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  • Is this the way

    i play my monster holdsPokerStars Game #63889932131: Tournament #397948294, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level V (75/150) - 2011/06/29 5:41:25 NZT [2011/06/28 13:41:25 ET]
    Table '397948294 5' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
    Seat 1: rimdash (4695 in chips)
    Seat 2: CJDeuce (2115 in chips)
    Seat 3: Juno_Junoson (1510 in chips)
    Seat 4: varaviper (2530 in chips)
    Seat 5: anniestacks (285 in chips)
    Seat 6: trashkan66 (2270 in chips)
    Seat 7: BARRYDOGG378 (1735 in chips)
    Seat 8: Jean-Pierrre (1265 in chips) is sitting out
    Seat 9: 17Mick17 (1170 in chips)
    CJDeuce: posts small blind 75
    Juno_Junoson: posts big blind 150
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to BARRYDOGG378 [Qd Qs]
    varaviper: folds
    anniestacks: folds
    trashkan66: calls 150
    CJDeuce said, "nothing to do about roi"
    CJDeuce said, "HOBBY"
    BARRYDOGG378: raises 600 to 750
    Jean-Pierrre: folds
    17Mick17: folds
    Juno_Junoson said, "whike refering to you specificly"
    Juno_Junoson said, "not rather"
    rimdash: raises 750 to 1500
    CJDeuce said, "hobby to learn to play in serious cash games"
    Juno_Junoson said, "some take really serious"
    CJDeuce: folds
    Juno_Junoson: folds
    trashkan66: folds
    Juno_Junoson said, "i dont play hold em cash gfames"
    Juno_Junoson said, "only razz and draw"
    CJDeuce said, "why you here?????????"
    BARRYDOGG378: raises 235 to 1735 and is all-in
    rimdash: calls 235
    Juno_Junoson said, "cause hold em kills me in horse"
    *** FLOP *** [2d 5h 8h]
    CJDeuce said, "win 5 cents"
    *** TURN *** [2d 5h 8h] [6d]
    *** RIVER *** [2d 5h 8h 6d] [2c]
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    BARRYDOGG378: shows [Qd Qs] (two pair, Queens and Deuces)
    rimdash: shows [Ah Ks] (a pair of Deuces)
    BARRYDOGG378 collected 3845 from pot
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot 3845 | Rake 0
    Board [2d 5h 8h 6d 2c]
    Seat 1: rimdash (button) showed [Ah Ks] and lost with a pair of Deuces
    Seat 2: CJDeuce (small blind) folded before Flop
    Seat 3: Juno_Junoson (big blind) folded before Flop
    Seat 4: varaviper folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 5: anniestacks folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 6: trashkan66 folded before Flop
    Seat 7: BARRYDOGG378 showed [Qd Qs] and won (3845) with two pair, Queens and Deuces
    Seat 8: Jean-Pierrre folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 9: 17Mick17 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

  • #2
    I think your first preflop raise is a bit much. You raised to 5BB, which is a bit much for QQ. I'd have raised to about 3-3.5BB. When min raised back, you're pot committed, so you might as well put the last 235 into the pot.... BUT.... realize that there are really only 3 hands that you're probably up against, AA, KK and AK... you're dominated by 2 of them and a coin flip with the other.

    If you raise less first, then you can just call their re-raise preflop and make sure that they don't flop an A or a K to beat you. If you then see an A or K, you can get away from QQ and still have some chips to get farther into the tourney to try to get to positive points.

    6 Time Bracelet Winner


    • #3
      I really don't like raising 1/3 of my stack, though I guess since we're never folding it's defensible. If he calls we have an auto shove on the flop.

      On 12 BBs our choices should be shove or fold pretty much. The thing is we have a huge monster of a hand that we may want to use to double up instead of just blind steal.

      Not shoving here is extremely aggressive. It's the kind of play that's likely to win us a huge pot or send us packing, winning a huge pot more often than not. Still I'd prefer to limp a monster like this with the intention of shoving over a raise (and expecting to get snapped by 88, AT etc., hahaha), rather than make a raise for 1/3 our stack. This kind of play only works if there are aggressive limp-punishers at your table. If they're passive you have to raise.

      Also, note he did NOT minraise you. He intentionally doubled your bet. A minraise would be to 1350. Obviously you committed yourself already so you have to just get it in and hope he doesn't have KK or AA.
      4 Time Bracelet Winner



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