9

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 go ...


7

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.


6

The point of hold-em is that your hand is the best possible five-card combination from all seven cards. So, in this case, yes, it is a split pot. All players (as you describe them) have a 6-high straight. That's the best possible hand, so that's their hand.


5

Unless you think your opponent only ever does this move with AA, you're likely to be at least a 70-80% favourite to win the hand. Maybe not the bet to be making with your entire net worth, but with a portion of your poker bank on the table, I'd call this every time. Of course you're not going to win 100% of the time (and it hurts when you do lose - ...


5

Yes, you might be 80% against a random hand, but unless he really is just gambling on his last hand (how can you know?) his likely range will significantly lower your odds. For example: You're getting pot odds of 42%. Your card odds are around 18% if he's only ever shoving AA in this spot, around 23% if he's shoving AA or KK, and 50% if he's shoving AA, KK ...


5

TL; DR - I shove the turn. Personally i would have taken a more aggressive line than check calling the flop, but Hero's flop line is reasonable. On the turn it gets abit dicey, H has a strong hand on a board that easily runs bad. If H calls the turn, would H call a jam if the river was a J? A heart? If V had a strong hand like two pair, would he value bet ...


5

This is a 6+ NLHE game (also referred to as short deck). In this game the hand ranking are different and a flush is better than a full house. Here is a link to partypoker's short deck hand rankings: https://www.partypoker.com/en/how-to-play/short-deck-rankings. Double check the hand rankings wherever you are playing, I have also heard of short deck games ...


4

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 ...


4

Interesting, tough hand. I think I would fold here. I'll assume there isn't any relevant history with the opponent as that may change your strategy here. I think everything is pretty straightforward up until the flop where you are faced with the check-raise. I think a call here is good, but I'm uneasy about it as it doesn't lead to the rest of the hand ...


4

Given your description of villain, I think your play is OK but a call might be better. A flush draw is a huge part of his range here. The problem with raising him all in though is that he's getting a pretty good price to call with just a flush draw. If you were to call instead of raising, then the majority of turn cards would result in one of two ...


4

There are a number of decisions here, let's review them one at a time: CO and SB limp in to a BB with Qx suited and the hero calls I'd say this is the first mistake here. I would raise this to 3.5 bigs to weed out any 9x or Tx hands. Folks will limp in on just about anything. Unless you have extensive notes on a villain, you can assume they have any two ...


4

Short answer, no, I wouldn't have done anything differently. You have 14BBs and find KK with two players already committed to pay off your entire stack if you win the hand. Sure, you might rather have just one player shoving in front of you to increase your chances of winning the hand (or more specifically reduce the chances that you are eliminated from the ...


4

Preflop: Your $10 raise pre-flop seems a bit small. I'd make it around $16. On the otherhand, AQo on a 9 handed deepstacked table is not even that great. What do you do against a 3-bet? You could have also limped along. Raising a bit more polarized is probably better in this spot, with for example AK and some lower suited aces. This way it is more obvious ...


3

MY GUT: I can't say I'm a fan of a hero-call here, which is what it feels like. THE NUMBERS: However, PokerStove disagrees. A range for villain of: { TT+, 77, 33-22, AKs, ATs, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, AKo, ATo, KTo+, QTo+, JTo } (which is basically sets, better K's, AA, sticky QQ or JJ, 2nd pair, and busted draws) gives hero 56% equity which is way above what's ...


3

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.


3

Qd-9c-2d is pretty much the most favorable runout you could hope for when you're holding a pair of deuces (other than quads). If you're not willing to get all-in on that board, you shouldn't even be playing 22 at all. This is my argument, if you are playing this tight (which you probably shouldn't be), your preflop play isn't aligned with your postflop ...


3

If the villain really has made a flush, especially the nut flush, I think he would be making a mistake to put you all-in on the turn. He ought to bet only as large as he thinks he can to keep you in, without giving you the right odds to draw, with the expectation of committing you to an all-in on the river. This looks more like the opposite: A shove to ...


3

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.


3

Generally A9 wants to check a flop like 844 rainbow, because you are likely ahead of you opponent's range, but you don't want o play a massive pot. If you bet you can get bluff raised easily and you would have to fold. Basically, betting in this spot will cause you to be c-betting too much an dwill allow your opponent to outplay you. He does bet, however ...


3

Preflop is standard and flop is fine. At that point, the only hand that beats you is a flopped flush and even then you have a strong re-draw to a full house. On the turn, I'd bet more. Your hand has a lot of value but is vulnerable with one card to come--charge him more to see a river. The issue with a bigger raise though, say 100, is that it sets up a ...


3

Split pot... It's the best 5 card hand, that's it, nothing else matters. Yes the Q7 has another full house but that makes no difference. Player 1's best 5 cards: QQQ77 Player 2's best 5 cards: QQQ77 There's no better 5 cards with either player.


3

It is an interesting spot for sure. It is hard to say exactly what range the SB and BB have here. Is SB just betting hands like Td8d? Could BB have 87 or would he raise? It is impossible to say. One thing we do know however is that their ranges pre-flop are probably very wide and that there are some pretty random players in the spin & go pool. Some crazy ...


3

Wow, that was a great to superstar fold. As it turns out you made the right play. When I am playing well I would have a hard time convincing myself to believe what I see and make that fold, when I am off my game, I would almost always make that call. It is hard to describe all the nuances of a hand and a player. I am speculating that a lot more, like the ...


2

You are looking at a pot sized bet on the river, so since you are getting 2 to 1 you should be looking to fold around 2/3 of your range. You should try to play a balanced and unexploitable strategy. Arguments like he would never bluff this river or he would always bluff this river are invalid, since you cannot just assume that. Basing your calls on your ...


2

You botched this hand. Let's work backwards through the hand: Fold to the river shove. I doubt he's turning any made hands into a bluff, and he has nearly no missed draws. Your range is TPTK-heavy, so he shouldn't be bluffing much here. Even if he did decide to turn some hands into a bluff, you're still losing to some of these hands. It's way more likely ...


2

I had planned to just write a short comment on splungebob's answer, but it became too long, so I leave it as an answer instead: What could villain reraise with in this situation that he could hope to win with if called? I disagree with slungebob and certainly do not think that the villain would think QQ or JJ would win if called. That would be very, very ...


2

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 ...


2

You have the 2nd nuts. His raise isn't a significant overbet. The straight is well-disguised. He didn't bet the turn, which takes T9 out of his range a huge percentage of the time. Easy call.


2

While you were definitely lucky in the hand, I think you played it ok preflop. 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 ...


2

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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