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  • Could I have prevented this?

    I've only been playing poker for a little over 2 weeks so I might've made a bunch of mistakes. I was card dead and thus had quite a good image at this particular table, my VPIP was only 8%, the blinds and antes were slowly putting its toll on my stack and while I wasn't happy with my position, it was the best hand I'd had in a while, and I figured being out of position made my hand seem even stronger alongside my table image. Someone called me and to my surprise I was reraised aswell, Villain 1 seemed rather loose and I felt like I had great odds to call. The flop came out perfect for me, I practically had the nuts as I couldn't imagine anyone would call the raise with 32 of diamonds. I cbet for about 40% of the pot, both villains called. I figured villain 1's range would include a lot of high aces, or a lower flush draw, most likely both E.G. AQ with queen of diamonds. I shoved on the turn trying to represent an ace, thinking his ace would be high enough to feel confident calling or that he might think I'm bluffing, I wasn't surprised to see him call. The river was unfortunate and I had no control over that, but were there any huge leaks in my play?
    Last edited by Quaquaversal; Sat Jan 04, 2014, 02:32 AM.

  • #2
    With a cold call and a smallish raise I would probably fold as we still have 25+ BB. With reads on the villains that may change.

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    • #3
      I think you played fine.

      The worst is the smaller stack calling then the big stack click back to you. Then the 2 over calls to your bet on the flop (the shorty has nothing left behind)?

      So the situation gets worse... Can't do much about the turn/river but the big stack didn't care pre flop with the re-raise.

      You didn't say if this was a FT bubble spot or some other dynamic but with 30 bigs behind (in your stack pre open) you may be thinking how big could this pot become?
      Last edited by ForrestFive; Sat Jan 04, 2014, 06:19 AM. Reason: turn/river

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      • #4
        Hi quaquaversal!

        Thanks for posting this hand to the forum - it contains some interesting spots!

        Originally posted by Quaquaversal View Post

        I was card dead and thus had quite a good image at this particular table, my VPIP was only 8%, the blinds and antes were slowly putting its toll on my stack and while I wasn't happy with my position, it was the best hand I'd had in a while, and I figured being out of position made my hand seem even stronger alongside my table image.
        People usually don't pay attention to if you're being tight. They'll usually only pay attention if you start to be very aggressive, say if you're on a heater.

        If you don't play a hand for two or three orbits, people don't usually take notice or care, particularly at micro/low stakes.

        I think KJs is too marginal a hand to open with your stack size from Early Position, you're very likely going to be involved in a hand Out of Position where your hand might be easily dominated and you'll have to fold to any of the bigger stacks that move all in.

        Originally posted by Quaquaversal View Post
        Someone called me and to my surprise I was reraised aswell, Villain 1 seemed rather loose and I felt like I had great odds to call.
        I suppose you have to call because of the pot odds but I'm not thrilled about life.

        However the flop comes about awesome!

        Originally posted by Quaquaversal View Post

        I cbet for about 40% of the pot
        You didn't CBet as you weren't the pre-flop aggressor. I actually don't mind you leading out, but I would probably prefer to just check/raise all in when V1 CBets.

        Your turn play was fine, you just got unlucky that villain hit one of his 10 outs!

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        • #5
          Oh right :P, I know it wasn't a cbet, just a mistake due to lack of sleep I guess, I thought me appearing tight might've mattered as the only hand they'd seen me play before was pocket aces, which I played exactly the same way

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