PokerStars homepage
  • If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Overcard pair - What can we do about it?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Overcard pair - What can we do about it?

    This happened in a Play money Mixed Hold'Em MTT just today. (Can this topic be moved to the right area? I realized I posted in the wrong forum.) I have a few times where someone happens to have top pair on the board. It's very, very easy to figure that out. But I've been wondering on just how we can detect someone has an over-pair and get out of it quickly. Especially when playing a MTT, this can bust you out pretty fast if you're not careful. Well, my thoughts were probably from judging the pre-flop raise, it could signify a powerful hand in the making. (That would be my Kings) And by re-raising with the kings it shows I am very certain I can top the top pair. Perhaps we can realize this before we get too caught in this scenario so we don't lose our butt over it like this fellow player did to me.
    Last edited by kitoko-ki; Tue May 22, 2012, 03:14 AM. Reason: Please move this. Sorry!

  • #2
    Hi kit,

    It sounds like you're asking from the perspective of the opponent here, how can they determine when someone has an overpair and avoid getting stacked.

    First of all you can never determine their exact holding in a spot like this, but you can determine their likely holding by practicing ranging them, determining their range of hands, which if they are playing it like an overpair should weigh heavily in their range. The second part, how can you avoid losing your stack is easy. Don't limp in with Q5o, don't call raises out of position with Q5o, don't go crazy with Q5o on a Q high flop with deep stacks. It's not rocket science why this player lost his chips, but as you said it was a play chip tournament so either they have no idea what they're doing or they were just goofing around.

    Dave
    Head Live Trainer
    Check out my Videos

    4 Time Bracelet Winner



    Comment

    Working...
    X

    X Cookies Information

    We have placed cookies on your computer to improve your experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.