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    The problem playing this i think is i didn't reraise to push him off his hand but when i see the flop,what more can i do................................................ .PokerStars Game #58621840091: Tournament #368288709, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level VIII (150/300) - 2011/03/03 23:25:50 ET
    Table '368288709 41' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
    Seat 1: nas388car (8210 in chips)
    Seat 2: Donna_RX330 (5400 in chips)
    Seat 3: Senkow (6918 in chips)
    Seat 4: cpt.quiver (3425 in chips)
    Seat 5: FLying5Star (4270 in chips)
    Seat 6: langdon14 (1540 in chips)
    Seat 7: ESCALATORMAN (3340 in chips)
    Seat 8: RobbieRevis (2985 in chips)
    Seat 9: woodchuck36 (6799 in chips)
    nas388car: posts the ante 25
    Donna_RX330: posts the ante 25
    Senkow: posts the ante 25
    cpt.quiver: posts the ante 25
    FLying5Star: posts the ante 25
    langdon14: posts the ante 25
    ESCALATORMAN: posts the ante 25
    RobbieRevis: posts the ante 25
    woodchuck36: posts the ante 25
    nas388car: posts small blind 150
    Donna_RX330: posts big blind 300
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to nas388car [Ac Ks]
    langdon14 said, "i know"
    Senkow: folds
    langdon14 said, "dont worry"
    cpt.quiver: raises 900 to 1200
    langdon14 said, "nobody re raises that withugh the flush"
    FLying5Star: folds
    langdon14: folds
    ESCALATORMAN: folds
    RobbieRevis: folds
    woodchuck36: folds
    nas388car: calls 1050
    Donna_RX330: folds
    *** FLOP *** [Th Qd Js]
    nas388car: checks
    cpt.quiver: bets 2200 and is all-in
    nas388car: calls 2200
    *** TURN *** [Th Qd Js] [Qs]
    *** RIVER *** [Th Qd Js Qs] [7c]
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    nas388car: shows [Ac Ks] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
    cpt.quiver: shows [Td Tc] (a full house, Tens full of Queens)
    cpt.quiver collected 7325 from pot
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot 7325 | Rake 0
    Board [Th Qd Js Qs 7c]
    Seat 1: nas388car (small blind) showed [Ac Ks] and lost with a straight, Ten to Ace
    Seat 2: Donna_RX330 (big blind) folded before Flop
    Seat 3: Senkow folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 4: cpt.quiver showed [Td Tc] and won (7325) with a full house, Tens full of Queens
    Seat 5: FLying5Star folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 6: langdon14 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 7: ESCALATORMAN folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 8: RobbieRevis folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 9: woodchuck36 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)

  • #2
    With villians preflop bet he is going in on the flop regardless.
    Just a badbeat,not sure what you are looking for here?

    You can barely see a guy has trips,so its even harder to see a shortstack has it.
    Most shortstacks will be jamming any two cards in this spot.
    Wouldnt beat yourself over this hand,but think you should post other hands that you have trouble with,not bad beats.

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    • #3
      Thx dirty, i wasn't sure where to post this cuz of all the reading iv'e seen about not knowing what a bad beat is, like i said b4 i want to keep a better attitude about this game, and BTW my game went downhill from here, finished like 215, was really pissed.

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      • #4
        Nah, this isn't a "bad beat", it is simply a cooler hand...

        With your stack versus a short stack (just over 10 BB), there is nothing wrong with flatting his raise holding AK.

        You also could have also shoved on him, and taken a race (if it WAS a race). This guarentees you see all 5, as well as prevents a "stop and go" bluff. Realistically, you HAVE to put him on some type of hand that he is probably committing to on just about any flop when he raises over 1/3rd his chips, but your AK only 'fears" 2 hands: AA/KK. If JJ/TT/AJ/AQ are in his range here, then a call OR a shove is perfectly acceptable.

        I'm not really fussed over your check of the flopped nuts either.

        Sure, leading here is probably going to ensure some value (unless he holds >88, even 99 MIGHT pay a small value bet here), but again your hand is ONLY "vulnerable" versus 2 pr and set draws. Since this figures to "connect" pretty well with his range, I am thinking your check is going to see action for your nut hand.

        From then it is all pretty "standard"...

        He is super short, with 1/3rd his chips in.
        He flopped a set.
        He is going for sure.

        You flopped the nut hand.
        There are no flush draw "free roll" AK hands for you to worry about.
        You are calling for sure.

        Neither of you made a serious "mistake", and both of you had every reason to play this exactly as you did.

        All that makes this a "cooler" when his boats comes, not a "bad beat".

        You gotta be phlegmatic about hands like these. You got in good, but he got exactly what HE needed as well. Nuttin' you can do aobut the results after that, except avoid letting it Steam you.
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        • #5
          +1 @ dirty

          I much prefer shoving to flatting, so you are guaranteed to see all 5 cards which is a strength of AK getting all in pre. If you flat, he's committing on most flops and you, having missed 2/3rds of the time, will likely have to fold and not realize your full equity in AK. Plus by shoving you isolate and get the BB out.
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