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Was thinking about a squeeze preflop but would have to make it 1.5 to 2.5k and might be awkward to play out of position.
I think you really butchered that hand (In every sense of the word).
What I would've done Is do things totally differently.
A) Attempting a squeeze from the BB with all those "Limpers" In a .33 satty, Is Ill advised, for many reasons, but the simplest of reasons would be "The short stack" (I think his/her stack was 1650) wasn't going any-where+The fact that you'd be OOP If/when called. Since players are "Open limping J10o" what are the chances that they "Fold when you raise"? Than you also have that "Monster stack who had like 33k ish" (Note to self, monster stacks don't typically In Micros Limp/Fold) and It would be more so the case that the "10Jo calls, maybe the 1650 folds and that Monster stack also flats".
Now the flop, I hate the fact that you A) checked and didn't even attempt to build the pot to get stacks ITM easier on later streets "If/When, you do actually hit". Yet I kind also understand the "Why" you didn't bet, as you were OOP and had many "Limpers" In the pot and you didn't wish to bloat/Inflate the pot, while being OOP, on the of chance you don't hit on the turn+river (So that's really also understandable).
Now on the turn. I really don't like that size. I mean, you bet :250:1600"? By that time It gets to the J10o player he/she Is getting 8.4:1 and they only needed 11.9% to make the call a "Break Even" call. That being said, had you bet more than you actually bet, you would've lost "Everything" yet (That's thinking about results), and not really "Thinking about your own play".
Now when they "Min RR", you than call? I guess you must've thought about "Some players were holding flush draws+sets"? Yet If you thought "Some players were holding sets, than why RR on river"? So It's only the "Flush-Draws" (I can only guess), that had you worried, unless I'm missing something?
So now on-to the river. This was your biggest blunder In this hand. On top of that "Terrible turn sizing", you than compound error on-top of error, by A) Betting 1/4th, since the "Flush doesn't get there", you than think to yourself "I want value"? Which Isn't really a bad thing at all, but If you want "Value", than shouldn't you at-least bet "a valuish sizing"? Than after that, your "Villain" decides to go for the "Old Min RR" at this point you should be noticing (That something Isn't right), I mean you don't beat much, and your "Villain" showed that he/she "Liked their hand enough to Min RR on turn". So why, are we even 4betting or putting In the 3rd RR after they raised us on the river In the first place?
For what It's worth, I'd have gone busto, as I'd have GII on turn and/or flop but I'm never gonna GII on river, nor call on river after It's been raised that many times.
12th June 2016, 10:44 AM
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Handling KQo is always not that easy. I wouldn't have raised the pre flop because of every Ax-combination that will crush your hand. The fact that a lot of other players (only) limped in shows that they might have a combination like us, suited or unsuited, eventually a low pocket pair...
With the flop we primarily have a good situation. We got the up-down-open ended straight draw. You check! I wouldn't have done that. Make a bet of 3-5BB. I could be that the pot gets really big but it could also be that we gain a heads-up scenario.
On the turn we get our straight. But you destroyed that strong hand with your behaviour combined of the check on the flop and now with your bet of 250 (seriously??)! You show that you have nothing and that you hope that the others fold. But that is a bit ridiculous! You should rather save this 250 or you should kind of half pot. I think if you would have made a bet on the turn of 6-8BB after the bet on the Flop that you hadn't the problem of re-re-re-re-raise later on the River because you symbolize a strong hand (straight) so that JTo could have folded on the Turn! We could have also a AT or AJ combination that would make his JT worthless.
The River brings the Jack and my first thought was that he has a full-house! He couldn't have Aces and no T4 (hardly anybody plays that)! Now we are lost! I would have checked to give the initiation to the other player so that we can decide what he might have and what we want to do (Fold-Call-Raise). you have the opposite situation with a real difficult board. I don't understand why you even raise his re-raise! I have no idea why. You definitely misplayed the hand. He didn't waisted one thought about your hand because you played it like having nothing. I am sure the other player thought that you play a bad bluff...
I know it is hard to fold a straight but you should have done it... ;-)