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  1. I know this, the confusion in the hand let the thought enter my head though
  2. The only limping hands I could give him credit for at this point are 99 and A9. My initial read was that he limped with a weak ace, but then I wasn't sure whether he'd actually shove with a weak ace to isolate.My first instinct on my end was easy call, then I started thinking "i only have $2 invested, is it really an easy call" (maybe a bad way of looking at it). This hand was the longest I took on a decision all night at the table, I'm still kind of confused as to what the right play is.
  3. ReadsMP1 - girl who is a calling station, just looking to have funMP3 - guy who I've seen fold a Jack high flush on the river with no full house possible and only 3 cards to the flush on the board fairly aggressive, seen him raise A10 from second positionEffective stacks $110HandHero is dealt Q 9 2 folds, MP1 Calls, 1 fold, MP3 calls, CO calls, button folds, SB calls, Hero ChecksFlop A Q 9 ($10)Hero Checks, MP1 all in for $27, MP3 all in for $108, CO folds, SB folds, Hero ?
  4. From this stickied thread at 2+2.The Senate used a procedural measure to unanimously accept the port legislation immediately upon passage by the House. So, you will not see a recorded vote by the Senators on this matter. The House has now passed the bill by an overwhelming margin, 405-2.So to my understanding it's been passed now by the house and senate. When the president signs it is when it becomes effective. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
  5. I understand I may not have played it optimally post flop, that's why I posted it. It's to bad that post flop wasn't the meat of the discussion. I don't mean to imply that I always make better decisions post flop, that would be insane, just mean to say typically or on avg I'm better post flop than my opponents, not that difficult at this level.
  6. Of course I see the problems with the first 2 statements, however I said that I feel it maximizes my ev to limp. I tend to make better decisions when I don't feel emotionally tied to the pot, maybe I shouldn't say it maximizes my ev as much as it helps me when more when ahead and lose less when behind. I understand you may think avoiding a situation which is the max ev play is weak or dumb, however we all have holes in our game, so I just adjust accordingly and am addressing my weakness. Adjusting and learning is better than doing something just because someone says so.The action I've chosen t
  7. The purpose of me saying I have an edge is saying that I make better decisions post flop. I'm not limping with this hand in hopes of "outplaying" everyone, I'm only continuing with this hand if I hit. It's not about outplaying them, it's about trying to win the most money. You make good points and I agree with alot you have to say. That could be b/c I don't in anyway find raising a bad play here. I just prefer to limp and it makes it easier for me to play the hand, maybe I'm backwards, but it does.Once again for every example where someone says the flop comes A x y and your opponent holds x,y
  8. I understand I'm certainly in the minority on this, at the same time what 7ish posters have told me otherwise, that's hardly enough evidence to say "it's right".I could very well be wrong in terms of what action produces the most +ev, I'm not denying this. Poker is about more than just math and for whatever reason, this line pf helps me play better. I have a problem of trying to defend a pot to long when I raise pf, psychological problem, this helps eliminate that. Again, doesn't change the math, but it helps me try to make better decisions later. Of course I know you could fold, raise, or cal
  9. First we'll just have to agree to disagree about pf, and that's no big deal.Second, if you're gonna say my line sucks for x,y,z reasons at least throw in an alternative or two.So you guys don't like the re-raise on the flop? What do we do call and c/f turn UI, that is so bad I can't even begin to explain.This was a limped pot so there are tons of hands that could be going on here. Most Kx are raising, of which only 2 beat me. Set of J's or set of 7's, I'm gonna assume most people raise K's and J's so we can discount those.So pretty much does my opponent have K7, KJ, or 77? Does a raise indicat
  10. Exactly, this means there are other things to consider when raising pf, instead of "i probably have the best hand, this is for value, I raise". I'm not implying that a raise is bad here, just that there are other things to consider and somehow people just have it tattooed on their brain that I have AK pf I must raise if I'm first in. Sorry if you got the implication that I think I play perfectly post flop, I don't, not even close. That doesn't mean I can't have an edge though. Certainly this will happen from time to time.Also, raising pf doesn't guarantee people won't flop a set on me, so it r
  11. Not saying they give the best advice, but I certainly will be more inclined to listen to Roy Cooke's advice as compared to some random poster. This is also not carplayer's advice, but someone who successfully played professionally to my understanding. DN and other pros gives advice in cardplayer columns, should I just disregard all that also?Just b/c they aren't the same game doesn't mean they don't share some of the same concepts, come on I didn't expect something like that from you.As for the third statement, fine, do you raise 55 utg or utg+2, you fare to have the best hand more than enough
  12. Taken from cardplayer.com, this article discusses playing AK pre flop. The author is Roy Cooke, it's written about lhe, but certainly applys to nlhe, maybe even more. Here's the link and an excerpt. Link An example is the way most people play A-K offsuit before the flop. The vast majority of players will hit it with a preflop raise, regardless of the situation. It is that sort of automatic thinking that costs lots of otherwise good players big chunks of their edge. As is the case with all other poker decisions, whether one ought to raise preflop with A-K depends on the situation at the time.
  13. lol, I'm just stating and defending my opinion as are you. It's ok to disagree you know.
  14. Yes I can get trapped, but I don't mind building a pot with AA, I do however mind building it with A high OOP.Yes, I believe I have an edge post flop and therefore will be able to lay down my hand when need be, thus not giving my opponents more money.
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