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    This is a freeroll Player 1 has been lucky with loose hands and several have won recently with weak hands How would you play this hand differently? FREEROLL Hold'em No Limit - Level (50/100) Table: 10-max Seat #3 is the button Seat 1: (14232 in chips) Seat 2: (1100 in chips) Seat 3: (3400 in chips) Seat 4: (6710 in chips) Seat 5: (3250 in chips) Seat 6: (1185 in chips) Seat 7: (1000 in chips) Seat 8: (1500 in chips) Seat 9: (15386 in chips) Seat 10: ( 1010 in chips) Seat 4: Posts SB 50 Seat 5: Posts BB 100 *** HOLE CARDS *** Dealt to Seat 4 (Me) [Qs Td] Seat 6: folds Seat 7: calls 100 Seat 8: folds Seat 9: calls 100 Seat 10: folds Seat 1: calls 100 Seat 2: folds Seat 3: folds Seat 4: calls 50 Seat 5: checks *** FLOP *** [8s Qc 6h] Seat 4: checks Seat 5: checks Seat 7: checks Seat 9: checks Seat 1: bets 100 Seat 4: calls 100 Seat 5: folds Seat 7: folds Seat 9: calls 100 *** TURN *** [8s Qc 6h] [3c] Seat 4: Checks Seat 9: bets 100 Seat 1: raises to 1800 Seat 4: ???? Seat 9: folds *** RIVER *** [8s Qc 6h 3c] [Jh] evil:
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  • #2
    I like your line, up until the ????. I say snap-fold. When you end up in a multi-way pot with this many opponents, the chances of top pair okay kicker being ahead is not great. You should also not expect to be called by a whole lot worse than what you have. So by betting, you're almost turning top pair into a bluff. On the turn, you get a pretty safe card for your hand, so you can start thinking about maybe betting for value, but when you see the shove, you can't call with a one-pair hand. Even calling with bottom two pair here would be bad, I think. The shove might only be a club draw or something silly, but if you call here, it might as well be with king-high, because I see that being ahead roughly as much as only a pair of queens.

    Given that this is a freeroll, some of my assumptions might be off, but I think that trying to exploit players based on things you think might be true about their play when you could just keep it simple by playing well yourself is a mistake. So folding is fine. Calling could be way profitable against this particular player, but why take the chance if you don't know for sure?

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    • #3
      YOU SHOULD FOLD
      BUT YOUR A DONKEY SO YOU CALLED

      sometimes i laugh so hard tears run down my leg

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      • #4
        In the spot you are in, you are either way ahead or way behind.

        T kick is not very strong at all, so there isn't much you are liekly to be ahead of, even versus loose player. Chances are too strong this guy betting here has either binked a 2 outer, hit his kicker, or something else that is now ahead of you if you were EVER ahead...

        Lacking any sort of real re-draw, calling a 2 x pot bet for anything more than about .000005% of your stack holding the hand you do is going to be pretty dumb. There is ZERO reason to try making a huge "hero call" for this much of your stack when you only have 200 chips invested in this pot.

        Fold.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by hemetdennis View Post
          YOU SHOULD FOLD
          BUT YOUR A DONKEY SO YOU CALLED

          Real constuctive dennis
          May the tinfoil protect you. MT

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          • #6
            Originally posted by hemetdennis View Post
            YOU SHOULD FOLD
            BUT YOUR A DONKEY SO YOU CALLED

            Originally posted by JDean View Post
            In the spot you are in, you are either way ahead or way behind.

            T kick is not very strong at all, so there isn't much you are liekly to be ahead of, even versus loose player. Chances are too strong this guy betting here has either binked a 2 outer, hit his kicker, or something else that is now ahead of you if you were EVER ahead...

            Lacking any sort of real re-draw, calling a 2 x pot bet for anything more than about .000005% of your stack holding the hand you do is going to be pretty dumb. There is ZERO reason to try making a huge "hero call" for this much of your stack when you only have 200 chips invested in this pot.

            Fold.
            +1 lots of playability left after fold free roll or not. gl out there joker. stack em high! MT
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            • #7
              sounds like seat 1 has QJ.. was worried about their kicker, then when hit their 2nd pair... went nuts. I'd be mucking it.

              I'd have raised the flop to see where I'm at in the hand.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by mtnestegg View Post
                Real constuctive dennis
                Dennis and J are actually club mates...he's doin' a little flamin' to his bud.

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                • #9
                  My bad.... Sorry didn't know. excellent post then
                  May the tinfoil protect you. MT

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                  • #10
                    I would've played the flop and turn more aggressively (fold equity + information - if they reraise QT is probs not good). River is fold.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JDean View Post
                      calling a 2 x pot bet for anything more than about .000005% of your stack holding the hand you do is going to be pretty dumb.
                      really? and when will a 2 x pot bet ever be only .000005% of ur stack? the better explanation is that pump n' shove isn't a good strategy in deep stack play...ur SPR (stack-to-pot ratio) is too big at 50/100

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                      • #12
                        If the OP is considering what to do on the turn then there's not much anyone can do in this post.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ketchup143 View Post
                          really? and when will a 2 x pot bet ever be only .000005% of ur stack? the better explanation is that pump n' shove isn't a good strategy in deep stack play...ur SPR (stack-to-pot ratio) is too big at 50/100
                          answer: NEVER. (Or almost never).

                          ...But if you happen to find yourself in an MTT that started with 100k stacks,
                          has about 10,000 runners,
                          and has started at 1/2 blinds,
                          AND if you happen to bust out the first 10 people seated at your table...
                          You MIGHT find a 2 x pot bet is .000005% of your stack to call.

                          That was the point.
                          Last edited by JDean; Fri Jul 15, 2011, 12:17 AM.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jf70 View Post
                            I would've played the flop and turn more aggressively (fold equity + information - if they reraise QT is probs not good). River is fold.
                            I dis-like this response, for this hand.

                            One of the limpers here (seat 7) is a 1k stack. Versus that stack there is very little FE if he holds a Q. If the other 2 stacks, both very large compared to the OP's (and as stated quite "loose"), were the only 2 in the hand, a more aggressive line to take the betting lead might be more in order, but not with that shortie limper.

                            A T kicker has very little chance of being "good" if that short stack calls an "aggressive" top pair hit bet by the OP here, so that more aggresso line will tend to result in losing more if a shortie decides to stand, or folding out the one hand you could "afford" to play for stacks against.

                            When you factor in that seat 7 also really should NOT be limping light, the chances he has spiked "big" (or started big), or nothing at all go way up. I'm just not a "fan" of putting myself at risk for a 13% chip loss when there is almost no chance I am getting called by a worse hand.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Hen-Golden View Post
                              If the OP is considering what to do on the turn then there's not much anyone can do in this post.
                              I'm actually quite stubborn in my ways but posted this in the manner that i did to raise debate of how to act from this point and to possibly learn something from a different perspective. evil:
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