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Is this a wrong call?

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  • Is this a wrong call?

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    PokerStars Game #66326409170: Tournament #416410031, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level XI (400/800) - 2011/08/21 9:21:18 ET
    Table '416410031 1' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
    Seat 1: Highland_Con (22457 in chips)
    Seat 9: Kiwi 05 Fan (35543 in chips)
    Highland_Con: posts the ante 75
    Kiwi 05 Fan: posts the ante 75
    Highland_Con: posts small blind 400
    Kiwi 05 Fan: posts big blind 800
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to Highland_Con [6h 8h]
    Highland_Con: raises 800 to 1600
    Kiwi 05 Fan: raises 1600 to 3200
    Highland_Con: calls 1600
    *** FLOP *** [3d 6c 3s]
    Kiwi 05 Fan: checks
    Highland_Con: bets 19182 and is all-in
    Kiwi 05 Fan: calls 19182
    *** TURN *** [3d 6c 3s] [Ts]
    *** RIVER *** [3d 6c 3s Ts] [7c]
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    Kiwi 05 Fan: shows [Ad Ac] (two pair, Aces and Threes)
    Highland_Con: shows [6h 8h] (two pair, Sixes and Threes)
    Kiwi 05 Fan collected 44914 from pot
    Highland_Con finished the tournament in 2nd place
    Kiwi 05 Fan wins the tournament and receives $500.00 - congratulations!
    Kiwi 05 Fan wins an entry to tournament #416397437
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot 44914 | Rake 0
    Board [3d 6c 3s Ts 7c]
    Seat 1: Highland_Con (button) (small blind) showed [6h 8h] and lost with two pair, Sixes and Threes
    Seat 9: Kiwi 05 Fan (big blind) showed [Ad Ac] and won (44914) with two pair, Aces and Threes

    How would you have played this?

  • #2
    I'd have raised more preflop (std opening raise, instead of min raise). When re-raised preflop, you have to consider a pkt pair from your opponent. Due to that, instead of pushing the flop, I'd probably make a pot-sized bet.

    Although... reads would mean alot and by this point in a tourney, you should have a read on your opp. If they're raising light at the final table... then I've got absolutely no problem shipping the flop.

    6 Time Bracelet Winner


    • #3
      Not sure it is the right call - who knows if any bet would push Kiwi off his Pocket Rockets? Even if he lost, he would still have about 12K in chips.

      Totally aside from the betting, I find it interesting that your avatar shows Pocket Aces (As,Ad), and Kiwi had the other two (Ac,Ah) in his hand.

      Second place was still a good finish. Congrats.




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