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  • Best way to play this hand !!

    I don't know how should I have played it. Can you tell me what should be my flop action. I have 29BB and the UTG player had 22 BB. And 6 players behind me yet to act.

    It's a turbo game 5mins with multiple Day 1's

    I have few questions:

    1) Should we flat his raise or 3-bet (Coz I like to 3-bet to avoid overcallers esp. from SB & BB)

    2) If we can 3-bet then to what amount

    3) What is our plan if UTG player calls our 3-bet, because stack sizes will be very awkared on the flop after he calls my 3-bet and assuming I miss the flop like 7 9 Q rainbow. What will we do when he checks to us after calling our 3-bet. I think there will approx pot size bet left in his stack (as his stack is smaller than mine). So I don't know wheather we will be shoving any board even if we miss it or just give up.

    4) What if he 4-bet jams preflop only.

    Full Tilt Poker Game #34269163336: MTOPS Event #12 (266267756E1), Table 14 - NL Hold'em - 300/600 Ante 75 - 03:19:10 IST - 2014/05/28 [17:49:10 ET - 2014/05/27]
    Seat 1: 12mlb21 (13,955)
    Seat 2: supa61 (11,607)
    Seat 3: vahisari (8,518)
    Seat 4: Pstragu (16,831)
    Seat 5: WildDog06 (13,375)
    Seat 6: ENLL4 (16,373)
    Seat 7: adikumar2010 (17,800)
    Seat 8: Bezdarnyi (17,423)
    Seat 9: mauzers (8,514)
    12mlb21 antes 75
    supa61 antes 75
    vahisari antes 75
    Pstragu antes 75
    WildDog06 antes 75
    ENLL4 antes 75
    adikumar2010 antes 75
    Bezdarnyi antes 75
    mauzers antes 75
    vahisari posts the small blind of 300
    Pstragu posts the big blind of 600
    The button is in seat #2
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to adikumar2010 [As Kd]
    WildDog06 raises to 1,200
    ENLL4 folds
    adikumar2010 : ??
    Bezdarnyi : Action Pending
    mauzers : Action Pending
    12mlb21 : Action Pending
    supa61 : Action Pending
    vahisari : Action Pending
    Pstragu : Action Pending

    STATS :
    Bracelet Winner

  • #2
    Hi Adikumar

    I think flatting is ok and it could induce someone behind you to make a light reshove in which case we can comfortably call if WildDog folds but if WildDog decides to either call the reshove or shove all in himself we will be getting a great price with a hand that's likely to have a decent amount of equity/be the best hand.

    AK is a hand that we ought to very rarely be folding in a turbo tournament. The action is fast and aggressive and hand holdings are generally much lighter than they would be in a non turbo format.

    In a non turbo format I like the flat vs someone we have little information on but in this format where the need for chips is so high I would prefer to make a larger sized 3bet than average to avoid any post flop awkwardness. I'd ake it a full 3x 3bet, so 3600 and if we get flatted we can call any stop and go or if checked to us we can bet all in ourselves as villain will have close to a pot sized bet left. Most villains will either fold or jam but we will be flatted from time to time hence the larger size 3 bet.

    Cheers, Chris.



    • #3
      I got excited and made a stupid shove with 29BB, I should have made a 6BB 3-bet and then call his 4-bet shove. As my 3-bet will sometimes pick up 3-bet cold callers with worst hand like AQ AJs KQs as they like suited broadway doesn't matter if there has been 3-bet.

      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to adikumar2010 [As Kd]
      WildDog06 raises to 1,200
      ENLL4 folds
      adikumar2010 raises to 17,725, and is all in
      Bezdarnyi folds
      mauzers folds
      12mlb21 folds
      supa61 folds
      vahisari folds
      Pstragu folds
      WildDog06 calls 12,100, and is all in
      adikumar2010 shows [As Kd]
      WildDog06 shows [Ad Ah]
      Uncalled bet of 4,425 returned to adikumar2010
      *** FLOP *** [8c 3s Kc] (Total Pot: 28,175, 2 Players, 1 All-In)
      *** TURN *** [8c 3s Kc] [2s] (Total Pot: 28,175, 2 Players, 1 All-In)
      *** RIVER *** [8c 3s Kc 2s] [5d] (Total Pot: 28,175, 2 Players, 1 All-In)
      adikumar2010 shows a pair of Kings
      WildDog06 shows a pair of Aces
      WildDog06 wins the pot (28,175) with a pair of Aces
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot 28,175 | Rake 0
      Board: [8c 3s Kc 2s 5d]
      Seat 1: 12mlb21 folded before the Flop
      Seat 2: supa61 (button) folded before the Flop
      Seat 3: vahisari (small blind) folded before the Flop
      Seat 4: Pstragu (big blind) folded before the Flop
      Seat 5: WildDog06 showed [Ad Ah] and won (28,175) with a pair of Aces
      Seat 6: ENLL4 folded before the Flop
      Seat 7: adikumar2010 showed [As Kd] and lost with a pair of Kings
      Seat 8: Bezdarnyi folded before the Flop
      Seat 9: mauzers folded before the Flop
      Bracelet Winner



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