.05/.1 NLHE Good play or not?

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Anexa

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CO is a solid player but not extremely tight or anything. Was raising with a lot of hands.

Stacks:

* UTG with $13.25
* MP with $9.80
* CO with $13.00
* BTN with $9.55
* SB with $13.10
* BB with $10.00

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Blinds: $0.05/$0.10
Site: full tilt poker
* * Dealt to UTG:J♦ K♦
* * Sklansky group 3
Preflop:
* * Hero calls [$0.10]
* * MP calls [$0.10]
* * CO raises to $0.40
* * 3 players fold.
* * Hero calls [$0.30]
* * MP calls [$0.30]
* * Total folds this street: 3
* * Potsize: $1.35
Flop:
* * 10♦ Q♠ 5♦
* * Hero bets [$0.30]
* * 1 players fold.
* * CO raises to $1.40
* * Hero raises to $12.85, and is all in


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c9h13no3

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Looks great to me. I might've folded this hand preflop since its good, but not that great from this position.

After the flop, I stack off every time. However, I don't like how you stacked off.

On the flop, the pot is $1.35 and you bet $0.3. That's not a bet that's going to help you get your stack in. Then you bet $12.85 into $3.05. It's such a huge over-bet that it just looks fishy! If you had lead out for an even dollar, then maybe you could have had a chance to get your stack in without looking so fishy. But not your hand just screams that you're not playing a made hand yet.

Next time, think about folding this preflop, since you're UTG. And then make a real bet on the flop.
 
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rStormChaser

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Looks great to me. I might've folded this hand preflop since its good, but not that great from this position.

Next time, think about folding this preflop, since you're UTG..


I disagree with this statement because since you are playing shorthanded it makes sense to loosen up your starting hand requirements. So these hands that you would have played in middle position in a ring game now become playable in early position. Because with fewer players there will be less stonger hands to contend with and there will be fewer players seeing the flop. Hands such as AJ, A10, A9, KJ, KQ, etc, now become much stronger and they should be played aggressively and you are better off raising to narrow the field.
 
Emperor IX

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Postflop I see no problems. You got a monster draw (though bet a wee bit more, you're begging to get raised).

Preflop though you should not be limping hands like KJs, even shorthanded. It's very playable, but you gotta raise to narrow the field.

If you plan on limping hands like KJs you better be looking for a straight or a flush, because a pair isn't likely to win you someone else's stack, and that's what 10nl is all about.
 
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Bentheman87

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Remember that as nice as your hand looks on this flop (and it is a great flop but remember it's possible for 2 blanks to come) we are not over 60% to win against any pair, so I think just calling villian's raise on the flop is fine and then see if you can hit one of your outs on the turn.
 
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* * Dealt to UTG:J♦ K♦
* * Sklansky group 3
Preflop:
* * Hero calls [$0.10] <--- Mistake #1, raise it or dump it here
* * MP calls [$0.10]
* * CO raises to $0.40
* * 3 players fold.
* * Hero calls [$0.30] <---- Mistake #2, K,J is not a calling hand, re raise it or dump it, since if you hit a pair, you will have no idea if you are good or not
* * MP calls [$0.30]
* * Total folds this street: 3
* * Potsize: $1.35
Flop:
* * 10♦ Q♠ 5♦
* * Hero bets [$0.30]
* * 1 players fold.
* * CO raises to $1.40
* * Hero raises to $12.85, and is all in

The rest is standard
 
blankoblanco

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i'd raise or fold preflop, and which depends on the table, but i lean toward raising it at 6max

on the flop i don't like the tiny bet. bet like .80 and then shove over a raise. you trap more money in the pot the times he does fold to the shove because you forced him to make a larger raise
 
c9h13no3

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I disagree with this statement because since you are playing shorthanded it makes sense to loosen up your starting hand requirements.
Yeah, sorry. Didn't realize it wasn't full ring.
 
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Thanks

Thanks for all the replies. I definitely agree that I probably should have bet more in the first place, but I knew that this player had a tendency to re-raise small bets and I thought I might be able to have a better idea of where he was in the hand this way as well as keeping him in since my draw was so strong. In retrospect, that was probably a mistake.

For those of you that checked this hand out, he ended up having AA and rocked my world. I just wanted to add what happened because I'm not sure about whether or not I would change my play (other than a bigger bet to start with) if I had known his cards on the flop. Did I make a mistake according to the fundamental theorem of poker now that you all know what he was holding? Would you also play this hand the same way if he showed you his aces?
 
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bumbling_ass

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I agree that you should definitely have bet more on the flop. This may be a style thing, but I disagree with the ubershove.... Personally, I'm not into risking $13 to win ~$3. You have two more streets to work in more of his stack as the hand progresses- If I knew he had AA or not, I would simply flat call the flop raise with the intention of check-raising the turn. IMO this gives you some fold equity on the turn if you miss... If he calls, you have a pretty good shot at winning anyway.
 
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I agree with many of the above statements. In general from UTG I would either open raise KJ to .35 or muck it right then and there. I definitely would not advice limping then calling a raise when you're OOP; you could get into trouble on the flop.

Also, the bet size on the flop seems a little bit to small in my opinion. As stated above, I would definitely recommend betting more.
 
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i'd raise or fold preflop, and which depends on the table, but i lean toward raising it at 6max

on the flop i don't like the tiny bet. bet like .80 and then shove over a raise. you trap more money in the pot the times he does fold to the shove because you forced him to make a larger raise


FTW... agree completely. Nothing wrong with opening KJs UTG in 6max. I don't like open limping ANY hand in 6 max or FR.
 
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chardukian

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As played it is fine. You really can't ask for a better flop. Preflop tho it is either 3 bet or fold. You're calling with a hand that basically is looking to flop that board or KJx. You're playing a hand that has reverse implied odds and is most likely dominated, especially with a player to act after you. I'd say pf fold>raise>call. But like i said as played, you're definitely looking to get it in on the flop.
 
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