Originally Posted by gnarus
Justin I looked up my biggest losing hands where I lost my stack This is an issue for me.
I had AK & 3 bet to 25 bb. Push allin to over 100 bb and I called. Was up against AJ & 25. Of course 25 won LOL I dont really remember that hand but I'm sure it was a read.
If your read was good and the stats showed the players as being looser, you made the right play with AK. Just a suckout that's going to happen. Fish have to win sometimes..
I had KK from the CO. I raised to 2.5 bb and was 3 bet to 9.5 bb. smooth call
Flop 9, 6, 7 rainbow. he raises to 9.5 bb I call
Turn 3 c he raised 23 bb, I went allin. guess i should have fold? He flips AA
One of those spots where overpair looks good, but your opponent only feared a set. With KK you have to be careful on flops like these, as a preflop raise of only 2.5, opponent will call with any decent pair. Anyways KK running into AA, one of those situations that happens, although rarely, so don't sweat it too much. Personally I would have folded the turn after all the aggression, even though I know it's tough to lay down a huge overpair on a fairly dry board.
KK from mid position. I raised to 2.75 smoothcall from 1 opp
flop 2, 9, 10 he checks, I raise to 4 bb, he 3 bets to 11, I smooth call
he raises 18.5 i call, (should I have folded here?)
flop- another 10 no flush on board. he all in's. I have 67.5 bb left he has me covered. My thinking here was I really didn't think he had a 10 here. I thought JJ-AA was his most likely range. Looking at it now it seems dumb to call. He had 2-2 by the way.
Definitely an easy fold on the turn. Checkraise is a pretty straightforward sign of strength, and leading into the turn just seals the deal. Like I said, overpairs can be hard to fold on these boards, but with an opponent being that aggressive, you just have to know when to let it go.
Hand 4- A 10 in the cutoff. I open bet 2.75. 1 opp smooth calls
flop 10, 9, 6 raise 3.5, he smooth calls
turn; 4. I raise 26 BB, he allin I call with 48.75. he flips 7-8 for the flopped str8
Iwasted about60 bb here. I think I should have made a smaller bet on the turn and then folded the 3 bet. Agree?
Agreed 100%. No reason to bet that much on the turn. Could have bet maybe 1/3rd of the pot just to see where you were at, although he could always just call in hopes of you checkraising on the river.
10-10 in the CO. I three bet, opp 4 bet, I went all in and he called flipping aces. I usually dont play this way must have been tilting. He was a 20/11% player and was 3 betting me almost every time I entered a pot. I believe this is why it happened.
If it was me I would have folded after the 4bet. 10s are a great hand, but if an opponent is raising my reraise, I'm instantly putting them on a premium hand, especially if they have the stats of a TAG/nit.
Hand 6- JJ early. I rais 2.5, opp raises to 8, I smooth call.
flop 7, 10, 8 (2 hearts) I raise 26 and he pushes all in. I call- have 54.5 left. he flips aces. It's easy to see he would likely only do these with a higher paid, str8, 2 pair, or perhaps a flush draw. I should have bet smaller and folded the 3 betI think.
Another situation where overpair looks good, but played too aggressively. He's not 3betting for value in this spot, especially when he knows you're going to most likely call with the size of the pot now. Gotta bet smaller on the flop, no reason to overbet, especially with the wetness of the board.
Hand 7- JJ on the button. Opp min raises in front of me, and I 3 bet to 5.5. He goes all in with about 100, I call. I'm ok with this play. This is a pretty ine xplicable raise and my experience has been people that over-raise like this usually have something like a smaller pocket pair they dont want to have to play post flop. I expected to see something like Ax or a smaller PP. This was against a 21/11% player. I can understand the argument for folding though. I won't tell you what he had, let me know what you think his range is and if you would have made the call...
Seeing that he's only raising about 11% of his hands, I'd put him on a fairly tight range, something like 88+,KJs+. However, even though JJ is ahead of a lot of that range, I don't like the fact that he min raises then goes all in to the 3bet. That's on obvious sign of strength, as he has to be pretty confident in his hand to do that. Leads me to think he's got at minimum AKs, but most likely it's KK or AA. Folding this everytime, as it's not worth the amount of BB's to hope he's trying to be sneaky with some smaller pair.
Hand 8- KK- I raise and re-raise to an allin prefop. about a 20/10 player. he flips aces.
I most likely would have played this the same way. Everyone wants to get KK in preflop because it's almost always a favorite. What happens? That 4% chance that the opponent has AA. That's poker. 24/25 times you'll be a favorite to win, so don't sweat it.
These are my 8 biggest losing hands and account for about 1000 BB loses..... Appreciate any insight. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!