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  • $0.50 STT - Pocket Aces

    Hand 6: Was that just a bad beat, or could I have done better? Or, did Hand 1 have any impact on how this unfolded? Hand 1: I'm not sure what to make of it so any advice appreciated. Also any comments on hand 1 welcome too, thanks!
    Last edited by nevracking; Sat Aug 02, 2014, 12:54 PM. Reason: replayer works

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    Well you have the best hand in poker so if you can get the money in pre-flop that's great. You're never folding so there's no problem. And hand 1 has nothing to do with it.
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    • #3
      In the first hand, I'm going to make a standard opening raise, just as you did. Then when the opp shoves, I can't get my chips in fast enough.

      The second hand, however... overbet bluffs are easily noticed by observant opps... something that I do not want to do. Standard bets and raises are the key to winning long-term.

      John (JWK24)
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      • #4
        Thanks for the replies, much appreciated!

        Regarding the second hand, I was trying to avoid the villain going all-in and forcing me to fold instead, so I decided to take the initiative. Seeing as it's the opening hand I felt he wouldn't have wanted to risk busting straightaway. Was I wrong to think that though? Obviously I'm still learning so please advise, thanks!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by nevracking View Post
          Was I wrong to think that though?
          The earlier in the tourney that it is, the more maniacs and calling stations that are still in. Due to this, never underestimate what someone may do that is out of character for a normal opponent.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by nevracking View Post
            Regarding the second hand, I was trying to avoid the villain going all-in and forcing me to fold instead, so I decided to take the initiative.
            The hands which he would be doing this with are almost the exact same as the hands he would be calling your shove with (minus a minute number of bluffs).

            If you are going to make this "semi" bluff raise then I prefer it on the flop rather than the turn.

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