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Medium Pair in Early Stage of Quarter Million MTT

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  • Medium Pair in Early Stage of Quarter Million MTT

    Hey folks,

    I have a hand here from today's Quarter Million. I'd like to know if I made a mistake, or if my play could be considered a good value play. I'm asking because I was admittedly a bit steamed by the villain, who was coming across as weak to me, but who had pushed me off a hand earlier by jamming the pot.

    So, one of the first blind levels, about 50 hands in, and the villain and I had been playing together for about the entire tourney so far. He was one of the few players at the table who I hadn't gotten any notes on (and I was taking a lot of them). He seemed somewhat tight and wasn't getting involved in many hands (maybe 20%). Of those hands, he was very passive and usually limped, sometimes from early/middle position. He raised infrequently (maybe 5 times in total for as long as he was at the table). The one hand I saw him show down after he had raised was AQo, so he seemed to be raising with appropriate hands (but I can't be sure). I had not been getting many playable hands, and this was only my 2nd or 3rd hand VPIP'd (again, out of about 50).

    I was trying to regain some chips in a spot where I figured I was very likely to be ahead, but I'd like to know what you think.

    PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, 11 Tournament, 25/50 Blinds (9 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from

    Villain (UTG+1) (t3985)
    MP1 (t1364)
    MP2 (t2696)
    MP3 (t10000)
    CO (t5350)
    Button (t2150)
    SB (t4465)
    Panicky (BB) (t2140)
    UTG (t2150)

    Panicky's M: 28.53

    Preflop: Panicky is BB with 9, 9
    1 fold, Villain calls t50, 5 folds, SB calls t25, Panicky bets t250, Villain calls t200, 1 fold

    Flop: (t550) 2, 3, 7 (2 players)
    Panicky bets t300, Villain calls t300

    Turn: (t1150) Q (2 players)
    Panicky bets t1590 (All-In)

    Last edited by PanickyPoker; Sun Jan 30, 2011, 11:31 PM. Reason: splling

  • #2
    Bumping this to see if anyone has something to comment.


    • #3
      Last edited by Dirtyrubberz; Mon Feb 14, 2011, 04:20 AM.


      • #4
        The only move I had made at this table was a C-Bet. I did it once, he moved all-in, I folded. Like I said, I had basically sat out about 90% of hands dealt. If you call this a C-Bet, then that makes two. Slowplaying a monster makes sense, but I figured he had a much broader range, since passive players could easily overplay their hands and call reasonable-sized bets with nothing (and certainly with a straight or flush draw). Also, he limped in. I hadn't seen him do that with a monster yet, but he did limp a lot.

        He was holding an offsuit QJ, and was drawing to a flush as well. He hit his queen, so of course he called. My read was almost correct. I guess I couldn't be sure of that, so perhaps my shove was a donk-esque bet.



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