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how would you play this hand knowing that the villain is an incredible calling station who will put his entire stack even on the 2nd pair? You did put all your stack when you were way ahead and he called: that is perfect! I'm not saying that's how you should always play KK like that: but versus an opponent which you know cannot fold, the goal is to ...


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The king on the river gave your opponent two pair, kings and nines. It also changed your best hand, giving you two pair, kings and nines. Your opponent had a queen kicker, which plays on this board and is the sole difference between your hand and your opponent's. In hold-em, the best hand is determined by the best 5-card combination of cards for each player ...


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In a full house, 888xx beats 777xx. That is, the higher set beats the lower without concern for what the pair is. The cards in the pair are only important if both players have the same set, such as player A's pocket being 8 2 and player B's pocket being 8 7. This would give player A 88822, and B 88877.


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I think I would have shoved preflop. You only had 13bbs. So AKs shove in this position is good in my opinion. I dont think he would have been calling you once you shoved over the top either. So in my opinion yes you played it wrong.


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I have to go against the flow on this one. I dont think you played it fine. I have not palyed the specific tournament and am not aware of the table dynamics at the given point but raising 2.5bb vs 2 limpers is not really ok in my opinion. Against 2 limpers you need to raise more (at least 3.5-4bb I think) in order to have fold equity. Since JQs is not an ...


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This information is not supposed to be public because no player would want to have their playstyle completely analyzed. Something you can do is approach players directly(maybe via forums like http://www.pokerstrategy.com/forum/) and ask is someone is willing to share his/her stats with you. I doubt that any pros would ever do that but if you explain why you ...


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This is a very rough estimation based on this year. 35 levels passed = 70 hours of play. If they played 20 hands an hour this makes 1400 hands. For the last 5 years the number of players is roughly the same so I would guess the number of hands should be similar.


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A full house consists of a 'three of a kind' and a 'two of a kind' (='pair'). The one with the highest 'three of a kind' would have the highest full house. An example: Consider you have A2 and the other player has KQ. The board is: AA2KK. That would make a full house for you: AAA22 and your enemy as well: KKKAA. Still your full house is better and will win. ...


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When you say cutoff 3bet 6k i guess you meant he bet 6k. At that point you have 13bb you could push which would increase your stack of about 23% if he folds. If his stack is between 26k-46k your fold equity is pretty high. Against an unknown player it seems to me the best play for you is to push and don't see a flop. Playing post flop would be hard for you ...


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I vote call. Villain did not raise on the flop or turn indicating that he was not likely holding top pair. My take on this particular villain is that the most likely thing he was doing was representing a ten in his hand because he believes the hero to be a very tight player and likely to fold a winning hand here. The fact that there was the blown flush ...


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There are many sites that sell hand histories: Try searching Google. If you're just looking for the way "good" players play, then you should be able to deduce that for yourself. For example, import the purchased hand histories into Holdem Manager or Poker Tracker or whatever you prefer. Filter the data for the kind of players you're looking for (e.g., ...


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There are many better ways to learn than that. You're unlikely to find hand histories from professional, or highly skilled amateurs, easily available online. Releasing said hand histories would be suicide. The closest your going to get, and easily one of the most productive ways to improve your online poker game, is to watch videos of skilled players ...


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You played it fine on the turn if you know he's not going to fold. Looking just at the results, you played it awesome. Got the money in as a huge favorite... but yeah, I think you overplayed your hand because you are going to lose a lot of value when the guy folds drawing thin when he would call a smaller bet. One thing I would suggest is to make sure that ...


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This is a very typical situation in microstakes where many players don't calculate their odds correctly or don't care and will go all the way to the river so the game becomes a Russian roulette. The flop was played correctly if you were against a good player. You raised the right amount to make calling with a straight draw unprofitable. Against a bad player ...


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You overplayed your hand not because you went all in ( you should have done that agains a random oponent too). The only thing on my mind in this hand after he calls preflop and we see such a good flop would be how to get all the money in the middle.(Since he called preflop he doesnt have any 2 pair or AA in his range so we are behind only vs sets wich is ...


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While you were definitely lucky in the hand, I think you played it ok. A raise on the button with QcJc seems like a standard play to me (calling is probably fine as well). The flop is great for the opponent. I think the check from the villain is fine as you will most likely continuation bet. Once you bet 423 into a 600+ chip pot I think the villain should ...


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I think you played it right and got lucky. His big mistake was giving you the free card on the turn or not check raising on the flop. Two pair often wins, but when the 10 came he was vulnerable to a lot of additional four-straight hand combinations (A, 5, and T are used in every straight) and he wouldn't know where he was at the river. He probably was ...


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Definitely all in preflop, you had a very strong hand and a stack big enough to make him fold. I can see the villain calling there quite often (depending on stack and nature), but at least you get your chips in while you're ahead. Ask yourself, what happens if you completely miss the flop and he fires again? Do you fold with two more cards to come and ...


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I think you should have re-raised pre flop. After the flop you had 2 to 1 pot odds and only 5 outs which is about 4 to 1 odds in the river. Not enough to call. Besides, with K, Q in the flop there is a good chance your opponent had a better hand (AJ, J10, KK, AA, KQ, QQ, K7, Q7, 77 -KK, Q7 or 77 are unlikely though-). Also, if you would have folded, your ...


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As Radu says, 3rd in chips with 13BB is low, the simple rule is under 10 bbs you either push or fold. you don't want to give anyone the chance to see a flop for only 3 bbs with that hand. Anyway you lost with the better hand, what could you do besides calling, putting it away was not in option since you had only some chips left and you hit the top pair.


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Firstly, the cutoff raised to 6K, not 3bet. With only 13bbs and a monster hand this is an easy 3bet shove preflop. The cutoff will call with plenty of worse hands and even if he holds you pick up a nice pot. This is a fist pump situation.



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