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  • Early Tournament AJ on the HJ

    Early tournament and a very sticky table with plenty of limpers got Ah Jh on the HJ Comes round to me with 2 limpers so bet 100. Villian_2 in the CO 3bets to 180 was a bit confused by this bet sizing as it wasn't even my initial bet. Small blind called the bet as did one of the limpers so 4 way to the flop I also called as it was only an additional 80 chips into a 680 pot. Flop comes 6s Ac Js giving me 2 pair so made a pot sized bet working on the assumption he probably wasn't playing pocket A's. Villian shoved , others folded. Because of the size of my initial bet being more than half my stack I should have shoved anyway but didn't realise so called the shove. Questions. Should I have checked play to the villian? If he had shoved before I bet what should have been my response. Or was I right to lead out but should have just shoved.

  • #2
    Hi Webbo62!

    Preflop, I'd have done the exact same thing. However.. the flop bet is not good. Against 3 opps, a standard bet is 3/4 pot (570). However, this bet pot-commits me. Therefore, I have one and only one choice on the flop... to shove!

    I do not want to make an abnormal overbet. Players that do this are turning their cards face-up.. something I need to avoid.

    I need to keep all of my bets standard and when pot-committed... need to shove and shove only.

    John (JWK24)
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    • #3
      Ok got that my memory not what it was had read your article but forgotten the 2 ops 2/3 pot 3 ops 3/4 bet.

      As you say the play was wrong and I saw that when I looked at the hand afterwards during the game I never realised how pot committed that bet made me, so much to try and work out in a short time was more concerned with assessing what I thought he was holding getting the bet in with a plan to shove on the turn if needed and got it a little wrong.

      But I am learning and after my success in the tournament earlier got down to 102nd in a hubble freeroll with 9k entrants so definitely feel my game is improving and am seeing the results.

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      • #4
        hang in there.. it takes time. We've all been there.

        John (JWK24)
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