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    ive just watched the training quiz on the middle phase lesson, its just told me that i should open raise KQ to 4bb ( ok fair enough) the sb call flop comes Qc 7c 6c

    villain raises 2 3rds of the pot you have top pair and a good kicker now it says you should push all whether the flush is there or not really is that right, we didnt even have a club ourselves that would be a fold in my book

  • #2
    Oh dear this lesson just got me knocked out the tourney i flopped top 2 pair villain flops a straight i called his raise flush rolls out i push all in he was a very tight player i nearly scared him of as well

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    • #3
      Tournament strategy is somewhat different to cash game strategy, primarily because you will be short-stacked relative to the blinds for much of the game. After raising KQ and betting TPTK, it's often correct to shove the flop or bet the flop and call a shove because you are pot-committed. (Pot is large and remaining stacks are short).
      In tourneys, there's very little multi-street action once the blinds reach 100. You often commit to your hand either pre-flop (when you're under 15bb or so) or on the flop, and you should be stacking off light.

      See TheLangolier's training sessions on commitment decisions and Managing short/medium stacks.

      P.S. The lesson didn't knock you out of the tourney. Villain's better hand did.
      Bracelet Winner

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      • #4
        Yh your right Arty his hand did knock me out but if i wernt reading lessons while i was playing i would of lost maybe 3k tops in that hand because i could fold knowing im well and truly beat, it was my fault i was trying to get to a monster stack so i can try being a big fish with it hahah, what i should of done is gone i can afford losing 3k of my 10k stack at this stage and waited for a new hand

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mike2198 View Post
          ive just watched the training quiz on the middle phase lesson, its just told me that i should open raise KQ to 4bb ( ok fair enough) the sb call flop comes Qc 7c 6c

          villain raises 2 3rds of the pot you have top pair and a good kicker now it says you should push all whether the flush is there or not really is that right, we didnt even have a club ourselves that would be a fold in my book
          I dunno what lesson you were watching but I never raise 4x pre EVER unless i am the button with 1 to 3 limpers. If you are the first raiser i dunno when 4x pre is ever a good idea

          What video was it so i know

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          • #6
            It's OK to open for 4bb in the very early stages of a tourney when you have a very strong hand in early position and expect to get called by weak players with speculative hands when the blinds are 10/20.
            But KQ doesn't qualify as a very strong hand, and this wasn't the early stages of the tourney, so I agree with Matt. I'd only make it 4x if I was deep-stacked and there was already one or two limpers in the pot. If I had less than 20bb, I'd often be going all in.

            EDIT: It actually says to raise 4bb with KQ on this page: http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/art...-Middle-Blinds

            I think that must have been written before smallball strategy (with smaller open-sizes) became the popular standard.
            Last edited by ArtySmokesPS; Sat Apr 20, 2013, 01:52 AM.
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            • #7
              Yes I dont watch alot of the videos on here caus they are very outdated. I went to watch 1 of the 5050 vids and was trying to figure out when they played it cause the structure and buyin were something I had never seen. Getting some new videos relevant to the times and some hyper videos for me personally would be great and something I may enjoy

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