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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2010, 11:12:11 AM »
For some reason, I thought that the turn was a 2 hence my comment on the trips. 

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2010, 04:09:05 PM »
For some reason, I thought that the turn was a 2 hence my comment on the trips. 

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im sure it was  a two as well....
hence my coment on the trips o.o

funny no??
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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2010, 07:34:20 AM »
i think that he tried a daniel negraneua hand 4 and five unsuited. i play these quite often because online poker software likes to show real world drawouts and suckouts. i win with negraneua hands more than with mid and big pair hands. try it out next time, lead bet with small connectors and you will soon get into top 30% of tourney list. hey, it works for me. ;D

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2010, 05:07:48 PM »
I don't know all the poker terms and lingo.. but i as your opponet sure would of bluffed a flush, all the way.. no stopping me lol

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2010, 12:15:37 PM »
Hi, my name is Robert Ginnane, and I'm sponsored by LPB to play tournament poker. You can check out my blog here http://www.latestpokerbonuses.com/poker-blog/colonel1/. I will be taking 1 hand from my tournament play each week, and ask you the question:

What would you do?

Blinds are 400/200 plus 50 antes. I minimum raise to 800 with     , I get 2 callers including the Big Blind.

Flop is:

       

The flop gets checked all around.
The turn is

 

BB bets 800 and gets 2 callers including me.
the river is:

 

The action is checked to me, and I bet 1200, getting one call from the BB. I rake in the pot, and the BB mucks.

Would you have have played the hand this way?
What do you think the BB had?

Back on Wednesday to post my responses,
cheers all

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2010, 03:31:03 PM »
Hi Colonel,

Love this thread, look so forward to them weekly! I would never bet the minimum bet with rockets. I use to do that and got burned so many times playing, losing to a 7 2 off suit type crap hands.

I bet hard when i have a hand like that. I try to weed out the crap hands. Being that the BB did not bet on the turn i going to put him with the Q. He backed off fearing the King. That's gonna be my guess.

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2010, 04:06:11 PM »
Hey Rob,

BB prob had A7 at a guess - perhaps with all the checking, he thought he was in the lead when the 7 came on the turn.  Alternatively, he was chasing the straight with A J and thought he had you beat on the high cards.

In answer to your question "Would you have have played the hand this way?" - the answer is no.

When I have pocket AA - I will raise 4x up to 10x BB depending on the size of the blinds.  If I am going to be beaten with Aces, I want to be beaten with a good hand. 

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2010, 04:00:33 AM »
dangerous way to play aa, but i can understand it if your in late pos and no one has raised yet. I think he had a q, and you could of gotten better value out of betting all 3 streets.

But i guess we'll see if you maximized your value when we find out what he had.

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2010, 08:38:46 PM »
my guess is that he hit middle pair off the flop with a possible straight so q,j or q,10.  But knowing i'm the biggest fish ever, I'm probably wrong by miles

I would have raised after the flop maybe 4x BB because I'd test to see if they have a possible straight or flush draw

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2010, 05:04:14 PM »
Hi y'all,

Bit late in response this week, sorry about that.

So with     in my hand on a very tight table I decided I wanted some action and minimum raised from early position. Under most situations minimum raising is a bad idea, but my gut told me to do it, and I usually trust my gut.

With 2 callers and a flop of       , there are immediately a vast ammount of hands that can either beat me, or will call 2/3 pot raises on big draws. Think K-Q, J-10, 9-9, as the 3 hands that either of the 2 callers could easily have that beat me. Then hands that are behind, but have big drawing capabilities, A-J, A-10, with 2 clubs. K-J, K-10, Q-J, Q-10 a pair and a gutshot. And any hand with 2 clubs.

Quite often with flops that have lots of draws I will check a big hand. Many times someone with a good drawing hand will, check-raise all in, putting me in a tough spot.

When the    hits the turn I\'m feeling pretty confident that my A-A is best and may have raised the BB after he lead out with 800, but I decide to call.

The river   is a meaningless card with regards to possible draws. And I lead out with a value bet of 1200. And rake in a pot of 7650 chips.

BB turns over     .

So in most situations minimum raising is advised against, but in this case I probably got close to the maximum value out of my hand which is always the goal.

Thanks y'all
Rob

Oh and sorry about changing the 2 last week, I had some people confused, lol. Just made an initial mistake in my post.

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2010, 06:23:29 PM »
Nice pot and with your great gut instincts, you played it right. 

...and re the 2 last week, thanks for letting us know.

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2010, 09:27:20 PM »
Hi, my name is Robert Ginnane, and I\'m sponsored by LPB to play tournament poker. You can check out my blog here http://www.latestpokerbonuses.com/poker-blog/colonel1/. I will be taking 1 hand from my tournament play each week, and ask you the question:

What would you do?

This week I'll be showing why paying attention to the table is so important. You can get information on players in every hand dealt, not just the hands you are in. Make notes on the players as you go.

Playing a $20 Hold\'em tourney I was nearing the bubble and got involved in this hand:

With everyone limping to me in the SB, I have 17K and I sit with     , The blinds are 300/600 with antes also. In any normal situation the correct thing to do here is raise the BB, or even go all-in to put pressure on the BB.

But, I have noticed the BB being very aggressive with a big stack (75K). Making what looks like questionable all-in moves. Also, I remember the last time around the table i limped into his BB with  J-10 and he popped his chips all-in.

I decide to set a trap with my hand, which is the best hand 90% of the time, I\'m actually hoping he raises 3K and I can go over the top all-in, but noting his aggressive moves I\'m allready consigned to calling an all-in bet.

BB obliges accordingly and goes all-in, I insta-call. BB turns over     .

The board rolls out          

Anyone have any thoughts on this hand?
« Last Edit: April 06, 2010, 03:37:33 AM by colonel1 »

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2010, 01:10:07 AM »
Without stack sizes, average stack, payout structure this is a bit difficult to judge.

But actually, i don't like that play. Yes, ATs will be ahead of BBs range, but only like 60/40.

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2010, 02:47:58 AM »
So what was BB's stack and your stack and how far away from the bubble were you?  

Did you have enough in your stack to make it to the bubble if you just posted and folded?  

Without that info, I wouldn't be able to say what I would have done in your position

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2010, 03:31:32 AM »
Yup dunno how I overlooked that, now edited. With regard to the bubble, I was about 150th with 130 making the money. Please feel free to discuss my play.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2010, 03:40:21 AM by colonel1 »

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