re: Poker & MTT Tournament Play Question
Originally Posted by champyun
Recently, I was in a MTT tournament and we were down to 2 tables with 11-12 players. A really short stack moved all-in and was folded around to me. I look down at 9c8c in the cutoff. I decide to call, with the Button calling as well. The flop comes 9d-2c-3h. I decide to bet 2x the BB and the Button folds. I drag my bet back in and the all-in player ends up winning the hand. After a few moments, the Button player decides to give me a 'poker lesson', saying that I shouldn't have bet there without the nuts - that I should've checked it down. I'm thinking, "What are you talking about?"
Questions: How was I to know if I had the 'nuts' or not? How was I supposed to know what the Button has there? Sure, I have ideas, but again, I was wanting to isolate and get the all-in, head-up.
I would love to hear any thoughts on this play. Mistake? Correct?
Lol this willdefinitely sound rude but that was really stupid. At that point getting players out is more important than whatever cards you have.
1) it makes you look weak as ****. Its not a bad call but when you raised two bbs and he instantly sees what you have its not exactly good for you.
2)the correct answer to this is to check straight through to the show down to maximize the chances one of you wins the showdown, thusincreasing money or getting closer to it and the final table.
3)this move makes it clear you do not have too firm a grasp on poker theory and will use that to exploit you. Especially since you lost, which makes you the dick for causing a large problem. Villain wasnt a villain he was a teammate. His lesson was 100% correct. Don't raise in that situation unless you have a monster and choose to exploit the second caller for further value, and then when you instantly show your cards you become feared. Instead you made every person at your table mark you as green and write "doesnt understand poker, thinks in ridiculous short term".
That's just my opinion though lol