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First time in Sunday 1/4 mill - hand played correctly?

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  • First time in Sunday 1/4 mill - hand played correctly?

    Felt like the right play, had hoped to push him out with a 3 bet but was happy for him to call it holdiing a pair of Queens. Once the flop came down i'm kinda annoyed at myself for feeling maybe he had the ace but felt that I had such an investment in the pot calling all in with my Queens was the right move.

    Thoughts?

    PokerStars Game #56842600421: Tournament #404010003, $10+$1 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level X (300/600) - 2011/01/30 22:17:50 WET [2011/01/30 17:17:50 ET]
    Table '404010003 2393' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
    Seat 1: goofy41 (7754 in chips)
    Seat 2: val5050 (5790 in chips)
    Seat 3: Axeloni (10015 in chips)
    Seat 4: manol1111 (31504 in chips)
    Seat 5: Stryfe84 (9500 in chips)
    Seat 6: PATRIKLOB (5510 in chips)
    Seat 7: FileError404 (14550 in chips)
    Seat 8: Triligue (18900 in chips)
    Seat 9: Hauke007 (14273 in chips)
    goofy41: posts the ante 50
    val5050: posts the ante 50
    Axeloni: posts the ante 50
    manol1111: posts the ante 50
    Stryfe84: posts the ante 50
    PATRIKLOB: posts the ante 50
    FileError404: posts the ante 50
    Triligue: posts the ante 50
    Hauke007: posts the ante 50
    PATRIKLOB: posts small blind 300
    FileError404: posts big blind 600
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to Stryfe84 [Qh Qc]
    Triligue: raises 750 to 1350
    Hauke007: folds
    goofy41: folds
    val5050: folds
    Axeloni: folds
    manol1111: folds
    Stryfe84: raises 1650 to 3000
    PATRIKLOB: folds
    FileError404: folds
    Triligue: calls 1650
    *** FLOP *** [Ad 7d Ts]
    Triligue: checks
    Stryfe84: bets 1800
    Triligue: raises 4800 to 6600
    Stryfe84: calls 4650 and is all-in
    Uncalled bet (150) returned to Triligue
    *** TURN *** [Ad 7d Ts] [4s]
    *** RIVER *** [Ad 7d Ts 4s] [8h]
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    Triligue: shows [8c Ac] (two pair, Aces and Eights)
    Stryfe84: shows [Qh Qc] (a pair of Queens)
    Triligue collected 20250 from pot
    Stryfe84 finished the tournament in 10015th place
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot 20250 | Rake 0
    Board [Ad 7d Ts 4s 8h]
    Seat 1: goofy41 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 2: val5050 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 3: Axeloni folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 4: manol1111 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 5: Stryfe84 (button) showed [Qh Qc] and lost with a pair of Queens
    Seat 6: PATRIKLOB (small blind) folded before Flop
    Seat 7: FileError404 (big blind) folded before Flop
    Seat 8: Triligue showed [8c Ac] and won (20250) with two pair, Aces and Eights
    Seat 9: Hauke007 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

  • #2
    The guy raised preflop, representing a strong hand. Your raise was appropriate, but it wasn't big enough to get him off a weaker hand. On the flop, the reraise all-in didn't make sense if the guy didn't have an ace, because you had enough chips to really hit him hard, and you could easily have had an ace, too. This early in the tournament, I don't think any decent player would have bluff-reraised you here. Without many outs, you should have folded, in my opinion.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the reply and feedback, I think i've developed a habit of readiing some big stacked players as playing with their stacks and bullying people out of pot's. Think I need to get this thought out of my head and play more carefully against chip leaders.

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      • #4
        Big stacks have a lot of weight to do this when blinds are high and the bubble is near. Early in MTT's you want to play really tight and develop a good sense for when you're ahead, and when you're behind. Good luck next time! umbup:

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        • #5
          Cheers thanks for the good advice, good fun playing in a tournament with a huge prize pool i'll def be playing in it again.

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