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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #225 on: November 10, 2011, 04:33:33 PM »
Here is another "what would you do" hand.

This is a pokerstars freeroll where top 10 win a ticket to another tourney (to do with the 10th Anniversary)

As you can see from the screenshot, I have AK and I've just flat called the raise to 1250.  Alken66 seems to be a bit of a fish and is going with any hands (and was getting pretty lucky with them too).  CJMV366 is a good player (as you can see from the chipstack) and he does actually fold.  If I call it's virtually three quarters of my stack.

Would you call the fish or fold?

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #226 on: November 10, 2011, 04:57:48 PM »
Well blue, that looks a whole bunch like a lot of hands I have sat thru lately... the fish betting on everything and going all in to steal the pot repeatedly. Matter of fact one got me so irritated yesterday I called him on it (knowing I shouldn't) and he got that last card to win... out I went.

In your case, I would fold, PO'd, but folded. You have a lovely AK but you have no guarantee you are going to get something else to help your community queens and Ace kicker... with his bet after the flop if he was a reasonable player you would have to assume he has a queen in the hole... with a fish and the RNG behavior of late, who knows? But that much of your stack might just cripple your chances to do justice to a more for-sure hand coming up, plus I just hate to take a chance on someone that plays like that getting hold of that big of a stack. LOL

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #227 on: November 10, 2011, 06:29:45 PM »
I would fold.  Fish probably has a 6 - 8 off.  LOL.

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #228 on: November 11, 2011, 02:54:48 PM »
Nothing from Rosebud?  I'll post what I did shortly.

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #229 on: November 12, 2011, 05:08:49 AM »
Taking into account the dire fishy play of this player, I made a huge assumption that he had nothing and decided to take a risk and called.

You can see in the picture below that I was so right to call and despite him having an open ended straight, he didn't hit it and I won the hand.  What is sad about this hand is that he went all in and he didn't have a straight or flush draw at that point..  I know mine isn't much better but it is top card with top kicker.

Needless to say I won the hand and it was a risky call but then on the other hand, I didn't believe that he had anything based upon his previous play.

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #230 on: December 17, 2011, 04:53:50 AM »
You're holding   in a double up tourney (top 3 of 6 places double their money). It's only a 20c buyin.   It's very early in the game and you are BB - no pre-flop raises.

The flop comes down     and the player seated at small blind goes all in.

What would you do here?  Does he have that 8 or is he sitting on a higher pocket pair?  Bluffing?

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #231 on: December 17, 2011, 11:29:48 AM »
I would fold.  It's early.  Of course with the low buy in, he is probably bluffing.

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #232 on: December 17, 2011, 11:58:54 AM »
I think I'd call since it is such a low buy-in.

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #233 on: December 17, 2011, 12:39:11 PM »
I'd fold. Even knowing what these all-in jackanapes are up to with this kind of play I would fold and wait for them to take each other out of the game. Save my resources to fight again another hand.

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #234 on: December 18, 2011, 03:48:20 AM »
Thanks for your replies everyone. 

I actually did call.  I figured he didn't have much of a hand and he was just buying the pot. Also, as mentioned by  a couple of you, it was only a 20c buyin.

He showed his hand which was    .  Nothing else came that helped either of us and I won the hand.

I'm not sure what he was thinking.  Overcards perhaps?

Either way -  it was a good call but was it a stupid call?

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #235 on: January 04, 2012, 05:51:02 PM »
I definitely would not say it was a stupid call. It was a risky call.

Given that the nature of these tournaments is to stay alive rather than to win the most chips (mind you this is an extremely difficult way for me to play and I easily forget to do so. I have lost a lot of money especially while Multi-Tabling failing to remember that rule.)

I would say calling was a risk not worth the reward. But I would also say that no winning call can be a stupid call.
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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #236 on: January 04, 2012, 06:20:43 PM »
Quite often I get that "gut feeling" that I will win and quite often do win when I get that feeling.  This was one of those hands and as you say, a hand won cannot be a stupid call.

Thanks for the comments orren. 

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #237 on: January 04, 2012, 07:44:25 PM »
Blue it could not be a stupid call in my book... because YOU made it! The only calls I ever deem stupid are the ones I make!
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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #238 on: January 05, 2012, 03:01:56 AM »
Blue it could not be a stupid call in my book... because YOU made it! The only calls I ever deem stupid are the ones I make!
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LOL  You don't give yourself any credit at all and you should.  You are a good player and the more you play, the better you get.  You will be a great player, I have no doubt about that.  Credit where credit is due Katt!

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Re: What would you do? Poker hand of the Week.
« Reply #239 on: January 05, 2012, 03:48:48 AM »
 :-[ Awwww shucks blue... I am on a streak this week... I have come in 1 place out of the money more times than I can count... Do you know what that sounds like? It sounds like, "Dammit I did it again!"  :O

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