25NL Session HA Help

royalburrito24

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25NL Session Hand Analysis
Had a small session earlier and really only have 2 hands I feel that have the need to be analyzed. Both hands are pretty questionable plays by me.
And yes I am playing above my BR right now, and I will never do it again, even though the results of the session make me want to keep doing it over and over again.

Hand #1
Got myself into a sticky situation with this hand, probably should have never continued after getting re raised pre flop. Can we go to valuetown on the river here? Sat down at the table about 4 or 5 hands ago, and have no reads. No stats available.
full tilt poker Game #5519525613: Table Upland - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:03:08 ET - 2008/03/06
Seat 1: BravoZulu ($39.90)
Seat 2: major penalty ($23.90)
Seat 3: piperseneca5 ($24.75)
Seat 4: underdog_020 ($29)
Seat 5: rampone ($5)
Seat 6: n1kolaos ($18.50), is sitting out
Seat 7: royalburrito24 ($24.65)
Seat 9: jvanvec ($21.95)
major penalty posts the small blind of $0.10
piperseneca5 posts the big blind of $0.25
5 seconds left to act
rampone is sitting out
Time has expired
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to royalburrito24 [Ad 9d]
rampone has returned
underdog_020 folds
royalburrito24 raises to $0.75
jvanvec raises to $2
BravoZulu has 15 seconds left to act
BravoZulu calls $2
major penalty folds
piperseneca5 folds
royalburrito24 calls $1.25
*** FLOP *** [5d Ah 7s]
royalburrito24 checks
jvanvec checks
BravoZulu has 15 seconds left to act
budgetcoach sits down
BravoZulu bets $3
budgetcoach adds $5
royalburrito24 calls $3
jvanvec calls $3
*** TURN *** [5d Ah 7s] [5c]
royalburrito24 checks
jvanvec checks
BravoZulu checks
*** RIVER *** [5d Ah 7s 5c] [6h]
royalburrito24 ??

Hand #2
Multi-way limped pot. Am I right to raise here from the BB with A10? So far the table has been pretty weak/loose. Is it assumed that I probably have the best hand here and should be making the raise?
How do we proceed post-flop?
UTG is pretty weak/passive and other villain is new to the table so no reads. No stats available until I invest into PAHUD and PTv3 (not compatible for mac yet?)

Full Tilt poker game #5519680931: Table Upland - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:16:18 ET - 2008/03/06
Seat 1: BravoZulu ($28.55)
Seat 2: major penalty ($25)
Seat 3: MR RUBBIES ($25)
Seat 4: underdog_020 ($29.65)
Seat 5: muritiba ($9.50)
Seat 6: n1kolaos ($16.15)
Seat 7: royalburrito24 ($38.90)
Seat 8: Tall_Guy81 ($11.85)
Seat 9: jvanvec ($32.05)
n1kolaos posts the small blind of $0.10
royalburrito24 posts the big blind of $0.25
5 seconds left to act
MR RUBBIES posts $0.25
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to royalburrito24 [Ts Ah]
Tall_Guy81 calls $0.25
jvanvec folds
BravoZulu folds
major penalty has 15 seconds left to act
major penalty folds
MR RUBBIES checks
underdog_020 has 15 seconds left to act
underdog_020 calls $0.25
muritiba folds
n1kolaos calls $0.15
royalburrito24 has 15 seconds left to act
royalburrito24 raises to $1.75
Tall_Guy81 calls $1.50
MR RUBBIES calls $1.50
underdog_020 folds
n1kolaos folds
*** FLOP *** [4c Ad Ac] Yahtzee!
royalburrito24 ??
 
skoldpadda

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FR that first hand is suicide. FOLD PF!!

2nd hand: everyone knows you have an ace, just bet it. Or slow play it and watch the club draw get there on the turn.
 
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1) this is a standard open fold. As played after the raise, fold to the reraise EVERY time. As played to the river (flop-riv is ok), we're still basically wa/wb and we want to keep the pot small here. I'm probably check-folding to any significant bet or calling if the bet is weak enough. Never lead it.

2) Just lead for ~3/4 pot.
 
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Thanks Chuck and Skold, but I forgot to add that in the first hand there were only 6 players dealt in. I do not know if this makes any difference. Does it?
 
ChuckTs

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In that case the initial raise isn't nearly as terrible, and can actually be 'standard' if you're fine with playing it out of position.

No offense, but it's pretty evident you can't play it from that spot too well so you should probably be folding it. It's still a fold to the 3-bet too.
 
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None taken. If I was confident in my abilities as a poker player, I wouldn't spend so much time posting in the HA section. :p

I am sure you have noticed by seeing some of my older HA threads that I am not the greatest ring game player (and tournament player).
 
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We all need improvement. "Good", "great" and "bad" are relative :)
 
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This is quite funny. You must have taken my spot on that table as I had just recently left.

Hand 1. Fold PF, fold to the reraise. As played, I'm sure that BravoZulu has KK, but maybe QQ. He struck me as being pretty good. The other fellow probably also has a big pair but might have a bigger ace so keep the pot as small as possible and get out if it gets expensive.

Hand 2. Lead out for your standard cbet.
 
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Well I decided to go against any advice and hit valuetown on the river.
*** RIVER *** [5d Ah 7s 5c] [6h]
royalburrito24 bets $6
jvanvec folds
BravoZulu has 15 seconds left to act
BravoZulu calls $6

Effexor was right, BravoZulu was holding KK, but I realize I probably should have checked to make sure this pot did not get too big. This is one of my biggest problems though, when I think I am making a sick value bet but I really am just setting myself up for losing a big pot.


Not sure why I posted this hand, as I feel I played it fine. I guess I am just curious as to what you guys would have done.

*** FLOP *** [4c Ad Ac]
royalburrito24 bets $2
Tall_Guy81 has 15 seconds left to act
Tall_Guy81 raises to $4
MR RUBBIES calls $4
royalburrito24 has 15 seconds left to act
royalburrito24 raises to $14
Tall_Guy81 calls $6.10, and is all in
MR RUBBIES raises to $23.25, and is all in
royalburrito24 calls $9.25
MR RUBBIES shows [As 7s]
royalburrito24 shows [Ts Ah]
Tall_Guy81 shows [Jh Kc]
*** TURN *** [4c Ad Ac] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [4c Ad Ac 8d] [Qs]
MR RUBBIES shows three of a kind, Aces
royalburrito24 shows three of a kind, Aces
royalburrito24 wins the side pot ($25.10) with three of a kind, Aces
Tall_Guy81 shows a pair of Aces
royalburrito24 wins the main pot ($34.25) with three of a kind, Aces
MR RUBBIES is sitting out
Tall_Guy81 is sitting out

Ended up finishing the session tripling my original buy-in within 20 or so hands.
 
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