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comment Unexpected aggression and a premium hand
For the curious: I folded. I made my decision for two reasons: first, I'm new to poker, and have been advised to never take big risks when holding only one pair, at least on the turn and river, because going broke with a single overvalued pair is supposedly a huge newbie error. Second, given the previous betting patterns, I thought it was almost certain that at least one if not both of my opponents would have AA or JJ. Late ended up going all-in against Limper, and his pocket nines didn't hold up against Limper's AJo. Just for extra insult, the river was a K, too.
May
4
comment Unexpected aggression and a premium hand
@Daniel yep, 20BB. It was a weird table, you rarely saw any flops for less than $10 (5BB). I figured people just didn't want to fumble with their $1 chips. Could you explain where you got those pot odds numbers?
May
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comment Unexpected aggression and a premium hand
@BrentMorrow I've edited, so you should be able to change your vote now.
May
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awarded  Editor
May
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revised Unexpected aggression and a premium hand
removed chatty bit that is about to be obsolete
May
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comment Unexpected aggression and a premium hand
Yeah, I think you're right about the call being a bad move. But given that misplays are going to happen, I am still interested in what the right move would have been there on the turn.
May
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asked Unexpected aggression and a premium hand
May
2
comment How is players raising each other indefinitely prevented?
I've just expanded on the above comment at an answer to "Do I have to show my hand in an “All-In” situation?"
May
2
answered Do I have to show my hand in an “All-In” situation?
May
2
comment How is players raising each other indefinitely prevented?
Regarding when to show hands: I haven't played very much poker, but I have played in a number of casinos in different states, and there's a decent amount of variation in both official rules of the house and unofficial behavior expected by other players at the table. Some casinos require that both players show before the dealer will continue; others say the last to call must show first once the cards are dealt; still others don't explicitly state who needs to show first or when, which can result in some pretty snippy table talk.
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awarded  Supporter
Aug
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awarded  Teacher
Aug
30
answered In live play, why do poker players wait their turn before looking at their cards?
Aug
30
comment How can I use a player's decision to check blindly on the flop as a tell?
Small tournament.
Aug
30
comment How can I use a player's decision to check blindly on the flop as a tell?
@TobyBooth Sadly, no. He always either folded or managed to buy the pot before showdown. I lost track of him fairly quickly due to the table being broken up.
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awarded  Student
Aug
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asked How can I use a player's decision to check blindly on the flop as a tell?
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