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Nitram_80

Nitram_80

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I am playing a shorthanded ring game and a fish raises the minimum and I have pocket Aces so I raise like 6X the BB. Everyone folds but he calls and the flop brings 566 rainbow. He bets the BB and I raise like 3/4 of the flop and he calls. The turn brings a 10 and he again bets small and I reraise like 2/3 of the pot and again he calls. Now I am thinking he maybe slow played a high pocket pair or maybe hit a set with 5s. The turn brings a K and now bets the remaining of his stack and by now I was pot commited so I call. The clown had A6 and hit trips on the flop but I would ve never put him on that . Could I have done anything different? Maybe checked the turn but then if he bet the river I would ve thought he was on a steal. Do you think sometimes you are just bound to lose a big stack because you cant put your oppoent on a hand and the betting didnt make sense. I think pocket Aces lose me more money then I win. What would you guys have done different , if anything?
 
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Just think it was bad luck. Considering he is a fish and that the flop came XXy, it is always hard to read a player for hitting X, especially a fish. He could of easily had Ace-high or a PP over 6's. I think it ws jsut luck. What stakes was it though? chipstacks?
 
Nitram_80

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It was 1/2$ NL blinds and I had $250 and he had like $150 so I lost 2/3 of my stack which sucked . I thought about this and I think if I face a similar situation and I sense my opponent caught a very lucky flop then I would check the turn. This way if he bets after the river and I decide to call I wont lose so much. Of course if I have them beat , then it cuts my profit. I wonder how a pro would handle a hand like this ?
 
Bombjack

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I wouldn't know, not being a pro, but I believe the pros get busted out all the time. That's why it's good practice to only take a tenth or whatever of your bankroll to a table at any time.

Not a cash game, but I read about one year when Johnny Chan was busted out of the wsop when he ended up all-in with AK on a A77 flop... his opponent turned over 67 suited. Very hard to put your opponent on having low cards when you've raised pre-flop.
 
RiverNoHelp

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Bombjack said:
Not a cash game, but I read about one year when Johnny Chan was busted out of the WSOP when he ended up all-in with AK on a A77 flop... his opponent turned over 67 suited. Very hard to put your opponent on having low cards when you've raised pre-flop.

Ah, there in lies the beauty of suited connectors my friend!
 
joosebuck

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You should get your money in with overpairs preflop and on the flop. If someone sticks around to the turn/river you need to take notice of it. Big pocket pairs give implied odds, they do not get them.
 
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