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    It is $5.50 MTT with less then 200 runners. 10mins regular blind structure and 3000 starting stack. It's a bit loose preflop open but I played this hand as everyone on my table was playing tight you can see from the stats. I think it was 100% a check on the turn ? What should I do on river? Full Tilt Poker Game #34735658125: $750 Guarantee (276608112), Table 5 - NL Hold'em - 25/50 - 13:06:56 IST - 2014/09/27 [03:36:56 ET - 2014/09/27] Seat 1: Super_kotik71 (3,090) Seat 3: Eleganter (3,000) Seat 4: adikumar2010 (2,648) Seat 5: denis8219 (10,080) Seat 6: yetispb (2,570) Seat 7: WhyAllwaysMe (1,500) Seat 8: EnYuKoTe (4,770) Seat 9: Vasiliy1995 (3,275) Super_kotik71 posts the small blind of 25 Eleganter posts the big blind of 50 Vasiliy1995 has been disconnected The button is in seat #9 *** HOLE CARDS *** Dealt to adikumar2010 [ ] adikumar2010 raises to 125 denis8219 folds yetispb folds WhyAllwaysMe folds denis8219 is sitting out EnYuKoTe folds Vasiliy1995 has 15 seconds left to act Vasiliy1995 has timed out Vasiliy1995 folds Vasiliy1995 is sitting out Super_kotik71 calls 100 Eleganter folds *** FLOP *** [ ] (Total Pot: 300, 2 Players) Meesha19 sits down Vasiliy1995 has returned Super_kotik71 checks adikumar2010 bets 150 Super_kotik71 calls 150 *** TURN *** [ ] [] (Total Pot: 600, 2 Players) Super_kotik71 checks adikumar2010 bets 300 Super_kotik71 raises to 850 adikumar2010 calls 550 *** RIVER *** [ ] [] (Total Pot: 2,300, 2 Players) Super_kotik71 bets 1,965, and is all in adikumar2010 STATS :
    Bracelet Winner



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    The preflop open is certainly on the loose side but I think it's OK.

    As played I think the river is a pretty easy fold especially vs a villain who hasn't exactly been active so far...

    I think the turn is the main decision point in this hand. Your hand probably isn't strong enough to get three streets of value from worse hands, especially having had fairly dry flop. Betting allows us to get raised off our marginal made hand but more importantly, makes it more costly for us to make our big draw.

    So I'd rather check the turn, see a river when we can either call a bet to bluff catch or if he checks, then we can make a thin value bet to target some worse Kx or maybe stuff like A9 or TT. And of course if we hit our flush, we can then raise his river bet!

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