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Aug
11
answered Is Harrington's zones strategy still valid at the end of a MTT tournament?
Mar
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
6
comment Hand discussion: QJc vs A8o on A84 T K
These are excellent points. If I could highlight one thing from this answer it's being "aware of the table dynamics". I've had tables where multiple people fold to any continuation bet on the flop and some where no one will fold before the turn or river. I agree the OP did get lucky, the villain slow played a hand he should have been betting for value against the OP's possible range.
Feb
25
answered Hand discussion: QJc vs A8o on A84 T K
Jul
9
comment In live play, why do poker players wait their turn before looking at their cards?
+1 for the article link. Good read.
Jul
8
awarded  Teacher
Jul
8
answered In live play, why do poker players wait their turn before looking at their cards?
May
21
comment Determining the proper play on the turn
@hmmmm I mean that in tournaments as they are played in Jacksonville, the cbet is called at a high frequency. If my opponents are to be believed my check raise was called with T9 and AJ on that flop (not sure about AJ). In HOH the proper play is to cbet a lot, but I think in Jacksonville players in general understand that I should be cbetting and adjust by calling light and either firing on the turn themselves or seeing if I fire a 2nd bullet. So I've tried to adjust by playing more small ball, but in this case I ended up with a blind vs blind scenario where I had no idea where I was at.
May
21
comment Determining the proper play on the turn
I'm an idiot, she claimed she had AJ, not KQ (mixing up another hand played with that person earlier). Can't believe I missed that.
May
21
comment Determining the proper play on the turn
@hmmmm I did not cash in this tournament, so it's highly likely that my thinking on the game is flawed in many scenarios. As far as the cbet comment this is solely based on how the tournaments play locally here. The cbet is called I'd say 80% of the time here and rarely wins with 1 barrel. So on a ragged flop if I am going to cbet I have to have a plan for which cards will need the 2nd barrel and which turn cards I will give up on the hand with. The adjustment I've made is to value bet more and lighter and increase my raises range.
May
20
comment Determining the proper play on the turn
But my thinking may be completely flawed so as both of you have said to raise pre even being in bad position. (I guess I undervalue AQ offsuit).
May
20
comment Determining the proper play on the turn
Villain claims she had KQ and would have called an all in bet on the turn. I have no idea if this is actually true however. As for my thoughts on not raising pre-flop I was looking to avoid a few things. 1. I'm going to be out of position after the flop and in general I prefer to keep the pot small in this scenario (late position I would almost always raise). 2. I don't want a re-raise behind me preflop. AQ is a good hand but not one I want to get into a raising war with (though the first raiser respect I would get is good). 3. After raising I don't want to have to continue bet on a J62 flop.
May
20
awarded  Commentator
May
20
comment Determining the proper play on the turn
and was relatively selective in her hand selection.
May
20
comment Determining the proper play on the turn
BTN had about 22K and the CO had 17K. The CO was recently moved to the table and had not played many hands at all. I think in the 20 minutes or so that he was at the table he say two flops before this hand and folded to action on both. The BTN played relatively tight player that would see the flop after putting in chips. The button and I played a hand before the break where I bet two black aces the whole way (until the river) and she called a flop bet with AJ offsuit on a two diamond flop and the turn and river went runner runner to give her a flush. So she had shown the tendency to call draws
May
20
comment Determining the proper play on the turn
That was the tricky part for me. I have a player that I don't know if betting is right and another player where I need to bet to prevent the draw.
May
20
comment Determining the proper play on the turn
I probably should have shoved. I checked and both players checked behind. So I was ahead at that point. The river brought a 6 and I put out a (what I thought was) a value bet of 4K. The big blind folded and the Cut-Off went all in (had me covered). The Cut-Off ended up showing T9 and the big blind claims she folded a KQ. Of course with the knowledge on the turn I have no way to know they have these hands exactly. Big blind could have had a 7 and betting would have been wrong, but Cut-Off played the hand like a draw all the way and checking is mistake against him.
May
20
comment Determining the proper play on the turn
Would you 100% of the time raise PF or is this a situation that's an 80/20 between raise and call?
May
20
comment Determining the proper play on the turn
I was shocked when I had two callers of my check raise. I tanked on the turn for a minute trying to decide between shoving and checking. The big blind had me worried as she was moved to the table recently and had a free look at the flop. Hard to determine if she would defend her bet with just a 7 in her hand after my flop raise. The call of my raise definitely signifies that she wasn't betting air on the flop. The calling range of the 2nd player is tough for me to define. He had good pot odds both on both streets which probably means drawing hands if he's a straightforward player.
May
20
comment Determining the proper play on the turn
The button and I played a hand before the break where I bet two black aces the whole way and she called a flop bet with AJ offsuit on a two diamond flop and the turn and river went runner runner to give her a flush. The cut-off has a wide calling range I think and the button was a bit of a calling station at times (though her stack had been trending up most of the beginning of the day).