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I would definitely bet the turn, maybe 2/3 of this small pot. With a max straight you are ahead of the range of your opponent. You want to put money in the pot to let Villain draw for a flush (if he holds two ♥) or to a full (if he has a 4), or to a lower straight, all with negative EV. The only dangerous hands at the moment are quads or a made ...


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Ok. Let's take this one step at a time. You describe your opponent as a "maniac". However, that player displays no "maniac" behavior in this hand, so I'm not sure where to go with that. I'd like more information on how you get that read on the player. But we can still analyze the hand. So you wake up with A4os in middle position and decide to raise 6x ...


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No matter the subsequent actions of player 1, as soon as player 2 folds, player 1 should be awarded the side pot, even if his cards are never seen by anyone. Player 3 should never, ever be awarded the side pot, since he didn't have enough money in the pot to earn that from the other players. He was all in for less than the others had, so he should never be ...


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My initial reaction when reading this hand was that a push was the easy play. After thinking about it a little, I'm not sure that it's so clear. Make no mistake, a push is absolutely a good, profitable play, but maybe just calling is better for the following reason: given his range, (which btw, I think is too tight--you shouldn't ever totally discount ...


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I don't really like the raise on the flop. The range of hands that the opponent has here is somewhat limited. A set is unlikely since AA and QQ would often re-raise, you hold one of the A's and one of the 2's, and a good portion of players would check with a flopped set here. It's possible that they have some low pocket pair or maybe a Q (KQ,QJ,Q10) and ...


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Poker hands have FIVE cards. Exactly five, no more, no fewer. Even in flushes and no-pair hands, all five count toward value. J-8-7-5-4 beats J-8-6-5-4.


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The logic of the question is on the wrong basis whatsoever. Mathematics are essential to poker, but if you try to apply them without taking into account all the other parameters you end up with simplistic dogmas, such as "You never fold kings preflop" or "If I have an ace on the button, I must open" etc. To try to approach your question, imagine a very ...


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With just 3.5 big blinds left, your only options are push or fold - there's no point in min-raising with the plan of folding if you're re-raised. You need to get lucky fast and first-in, any ace is fine to push with. Is the average stack really 3.5 BB with 21 players left? If so, I hope you didn't pay any money to enter such a poorly structured tournament!


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I think you played this too aggressively after the flop. When he calls your pre-flop raise out of position and then calls your pot-sized flop raise, what is he representing? Not many of those hands are hands that you can beat. 44, 77, TT+, AcXc, AT, and maybe a few other tens if he's really loose. You're a huge underdog to that range on this flop. The ...


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Don't know what you mean by IP? A2 unsuited from CO is marginal. This would really depend on if you had been abusing the blinds from the CO and you think SB is just making a stand. On the flop SB led out with 1/2 pot bet rather than check to the preflop aggressor. To me that looks like: a pair of queens or weak ace wanting to find out if they are ...


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I see villains stats, and I wonder how many hands were in the sample. Those seem to be short-term unsustainable maniac stats. Secondly, is this a cash game, SNG, MTT, HU, Spin & Go? And how early on in the session/at table? Thirdly, what are the actual stakes? You say micro but, 50NL or micro-micro like 2NL? At 50NL I cannot believe the stats are ...


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I think you played the flop and turn okay. You could have bet the turn as well, the SB probably wasn't going anywhere with trips. If you got all your money in on the turn you would be ahead and only losing to 46, but of course you didn't know for sure if they had anything. While this is a hand you could reasonably put your opponent on, they have checked ...


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I think you played fine. Villain had nothing and you got him to pay off 0.46 on the river. Certainly a hand to call with from the blinds. No reason to bet the flop out of position on a draw. I would have checked the turn hoping to get the villain to bet. You don't want to announce you made the flush. On the river you put out a proper sized value bet. ...


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First of all, I think betting the turn is better than a check. If he has nothing to pay you off with, that's fine, it wouldn't matter either way; but your hand is vulnerable with this board and the fact that the opponent could have basically any two random cards. I fold the river. It should be pretty clear that villain's range here is very polarized--...


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Just some comments/questions to maybe make you ask yourself some questions about your play. Also it's good to add to the discussion. Was the 12$ raise working throughout the night? I assume your goal was to thin the field to heads-up? It just seems odd that you get 6 calls. To me that says one of two things. Firstly that raise size doesn't work for the ...


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Why did you only bet 1/3 the pot on that flop. You are just inviting flush draws to stay in and you are out of position. You need to bet at least 1/2 the pot to find out where you are and chase off flush draws. Preflop villain just limped and then call a raise. He was getting pot odds to call about anything. AA or KK should have raised. Since 5 ...


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As other have noted, you should work on your betting size. It appears you were in the small blind and there were a lot of limpers; with your $12 raise, it may have the benefit of getting some more money in the pot when it's likely you have the best or one of the better hands, but the problem is that you are at a huge handicap in having to play out the rest ...


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I would lead the turn here because I would do so with plenty of other hands as well after the flop went check/check. You should also be mixing in some donk leads on the flop as well. Basically if you are going to flat OOP against what is probably a decent player (given the description) you need to be more active in taking away pots and especially in getting ...


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Maybe I am the fish but I would have called On the turn there is straight and flush draw 6♥4♠4⋄5♥ Based on hero checking the BB both of those draws are in hero's range With a set of 4s villain should have bet the turn to protect the hand At this point hero should have protected from a flush draw with 1/2 to full size pot ...


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Raising a donkbet is probably best but you kinda pot-commited yourself (1/3 of your stack) with the 20bb. If you were not willing to pot-commit yourself, raising to something like 15bb is best to me, you could laydown easier then. Checking his stats deeper is needed here, specifically how much $ he wins in Showdown (W$SD in pokertracker), you can't get a ...


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You are mid position, 7 handed, with 3.5 bb bb 8k - you have exactly 29k (actually 3.625 bb) You are 2 1/2 orbits from be blinded out Time to make a stand - you are all in or fold Any ace first in is a push Any two paint first in is a push Any pair is push In the blind even call an all in with a lone ace You don't have the luxury of a best of it. If you ...


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"Having made the assumption stated". You absolutely positively put him on AA or KK. If you really put your opponent on AA or KK then you should have folded to the pre flop raise. If you really felt you needed trips or 2 pair to win the hand you should have folded to the 5 bb raise. In that situation if you put your opponent on AA or KK then you were ...


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You should ask a tougher question. The play was perfect, you put him accurately on a range of hands that made it prudent for you to check behind him on the flop, and you got all in when you had the best of it, with a push that would put your opponent in the chip and a chair position if he lost. You would rather have a call here from your opponent, but only ...


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You are not going to prevent losing to the set. But you could prevent losing your stack to the set. preflop preflop mid just called so AJo is probably ahead or a coin flip to low pair AQ or better would have raised you bet 60 - raised 40 into 1 $50 pot so you are giving 110:40 pot odds = 2.75 : 1 that is going to chase off blanks in the blinds it is ...


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I think you should be raising more here pre-flop, with that said I wouldn't say it's necessarily bad. Villain can't really fold, with what is likely in their early position limping range, for 40 more with 110 in the pot. Very much depends on your style, but I'd probably bet about 80/90 here. I would have bet the flop too. Depending on what the villain does ...


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The winner is the player with the highest trips, so 88844 is the winning hand. If you use the search term "Full House" then you should find a few more decent examples here to explain the concept. Also, check out the "five card rule" for a definitive overview of Texas Hold Em hand rankings.


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I think your mistake was on the flop. There's a decent chance that you have the best hand after the flop, but it's important to consider how the rest of the hand is going to play out. Given that HJ has called a preflop raise and bet into you on the flop, there's a good chance he'll call the raise--the only time he folds is when you're way ahead, and do you ...


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I think it is marginal to play that from the BB 8-9 suited would be been (maybe) OK Preflop you were getting 3.5 : 2 A flush has the chance of stacking an aggressive player You would be playing it for the implied odds But since you only started the hand with like $65 you don't even have that great of implied odds You were getting pot odds to call the $6 ...


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First I would not necessarily put him on a flush draw. He raised pre flop with only you. Flush draw does not play well head up and you know he does not have the Ace. $100 preflop with even K little suited is very aggressive. A flush draw would likely just call the $30 on the flop to see another card for free. $100 is more of a value bet. On the draw why ...



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