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$2.20 NL Hold'em [Turbo, Progressive Super-Knockout]

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  • $2.20 NL Hold'em [Turbo, Progressive Super-Knockout]

    Hy all,

    I just finished my second profitable Progr. KO turnament and I will resume this last one just to see what can I inprove.

    I started very bad, calling more speculative hands and arrived to 25BB when I got TT vs KK:



    My stack is now (whit a lot of luck) at 55BB.
    After some up and down got 8 K played a little bit scared but with 27BB result:



    Here comes another hand that I think i didn't played well but helped me survive, again to 27BB:



    Q 8 and I am almost 13BB:



    After a long bubble period here comes my A K with 2 bounty and a ride to 40BB:



    AJ vs 9T and another bounty



    And this is the point when I am getting down AJ vs A6:



    And the "get out of here" hand, the monster AA



    Based on the hands I posted can you please help me with some advices?
    I know that I am not a good player but just want to improove this.

    Thanks in advance and GL to tables

  • #2
    My advice is unless you have a post flop plan just fold the K5 and K8 hands preflop.
    They will put you in some tough spots, not knowing what to do.
    Good Luck

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    • #3
      Thanks for the advice chuckkky

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      • #4
        You should never open limp (just call the big blind when no one has entered the pot) like you did on the K8 and the AJ hands.
        Also, in the Q8 hand you can never call a 1500 raise when you have 3000 behind. Its either shove or fold. You can't just be calling that raise. What if you don't hit a pair on the flop? You fold? And lose half your stack?
        Also, if you haven't heard about the Gap Effect, you should read about it. It says you need a better hand to call a raise then you would need to raise. The K5 hand comes to mind. K5 'could' be okay to raise from late position (but even then it's thin) but it's NOT good enough to call a raise from middle position.

        Good luck on the tables!

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        • #5
          **moved to more appropriate forum JWK24**

          If you want to get advice on a particular hand, please post the hand (1 hand per thread please) in the basic poker hand discussion section along with all relevant information about the hand. What type of game it's from, reads on all of the opps, etc... then we will be able to help you better.

          John (JWK24)
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          6 Time Bracelet Winner


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          • #6
            Hy simon....thank you for the reply and for the advices.
            I those situations with K8 and AJ I should raise? And if yes 2-3 BB is ok or I just scary the opponents with more?
            Regarding the Gap Effect I havent heared but I will read about this.

            Thanks again!

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            • #7
              Sorry John...I am new and don't know all the stufs around

              Thanks for moving my thread

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              • #8
                Def raise the AJ hand. Make a standard raise of 2-3bb, depending on what stage the tournament is in.
                I would fold the K8. K8 is not good enough a hand to play under-the-gun.

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                • #9
                  notice your advices...I also watched you on some tables

                  thanks

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by simonrdr View Post
                    You should never open limp (just call the big blind when no one has entered the pot) like you did on the K8 and the AJ hands.
                    +1umbup: If the hand isn't strong enough to raise with, it needs to be folded.
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                    • #11
                      Something like this?

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                      • #12
                        In the TT hand, unless the opp is a total maniac, this is a fold on the flop.

                        I need to call 2915 into a pot that will be 10480 (27.8%). I have 2 outs and will get to see both the turn and river, so each out is worth 4% from the rule of 4 and 2.
                        Since my hand is only worth 8%, I expect to lose 19.8% of my chips each and every single time on average if I call.

                        I want to be making plays where I expect to gain chips, not lose them, so when I expect to lose chips, I need to fold.

                        John (JWK24)
                        Super-Moderator



                        6 Time Bracelet Winner


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                        • #13
                          I understand. Untill now most of my winnings I think where based on luck
                          Alot of things to learn...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by online2014 View Post
                            Regarding the Gap Effect I havent heared but I will read about this.

                            Thanks again!
                            Gap concept, my bad!

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