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    I feel quite annoyed at myself for this, however, in my defence, how he flat called on the flop with the 2 diamonds and 4 players being in the pot it led me to beleive he was on a flush draw. I thought he was betting because i showed weakness with my check on the flop...

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    Hi BUTTCHIN0707! With QQ, I get a min-raise in front of me. I'm going to 3-bet here and the key is the sizing of it. I need to raise to between 3X the previous bet and a pot-size raise and especially early in a turbo, I'm always going to opt for the largest part of this range. Due to this, I will raise to 120. I do not want to raise smaller than this because it invites others into the hand to try to outdraw me, as I can be giving them the odds to do so. Early in a tourney, there will be enough that will stay with ATC, that I don't want to invite more in. I see a 4-way flop with an overcard and multiple straight/flush draws. When it checks to me, I'm going to take my one shot to win the hand and make a standard value bet. Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 3 opps, I need to bet 3/4 pot, so I will bet 293. I do not want to bet less than this or I can be giving the opp the right odds to try to outdraw me. If I give them the right odds and they do outdraw me, it's my own fault that I lose the hand. The turn pairs the board and with the opp calling the first two bets, I need to check/fold the turn because the opp should have a K here. They may have a draw, but with as low as the blinds are, I can still have a playable stack by folding. Any reasonable bet (std is 1/2 pot), pot commits me and I don't want to be pot committed this early in the tourney when I can easily be behind with only 2 outs. The keys here are to make standard bets. By betting too small, I give the opps the right odds to try to outdraw me. With a made hand, I want to make them make a -EV call of my bets... a call where they will lose chips on average, each and every time. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)

    6 Time Bracelet Winner


    • #3
      Agree with JWK here,but in fairness,for another 30 chips I don't see the villain folding the KQo here and once that K flopped he's never going away.

      Bump it up more pre-flop in spots like this,but in this particular one I doubt it would have mattered.


      • #4
        cheers guys

        The reason why I said I was annoyed at myself in the 1st place is because normally I woulda done the same as you mentioned JK. But its great to confirm it... I was just a bit loose and donkish there... Go me for having the discipline and stopping there and then for the night as I notied I wasn't laying my best



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