PokerStars homepage
  • If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Five minutes after I return...

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Five minutes after I return...

    ...the bad luck begins! These are the kinds of hands that I decided to take a break for. I'm not a bad player I don't think, but these two show me up as one. Grr. In the first hand, I understand it was slightly too early for KQs...however I felt it was worth playing at that point. Plus, I understand that I was basically a victim of a classic set mine. However, he really shouldnt have tried that with the stacks as they were surely? I feel it was wrong for him to call an early raise in this spot. A negative points total to start the month off at PSO! Fantastic. (Not really). Question is - what could I have done to not go broke twice? Tom
    Last edited by tomrankin51; Tue Mar 01, 2011, 11:21 PM.

  • #2
    Hand 1 there's no need to open so big, you have no pot control options when you inflate the pot so much preflop. There's no way this hand comes out different, the opponent made a bad call with 33 and got lucky, and even opening smaller once you turn the 3rd Q you're not getting away on this depth of money ever. Just a cooler.

    Hand 2, you didn't go broke since you had him covered but again nothing wrong here, a player limps 5 high on a short stack (bad) and stacks it off to a raise (bad), you're about a 2-1 favorite, nothing wrong with this one imo.
    Head Live Trainer
    Check out my Videos

    4 Time Bracelet Winner



    Comment


    • #3
      When you say open, do you mean pre-flop? Pre-flop is standard for me. I've tried smaller and it doesn't feel comfortable and I get called too much so I keep it that size. I'm not sure how I can stop too many calling when I open with less than 4BB?

      I think that everyone would have bet the flop, so are you saying just bet smaller? Even with that texture? Is there anything to be said for making a statement with the bet that size? Bet sizing is really something I need to look at so any advice would be really helpful.

      BTW Hand 2, sorry yes I had him covered. My mistake on that one. When writing that I was thinking about how I got knocked out - my AJ was beaten by an Ace high flush lol.

      Comment

      Working...
      X

      X Cookies Information

      We have placed cookies on your computer to improve your experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.