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A catalogue of blunders

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  • A catalogue of blunders

    I know I made mistakes in this hand and I think I know what they are, but I'd like to hear about them from you guys without biasing the survey by saying in advance.

    If anyone has the time and is kind enough to advise or comment, I'll reply with what I was actually thinking and what I'm thinking now.

    Many thanks,


    PokerStars Hand #121923394380: Tournament #959059546, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level I (20/40) - 2014/09/22 21:02:46 UTC [2014/09/22 17:02:46 ET]
    Table '959059546 12' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
    Seat 1: 090684 (1460 in chips)
    Seat 2: $ylt@n12 (1460 in chips) is sitting out
    Seat 3: fabian861020 (1420 in chips)
    Seat 4: marcoleh (1460 in chips)
    Seat 5: __ads__108 (1500 in chips)
    Seat 6: silks179 (1460 in chips)
    Seat 7: Uqittuq (1500 in chips)
    Seat 8: hurik111 (3240 in chips)
    Seat 9: droomstertje (1500 in chips)
    marcoleh: posts small blind 20
    __ads__108: posts big blind 40
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to __ads__108 [2h 3d]
    silks179: calls 40
    Uqittuq: calls 40
    hurik111: folds
    droomstertje: calls 40
    090684: folds
    $ylt@n12: folds
    fabian861020: folds
    marcoleh: calls 20
    __ads__108: checks
    *** FLOP *** [5d 4s 5c]
    marcoleh: bets 40
    __ads__108: calls 40
    silks179: calls 40
    Uqittuq: folds
    droomstertje: calls 40
    *** TURN *** [5d 4s 5c] [7s]
    marcoleh: bets 40
    __ads__108: calls 40
    silks179: calls 40
    droomstertje: calls 40
    *** RIVER *** [5d 4s 5c 7s] [6h]
    marcoleh: bets 40
    __ads__108: raises 40 to 80
    silks179: raises 1000 to 1080
    droomstertje: folds
    marcoleh: folds
    __ads__108: raises 300 to 1380 and is all-in
    silks179: calls 260 and is all-in
    Uncalled bet (40) returned to __ads__108
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    __ads__108: shows [2h 3d] (a straight, Three to Seven)
    silks179: shows [8s Ad] (a straight, Four to Eight)
    silks179 collected 3240 from pot
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot 3240 | Rake 0
    Board [5d 4s 5c 7s 6h]
    Seat 1: 090684 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 2: $ylt@n12 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 3: fabian861020 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 4: marcoleh (small blind) folded on the River
    Seat 5: __ads__108 (big blind) showed [2h 3d] and lost with a straight, Three to Seven
    Seat 6: silks179 showed [8s Ad] and won (3240) with a straight, Four to Eight
    Seat 7: Uqittuq folded on the Flop
    Seat 8: hurik111 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 9: droomstertje folded on the River

  • #2
    Hi __ads__108! With the bottom end of the straight (with 4 to a straight on the board), I just want to call the small bet on the river. When there is a large raise, I need to fold. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)

    6 Time Bracelet Winner


    • #3
      Thanks John. In addition to my ridiculous bet-sizing on the river, I thought I should have taken two previous opportunities:

      (1) Since none of the other late-position players had tried, I should have aimed a steal at two limpers and got rid of the Ace-rag right then.

      (2) I should have repped a 5 with a modest raise on the flop while waiting for the draw and got rid on anyone who wasn't holding an actual 5.

      Was either of these even remotely a good idea? I ask because both have worked for me in similar situations in the past, but that might be because I'm playing in the Open School League not the WSOP!


      • #4
        Trying to bluff into multiple opps is a big leak. If only one opp, I may take a shot at it on the flop, but not with multiple opps.... especially with one of the worst hands possible starting hands.

        John (JWK24)

        6 Time Bracelet Winner



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