likely since people seem to instinctually check quads even when its completely ridiculous to do so. At the table there is no way I would ever 3 bet this river. However, it just might be the best play.
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