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wishing to know if i played right/wrong to maximize

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  • wishing to know if i played right/wrong to maximize

    Thanks in advance. I am going to try to get this to work.

    First, I am hoping to find out if my play here was correct in terms of maximizing my hand or if I should have played differently. Any comments welcome as I am just learning.

    I have no notes on the villians but my observations are that the first player who raised all in on a cat 3 hand or better, and when he had less this was his usual raise. The second player just called so I felt he did not have a hand. The big stack next to me worried me a little because he played fairly tight but always called when he had any pocket pair.

    PokerStars Game #65640556862: Tournament #424146418, $0.09+$0.01 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XI (125/250) - 2011/08/06 22:55:05 ET
    Table '424146418 37' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
    Seat 1: paquita (5400 in chips)
    Seat 2: LEAJOSE (5035 in chips)
    Seat 3: 19461005 (12070 in chips)
    Seat 4: sergei-pervo (4995 in chips)
    Seat 5: pokergamer87 (2550 in chips)
    Seat 6: ico1982 (3990 in chips)
    Seat 7: pedrojoel41 (3595 in chips)
    Seat 8: BeijingBill (5080 in chips)
    Seat 9: fiona947 (12915 in chips)
    paquita: posts the ante 25
    LEAJOSE: posts the ante 25
    19461005: posts the ante 25
    sergei-pervo: posts the ante 25
    pokergamer87: posts the ante 25
    ico1982: posts the ante 25
    pedrojoel41: posts the ante 25
    BeijingBill: posts the ante 25
    fiona947: posts the ante 25
    fiona947: posts small blind 125
    paquita: posts big blind 250
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to BeijingBill [Kc Ah]
    LEAJOSE: raises 500 to 750
    19461005: calls 750
    sergei-pervo: folds
    pokergamer87: folds
    ico1982: folds
    pedrojoel41: folds
    BeijingBill: raises 4305 to 5055 and is all-in
    fiona947: folds
    paquita: folds
    LEAJOSE: calls 4260 and is all-in
    19461005: folds
    Uncalled bet (45) returned to BeijingBill
    *** FLOP *** [Ts 8s Qc]
    *** TURN *** [Ts 8s Qc] [5d]
    *** RIVER *** [Ts 8s Qc 5d] [4s]
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    LEAJOSE: shows [Kd Jc] (high card King)
    BeijingBill: shows [Kc Ah] (high card Ace)
    BeijingBill collected 11370 from pot
    LEAJOSE finished the tournament in 105th place
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot 11370 | Rake 0
    Board [Ts 8s Qc 5d 4s]
    Seat 1: paquita (big blind) folded before Flop
    Seat 2: LEAJOSE showed [Kd Jc] and lost with high card King
    Seat 3: 19461005 folded before Flop
    Seat 4: sergei-pervo folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 5: pokergamer87 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 6: ico1982 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 7: pedrojoel41 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 8: BeijingBill (button) showed [Kc Ah] and won (11370) with high card Ace
    Seat 9: fiona947 (small blind) folded before Flop

    Sorry, I got the hand saved into the replayer but could not figure out what to do from there.

    Thanks again.

    I guess it helps to know that this is a SNG .10 turbo with 360 entrants and it was a 1/3 of the way through the field. I had been playing very tight throughout as I have only played 5 other cash games.
    Last edited by BeijingBill; Sun Aug 07, 2011, 06:27 AM. Reason: To add comments

  • #2
    looks good to me, you got your chips in the middle with the best of it, got called by a weaker hand and got an 11k pot. what more could you have asked for?

    if you'd called the pre flop raise or 3 bet lightly you may have been pushed off your hand on the flop since you would have only hit a gutshot and its very hard to call an all in thinking you may only have 4 outs.


    • #3
      thanks yahooza, I was thinking along these lines myself. Also the fact that it was a turbo with the blinds going up quickly and I did not have a great stack to make a run later I was thinking this is a good opportunity to double up at least if it held out.


      • #4
        With it being a cheaper turbo, I think you made the correct play. You isolated a person with a weaker hand. Unfortunately, in these types of tournies, since they are only 10 cents... people will stay with basically ATC for the majority of the tourney... which won't happen in a larger buy-in. You won this one, but in the future, be ready to lose some of these since people will call any bet with any 2 cards.

        6 Time Bracelet Winner


        • #5
          ok, thanks, so basically it boils down to the fact that technically it is the right play, but to be careful making it based on tourny cost/size because of the fact that it is almost a freeroll. thanks.



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