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  1. #1

    Default Big $0.55 - Hand Review

    I know that I got it in good here, however, I want to know your opinions on how you would play the hand and why. Please note that the tournament is the Big $0.55 on PokerStars.

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    PokerStars Hand #163259066814: Tournament #1760688161, $0.50+$0.05 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XII (200/400) - 2016/12/20 16:05:22 ET
    Table '1760688161 197' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
    Seat 1: JonJohnnys (1322 in chips)
    Seat 2: JMVIndustry (6661 in chips)
    Seat 3: maggie$pider (18215 in chips)
    Seat 4: Thiemo14 (5000 in chips)
    Seat 5: rusTuristo (9202 in chips)
    Seat 6: Sir Bubi III (4956 in chips)
    Seat 7: SergeyGhu (21945 in chips)
    Seat 9: Enix929 (9877 in chips)
    JonJohnnys: posts the ante 25
    JMVIndustry: posts the ante 25
    maggie$pider: posts the ante 25
    Thiemo14: posts the ante 25
    rusTuristo: posts the ante 25
    Sir Bubi III: posts the ante 25
    SergeyGhu: posts the ante 25
    Enix929: posts the ante 25
    JonJohnnys: posts small blind 200
    JMVIndustry: posts big blind 400
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to JMVIndustry [As 4s]
    maggie$pider: calls 400
    Thiemo14: calls 400
    rusTuristo: calls 400
    Sir Bubi III: folds
    SergeyGhu: folds
    Enix929: folds
    JonJohnnys: calls 200
    JMVIndustry: checks
    *** FLOP ***
    JonJohnnys: checks
    JMVIndustry: bets 1254
    maggie$pider: calls 1254
    Thiemo14: raises 3321 to 4575 and is all-in
    rusTuristo: folds
    JonJohnnys: folds
    JMVIndustry: calls 3321
    maggie$pider: folds
    *** TURN ***
    *** RIVER ***
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    JMVIndustry: shows [As 4s] (three of a kind, Fours)
    Thiemo14: shows [6d Ad] (a flush, Ace high)
    Thiemo14 collected 12604 from pot

    How would you have played the hand?
  2. #2
    Interesting hand - thanks for posting and I'll be interested to see what the tournament players think.

    Pre, I'd be inclined to rip it in given stack sizes and lack of interest in raising, as we probably have enough fold equity and 30% equity when called. I expect most people think checking is better, which I think is also fine.

    Flop: I'd be inclined to check and let others catch up a bit as you have the board smashed and there's not much your opponents can have, but I get that this is a $0.55 mtt so you'll probably still get a call. If you check and somebody bets, I think it's close between check rip and check call.
  3. #3
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    I'm also not a tournament player, but I think raising PRE is where it's at.

    This looks like there's a load of dead money sitting there to be grabbed at, and the small suited Ace is a perfect hand to stab at this situation from the blinds.

    OTF, I bet. You have 2nd nuts on this board (22 is the nuts), and it is my strong opinion that when you are ahead, you bet.
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    I'm erring on the side of checking pre. We're getting called by the small blind. That on its own is fine, but if we get called by anyone else then we're likely dominated. With this many limps, there's a very good chance someone has an ace, or a pair. They might call because lol 50c.

    We should only shove this if we think we're going to get HU with the sb.

    As for flop, I'm betting, prob around this size. There's plenty of draws and overpairs that stack off. Some Ax might even call. High value, very little beating us, someone's likely to like this flop, it's a no brainer really.
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  5. #5
    Yeah, preflop, small blind should be calling my shove all the time given his stack size (3 BBs). Also, there is a bit of slowplaying potential from the UTG player.

    On the flop, I think I just have to fastplay my hand because they are limping a lot of suited hands (as the opponent did), so I can definitely get value off suited diamonds here. I obviously call his shove b/c I have the 3rd nuts (behind 2s and 24, however, no one should have 2,4 , unless it's me ~ but I may check the flop with 24 anyway).

    Thank you everyone for your imput!
  6. #6
    I think you played the hand perfectly, don't like shoving too many players already in the hand, big chance someone calls us and we don't have such of a great hand. Postflop seems standard to me.
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  7. #7
    Played well, given it's a .55$ your flop lead to get value is fine here. In theory it is also okay since we do check back pretty much every 4x in our range so we can lead a bunch of things here (which we will never do in a .55$ though because no one ever folds I assume). Anyway, wp, ul.
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  8. #8
    checking preflop is fine (imo).
    1. UTG might limp-trap (at least some times). 2. you're almost always dominated when called 3. you're very frequently 50/50 vs SB

    flop bet-call is nice (imo). but i'll be considering all-in bet on the flop also. simply because if you bet 1.2k and someone calls you - you'll be about Pot Size Bet left on the turn, out of position. yeah, there is only 8 diamond cards you don't want to see, but hands like 33, 55, 66, 77 might call your allin on the flop but fold on A, K, Q turn (after 1.2k bet). but it depends on your reads on other players.

    overall, in that case it was played well (at least imo).

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