This is why you buy in for the max!



Mar 12, 2007
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I got the max amount of money I could, but just wondering if anyone would have played this differently and if so, why? I doubt anyone would but just posin the question.
Full Tilt Poker Game #2600569845: Table Apple - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 21:53:30 ET - 2007/06/06
Seat 1: DaVols2007 ($29.80)
Seat 2: peateypablo ($24.05)
Seat 3: raharley1987x ($80.40)
Seat 4: robinr1 ($3.85)
Seat 5: nubbins ($30.75)
Seat 7: HartAttack31 ($31.75)
Seat 8: The Cougar 23 ($22.80)
Seat 9: Durfio ($30)
HartAttack31 posts the small blind of $0.10
stln3rd adds $15
The Cougar 23 posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to HartAttack31 [Jc Jh]
Durfio folds
DaVols2007 folds
peateypablo raises to $0.85
raharley1987x folds
robinr1 folds
nubbins calls $0.85
HartAttack31 calls $0.75
The Cougar 23 folds
*** FLOP *** [2d Js 8s]
HartAttack31 bets $1
peateypablo raises to $4
nubbins folds
HartAttack31 raises to $14.80
peateypablo raises to $23.20, and is all in
HartAttack31 calls $8.40
peateypablo shows [Ks Kc]
HartAttack31 shows [Jc Jh]
*** TURN *** [2d Js 8s] [Qc]
*** RIVER *** [2d Js 8s Qc] [8h]
peateypablo shows two pair, Kings and Eights
HartAttack31 shows a full house, Jacks full of Eights
HartAttack31 wins the pot ($46.75) with a full house, Jacks full of Eights
peateypablo is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $49.20 | Rake $2.45
Board: [2d Js 8s Qc 8h]
Seat 1: DaVols2007 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: peateypablo showed [Ks Kc] and lost with two pair, Kings and Eights
Seat 3: raharley1987x didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: robinr1 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: nubbins (button) folded on the Flop
Seat 7: HartAttack31 (small blind) showed [Jc Jh] and won ($46.75) with a full house, Jacks full of Eights
Seat 8: The Cougar 23 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 9: Durfio didn't bet (folded)


Jun 6, 2007
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good play. Alarm bells should off rang for peat when you raised his $4 on the flop. He fell in love with the kings i guess.


May 28, 2007
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Only pockets could've beat him, peat played well just got unlucky. (or a river 8, but I don't think peat played it wrong)


Mar 24, 2007
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Nice job Hart.

To answer your question there is a good chance I would have messed this up, I'll tell you why and how. When the action came to me PF I'm quite sure I would have reraised, this because I'm not really a fan of JJ, so I like to know where I stand and I do that by reraising PF. In this case most likely, depending on how villain plays, he might have reraised again (its not a sure thing though, some tricky players would just smooth call) and I would have folded knowing that JJ wasn't enough and I was behind, losing out on this nice pot you made.

Reason why I'm not crazy about JJ is that over 50% of the time the flop will bring at least 1 overcard forcing me to make painful decisions, and being OOP in this hand I'm 100% sure I would have reraised PF, because a reraise is generally less expensive than check/calling all the way to the river. That is not to say you should have done it. Your system is also good, call the standard raise and in case of trouble you can escape w/o getting hurt too much.

About the way you played after the flop, I think its fine. Your goal was to get his whole stack and you accomplished just that. Probably though I would have just called or minraised his flop raise, just to make sure I didn't lose him right there.

Well played anyway, nicely done.


Apr 18, 2007
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Good hand, well played. I would have done the exact same.