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  • Did i play this horribly?


    Did i play this wrong, bearing in mind my instincts sugested they had hit their straight?

    PokerStars Hand #105927987306: Tournament #805105438, $2.00+$0.20 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level VI (40/80) - 2013/10/23 14:22:27 ET
    Table '805105438 169' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
    Seat 1: papo457 (1086 in chips)
    Seat 2: palerider185 (2000 in chips)
    Seat 3: Germelin (6703 in chips)
    Seat 4: Curetf2 (1850 in chips)
    Seat 5: winaloot (2200 in chips)
    Seat 6: RedLee78 (3055 in chips)
    Seat 7: valach_n (4076 in chips)
    Seat 8: REaDorF_XX (1960 in chips)
    Seat 9: speady5533 (3440 in chips)
    valach_n: posts small blind 40
    REaDorF_XX: posts big blind 80
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to winaloot [8s 7s]
    speady5533 has timed out
    speady5533: folds
    speady5533 is sitting out
    papo457: folds
    palerider185 is connected
    palerider185: calls 80
    Germelin: folds
    Curetf2: calls 80
    winaloot: calls 80
    speady5533 has returned
    RedLee78: folds
    valach_n: folds
    REaDorF_XX: checks
    *** FLOP *** [8c 4d 7d]
    REaDorF_XX: checks
    palerider185: bets 80
    Curetf2: calls 80
    winaloot: raises 320 to 400
    REaDorF_XX: folds
    palerider185: raises 640 to 1040
    Curetf2: folds
    winaloot: raises 1080 to 2120 and is all-in
    palerider185: calls 880 and is all-in
    Uncalled bet (200) returned to winaloot
    *** TURN *** [8c 4d 7d] [Kh]
    *** RIVER *** [8c 4d 7d Kh] [8h]
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    palerider185: shows [5d 6d] (a straight, Four to Eight)
    winaloot: shows [8s 7s] (a full house, Eights full of Sevens)
    winaloot collected 4280 from pot
    palerider185 finished the tournament in 3481st place
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot 4280 | Rake 0
    Board [8c 4d 7d Kh 8h]
    Seat 1: papo457 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 2: palerider185 showed [5d 6d] and lost with a straight, Four to Eight
    Seat 3: Germelin folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 4: Curetf2 folded on the Flop
    Seat 5: winaloot showed [8s 7s] and won (4280) with a full house, Eights full of Sevens
    Seat 6: RedLee78 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 7: valach_n (small blind) folded before Flop
    Seat 8: REaDorF_XX (big blind) folded on the Flop
    Seat 9: speady5533 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

  • #2
    ** moved to NLHE Tournament Hand Analysis **
    2 Time Bracelet Winner


    • #3
      Hi winaloot! I think you played this one very well. Preflop with 78o, I can either limp behind and hope to flop a monster or I can make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. While I can raise, I will limp behind the majority of the time here. I flop top 2 pair on a board with a flush draw, multiple straight draws and a possible made straight. When I get an abnormally small bet by an opp and a call, I need to raise the flop and the key is the sizing of it. A standard bet with 3 opps is 3/4 pot, so I will raise by 3/4 pot to 440... BUT... this bet pot-commits me and since I can't fold if I make the bet, I'm shoving the flop. As played, an opp now 3-bets and I need to see if calling is correct (but I can't just call, as this will pot commit me, so I need to shove). I have to put 1520 into a pot that will be 4280 (35.5%). Worst case scenario, they already have the straight and I have 2 draws at 4 outs (16% equity from the rule of 4 and 2), but the overwhelming majority of the time, I'm way ahead and have well over 50% equity, maybe even them having to hit runner/runner. Even if they only have the flush draw, I will win 64% of the time. When all these situations are combined, I have much more than 35.5% hand equity, so I'm getting my chips in and shoving. Coolers like these are why we need to have 100 buy-ins in our bankrolls to follow proper bankroll management. I want my chips into a situation like this and my bankroll needs to be able to withstand doing so. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)

      6 Time Bracelet Winner


      • #4
        Wow what an excellent response! thank you very much

        I ended up near the bubble but cashed a similar tourney for $12 straight after

        Thanks for the info



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