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NL, PSO : AA , tough luck or i played wrong

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  • NL, PSO : AA , tough luck or i played wrong

    I am still finding how to avoid this kind of beat for the next time. Any Suggestions Please ?

    This is the link of the hand

    http://www.boomplayer.com/poker-hand...270_7BF7A7F5CF

  • #2
    **moved to more appropriate forum since this is a tourney hand JWK24**
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    • #3
      Hi Navdeep_leo! With this being a league game at the end of the month, even with a monster hand, I need to be cautious, as the penalty for an early exit is much larger than at the beginnning of the month. With AA, I'm going to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With two limpers, I'll raise to 500. I get to see the flop heads-up in position and get three undercards (which I expect to see holding AA). When the opp checks to me, I'm going to make my standard c-bet of 1/2 pot here. The bet is a pot-sized bet and the opp raises to almost 3x my bet. Here is where a read on the opp would come into play for me. Are they playing loose (could have 1 pair) or are they playing tight (where they would only raise with two pair or better)????? If the opp is loose, then I'd normally call here an re-evaluate on the turn, but since calling basically puts me all-in, I'll shove. If the opp is tight, then my one pair is most likely beat (although they could have AQ, KQ). With this being the case, I'm going to muck AA here. The loss of league points this late in the month could easily cost me real $$$ by dropping me in the monthly leaderboard, so the risk is not worth the reward. The key here is the read on the opp and if they're playing loose, while they could outdraw me, I will normally be ahead, so I'll shove the flop. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Navdeep_leo View Post
        I am still finding how to avoid this kind of beat for the next time. Any Suggestions Please ?
        The short answer is that you can't avoid bad beats, they will occasionally happen when you play well. IMHO, you did the right thing in the hand and did what I would have done. The villain got lucky on the river and there's nothing you can do about it.
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        • #5
          I'd prefer a smaller bet on the flop, as there's only a couple of OESDs possible (no flush draw), and potting it commits you to calling a shove. You want to get value from pairs and draws. If villain is the type to jam with top pair, then getting it in is clearly the best idea. If he's a little tighter (and his limp pre-flop can often be a small pair that hit a set), I guess you could fold to the raise, but that would mean you spent a third of your precious stack without seeing a showdown.

          On this particular hand, it's a clear bad beat. When you got your money in, you were a big favourite. Villain had 5 outs and sucked out.
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          • #6
            I think you played it well till the c bet, but then when he check raises the flop generally means strong holding in this case only had a top pair. But u could had been in worse condition with ur one pair as well... there could had been a set or a 2 pair both had u beat leaving with very less outs. Even with KQ or AQ i dont think the shove is appropriate as it was early in the tournament to get exact read on them ...

            having said that if u had a proper read on him and knew he raised with a top pair that was a right play.

            Just had a bad beat.

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            • #7
              Thanks for the reply friends.

              By your replies i learned ...
              "PLAY THE BEST LEAVE THE REST"

              Villain was raising and playing more number of hands because of his stack. And may be he check raised me thinking i will fold. But the result went on his way....i tried my best not to let him see the turn...LOL

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