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    Hi all, love what PSO is doing, and I think these forums and all the training stuff are great tools to improve one's game. Anyway I have a hand that here that pretty much crippled my stack, in the Premiere league earlier today and I just wanted some thoughts on if I should have been calling or folding here and the mentality behind it. I mentioned it in my blog aswell but figured here I would get the right ppl to respond, and sooner lol. Here goes: Thank you and thought processes or game theory stuff more than appreciated.

  • #2
    In the premier, or any of the other leagues, the main goal is to make it as far into the tourney as possible and avoid any earlier exits... so you can maximize the points that you will get from the game. You don't want to be going all-in when you're not reasonably sure you have the best hand.

    In this situation, the one ? would be... do you have any reads on the opp? Do they always try to steal from late position? Have they shown any weaker hands?

    The answers to these will be a large and the ultimate factor for determining what to do.

    If the opp had shown a tendency to play weaker hands or steal alot, I don't think it's a horrible play to call, as you've got less than 10BB left.

    If the opp has only been playing premium hands or not many hands at all (playing tight), then I'd probably muck and try to find a better spot when I'm in position and can put the pressure on the opponent, since the opp shoved instead of open raising to 2.5-4BB.
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    • #3
      thanks good advice. looking back at the hand history (afterwards ofcourse) I realized the opponent played very few if any hands leading up to this one, so in retrospect a fold was the wise move. Lesson learned. Appreciate the feedback umbup:

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      • #4
        looking back at hands afterwards.... great move to make. It's how to learn from your mistakes and also to get some good notes on opps that you can enter into PS and that way, you'll have them for the next time you see the opp.

        There is a good video by TheLangolier in the video section on note taking....

        http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/art...ve-Note-Taking
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        • #5
          you shouldn't be to eager at 7 revolutions left, maybee at 5 ish maybee, but there a saying that goes "don't be a caller be the pusher instead"

          -but don't quote me on that


          peace


          2edgar

          ps. I would recommend the advice given by the dudes upstairs as they lead to great wisdom.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JWK24 View Post
            In the premier, or any of the other leagues, the main goal is to make it as far into the tourney as possible and avoid any earlier exits... so you can maximize the points that you will get from the game. You don't want to be going all-in when you're not reasonably sure you have the best hand. In this situation, the one ? would be... do you have any reads on the opp? Do they always try to steal from late position? Have they shown any weaker hands? The answers to these will be a large and the ultimate factor for determining what to do. If the opp had shown a tendency to play weaker hands or steal alot, I don't think it's a horrible play to call, as you've got less than 10BB left. If the opp has only been playing premium hands or not many hands at all (playing tight), then I'd probably muck and try to find a better spot when I'm in position and can put the pressure on the opponent, since the opp shoved instead of open raising to 2.5-4BB.
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            • #7
              Thanks guys, great insight. Helps a bunch umbup:

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