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    Got such a good response to my blog entry i thought i'd post a hand.

    This is the sort of way i keep seeming to go out in MTT's! Should i be playing different?! i can't work out where i'm going wrong?1 any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hi Jotters,

    This should go in the MTT forum so I'll ask a mod to move it, but ironically to it being in the cash game forum, it should play similar to a cash game on this depth of money, 103bb effective. Basically, we are way too deep stacked to be stacking off 1 pair in a single raised pot unless the villain is super bad and will frequently stack himself off with worse. Seeing as it's level 2 of the tourney and his stack is near starting, this doesn't seem to be the case that we would have this read.

    Preflop I would raise a bit bigger to isolate the limper in position and discourage the blinds from coming along and taking a shot at our stack.

    On the flop, the continuation bet is really small, not sure I like this sizing. We lose a lot of value from worse 1 pair hands that WILL call more (they always put us on AK just c-betting at first). I think more like 150 is good here. With 2 players, maybe 175-200.

    We get check-raised pretty hard, given the weak bet we made initially I think it's too soon to fold QQ, but I think we should call and re-evaluate the turn as our hand strength is really not in great shape if we get all in on the flop readless. Villain will have a solid equity draw or set quite often when stacks go in on the flop taking this line. If he's just "making a move" to test our weak looking c-bet, then the small reraise lets him off the hook, while if we're in a poor equity situation we'll be 4b most likely. If we had a read he would monkey off his stack with A8 or 99/TT here then I'd feel a bit better about stacking on this flop.

    Once he 4-bets all in, without reads, I think we should fold. We are a small favorite over the draws and destroyed by sets, it's not good unless he's got the worse 1 pair hands he's over playing, but without that read I don't think it's a good spot to go broke. As played if you fold to the jam you still have 83bb's to work with, a huge stack in a tourney.
    Last edited by TheLangolier; Mon Jul 15, 2013, 09:55 PM. Reason: I can't spell
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