This is a discussion on $0.01 NLHE MTT: Did i played this hand correctly? within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Hand Analysis section; Villian Stats (VPIP/PFR/AF): 50/100/50
PokerStars - 1000/2000 Ante 250 NL - Holdem - 9 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4
Hero (BTN): 15.18 BB
SB: 13.7 BB (VPIP: 50.00,
In regards to a bluff that is all up to you opponent and out of your control.
The problem is even if they are bluffing with Ace high it is still good on every street.
I think you have to give the SB some credit when they open bet the flop.
They are likely trying to build the pot because they already hit and it was only 1.2 BB to call so they could have called with anything including 7-2 off.
If you put them on something like 2 pair, trips or even just top pair with good kicker maybe the even have one of your outs as a kicker....then you only have the inside straight draw for 4 outs. If you assume this then the pot odds are not correct to chase a inside straight as the pot odds on the flop from about 4:1 and you are only going to catch the inside straight on the turn roughly 1:10 hands.
That is my quick and dirty analysis and I most likely think I fold this one on the flop.
July 6th, 2018, 5:41 AM
Preflop, steal from BTN with J9o is fine if the blinds are tight. That's not the case in one cent tournament, It's not profitable when you get called lightly on blinds, so you should just fold this hand.
Flop, villain can have T, 7 or flush draw. you are way behind this range and should just fold. J9 is not good enough to bluff, because you can have better bluffs like 98 or flush draw. Fold,
Turn. fold for same reasons.
River. Just fold already.
July 6th, 2018, 7:13 PM
Online Poker at: 888
I also would have folded it on flop already, because of your few outs and also because the opponent was betting already nearly half of pot. He could have had a better draw and I honestly would put him on AT.
July 6th, 2018, 7:51 PM
Poker at: carbon poker
re: Poker & $0.01 NLHE MTT: Did i played this hand correctly?
You should have that hand folded preflop and there's no need for chasing 4 outs right on the flop
July 9th, 2018, 11:34 PM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
Game: NL HE
I don't mind your open raise from the button as a steal, I wouldn't mind folding that spot either, depends on recent activity, reads, etc.
On the flop villain bets out so you've gotta think he doesn't have a monster (overpair/a set) or he'd let you c-bet into him. Most likely he's hit some part of the flop (10 or 7) and/or a straight or flush draw. You have nothing but a gutshot straight draw (and the 8 of diamonds could leave you beaten by a flush so you can't count it as a solid out) and maybe the remaining jacks and nines. All of this suggests you're behind and you're pot odds of about 3-1 aren't enough to chase your draws; fold.
Turn is the same, you still have nothing and could be further behind, fold.
River doesn't change anything for you and again could put you further behind, A-x is common in the micros and A-7 or A-T would make sense here. SB could have missed a straight/flush draw but you still only beat a few of these hands (8d9d could be the triple barrel bluff you were looking for). Good fold
July 11th, 2018, 12:08 PM
Given you had virtually no information on villains it seems you aimed to check if it's possible to steal the blinds from them. But it's unclear what your game plan was in case you are called (it's safe to assume that you'd fold to 3-bet).
Donk raise from SB represents that he connected with the flop in some way. It's unclear why he didn't raise all-in but calling preflop is weird as well because raising all-in preflop with his short stack would be much more reasonable. Possible actions are reraise, call or fold.
Reraising doesn't seem good as it'd be a bluff and the villain is already pot-committed + by donk betting he declared that he connected with the flop (so you would've been called most likely).
Calling is questionable. You have only gutshot straight and the pot odds on the flop doesn't justify calling (we can assume that you should hit J-9-8 to improve and it's just 10 cards). The villain made donk bet and you have no reason to suspect a bluff (as you have no information on him).
So it seems that most acceptable action is folding.
July 11th, 2018, 12:38 PM
Online Poker at: PS|ACR|888
Game: NL Hold'Em
Is this a turbo/hyper speed or a regular speed tournament? Based on stack sizes should be a turbo one.
Is this a satellite?
J9 generally is a fine open raise from LP but the lead indicates connectivity between villain's hand and the pot. In a regular speed tournament with deeper stacks I would call the lead on the flop and fold turn.You are chasing a gutter here which is not kinda profitable plus you have not any diamond.That makes more possibly for your opponent to have some!
I play some $0.01 satellites for some bigger tickets[if this is also the same tournament] and no matter how many BBs I have I play solid poker and I leave the opponents to kill each other or make the mistakes. You can't imagine how easy the game becomes.
July 19th, 2018, 2:10 AM
Peter Jankowski 
Poker at: ACR
fold to cheap buy in tourney to scare anyone
July 19th, 2018, 6:47 PM
Online Poker at: Ignition
re: Poker & $0.01 NLHE MTT: Did i played this hand correctly?
Preflop is clearly fine, not much to say there, though it does kind of suck that the blinds are so short.
On the flop, I'm only really thinking about whether I have enough implied odds to continue. Villain's primary bluffs will have heaps of equity, and often actually be ahead of our exact hand. That kind of sucks. Raising also doesn't seem great because most of his bluffs have so much equity (and he's so short) that he's never going away. So I prefer call to raise, though sometimes I'm just folding right here right now.
On turn... I'm just folding. I see the sizing, and it perplexes me but also concerns me a little. It's possible our opponent just improved to trips or better and we'll sometimes now pay off another bet when we make top pair on rivers. This is an issue. We're also not getting the right price to just draw to our gutter (especially since sometimes it's no good when the flush comes in).
I just fold turn. As played I'm not sure what there is to think about on the river. Even if he has a few bluffs, you block many of them and lose to many of them. Definitely fold river, not close at all imo.
July 19th, 2018, 6:53 PM
Poker at: Pokerstars
I think you made a few mistakes here. I don't understand your reasoning.
1) Why did you raise pre flop with 9Jo?
2) You missed the flop but you want to see another card and pay 3BB? Why?
3) On the turn, same thing, why did you call here?