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  • doubt

    here is a hand i played (well not really) in pso league..

    PokerStars Game #63195645273: Tournament #397948339, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level VIII (150/300) - 2011/06/11 4:21:00 IST [2011/06/10 18:51:00 ET]
    Table '397948339 1' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
    Seat 1: paradox142 (1205 in chips)
    Seat 2: dragonpoka (7660 in chips)
    Seat 3: motch1983 (6570 in chips)
    Seat 4: ckbuk1 (1180 in chips)
    Seat 5: simica90 (18539 in chips)
    Seat 6: aggelosteo (2640 in chips)
    Seat 7: argenariel (11980 in chips)
    Seat 8: godofcricket (5940 in chips)
    Seat 9: joustinc (3615 in chips)
    paradox142: posts the ante 25
    dragonpoka: posts the ante 25
    motch1983: posts the ante 25
    ckbuk1: posts the ante 25
    simica90: posts the ante 25
    aggelosteo: posts the ante 25
    argenariel: posts the ante 25
    godofcricket: posts the ante 25
    joustinc: posts the ante 25
    paradox142: posts small blind 150
    dragonpoka: posts big blind 300
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to godofcricket [9d Ad]
    motch1983: folds
    ckbuk1: folds
    simica90: calls 300
    aggelosteo: folds
    argenariel: folds
    godofcricket: calls 300
    joustinc: raises 3290 to 3590 and is all-in
    paradox142: folds
    dragonpoka: folds
    simica90: folds
    godofcricket has timed out
    godofcricket: folds
    Uncalled bet (3290) returned to joustinc
    godofcricket is sitting out
    joustinc collected 1575 from pot
    joustinc: doesn't show hand
    godofcricket has returned
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot 1575 | Rake 0
    Seat 1: paradox142 (small blind) folded before Flop
    Seat 2: dragonpoka (big blind) folded before Flop
    Seat 3: motch1983 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 4: ckbuk1 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 5: simica90 folded before Flop
    Seat 6: aggelosteo folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 7: argenariel folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 8: godofcricket folded before Flop
    Seat 9: joustinc (button) collected (1575)

    how should i have played it?
    Last edited by godofcricket; Sat Jun 11, 2011, 02:05 AM. Reason: spelling mistake

  • #2
    you don't want to limp. either fold it preflop, or make a normal raise (I'd go to 3BB plus another for the other limper if playing it).

    At that level, you really want to be in chip preservation mode to get closer to making the $$ and getting the extra league points. You may need to win another hand to get ITM, but when you play a hand to get there, you really don't want to be basically all-in on a marginal hand (suited A that has no possibility of a straight).

    Reads on your opponents, especailly the one that pushed would be a key too. If they were pushing alot, then I'd think more about calling them.... if they were playing tight or TAG, then it's basically a muck. Either way though, you don't want to limp.

    6 Time Bracelet Winner


    • #3
      That would be a fold against a shove 95% of the time for me even with reads.
      If you feel like flipping than by all means call but over time you will get a feel that it is a losing call even against a big fish.

      I would fold this preflop because you already have a big stack that has limped.
      It usually breaks down 2 ways against a stack like that.You limp he spews flop,you fold.
      You limp some one wants to get Heads up with the any two card player and you have to fold.

      When I see a big stack in the PSO with that many chips they are usual a action player and when you question their play they will say "Its a freeroll" or "I have to go to bed/dinner/out".
      So you watch guys like this eat players at this lvl and its best to be patient.
      Lets say you shove to isolate and some one wakes up with KK and its game over for you and the big stack is still in it.I have made this mistake way to often and it is such crucial timing play to make.

      Fold the hand and don limp at this stage of the game its just to easy for people to steal the blinds and the limpers chips by shoving.There are 975 chips in the pot when it is your turn,so it is a shove if you do not want to fold.When ever the pot gets to be more than 30% of your stack you want to look at stealing the pot.


      • #4
        thanx to both of you.. that helped..



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