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shinedown.45

shinedown.45

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I have a habit of overplaying hand like this and those similar to this.
Without being results oriented, how should have I played this to get the most out of it?

pokerstars Game #9528891435: Tournament #47726373, $3.00+$0.30 Hold'em No Limit - Level II (15/30) - 2007/04/21 - 01:27:11 (ET)
Table '47726373 130' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: BulldogsBrad (1705 in chips)
Seat 2: rickE_monsta (6205 in chips)
Seat 3: prairehayzus (1690 in chips)
Seat 4: mo$.com (2840 in chips)
Seat 5: Shawnmeikle (4375 in chips)
Seat 6: tomsfba (1270 in chips)
Seat 7: Orion469 (1415 in chips)
Seat 8: milklizard56 (1505 in chips)
Seat 9: canarly (1655 in chips)
canarly: posts small blind 15
BulldogsBrad: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Orion469 [Tc Ac]
rickE_monsta: calls 30
prairehayzus: calls 30
mo$.com said, "$3"
mo$.com: folds
Shawnmeikle: calls 30
tomsfba: folds
Orion469: calls 30
milklizard56: folds
canarly: calls 15
BulldogsBrad: checks
*** FLOP *** [7c Ts Ah]
canarly: checks
BulldogsBrad: bets 90
rickE_monsta: folds
prairehayzus: folds
Shawnmeikle: calls 90
Orion469: raises 270 to 360
canarly: folds
BulldogsBrad: folds
Shawnmeikle: folds
Orion469 collected 450 from pot
Orion469: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 450 | Rake 0
Board [7c Ts Ah]
Seat 1: BulldogsBrad (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 2: rickE_monsta folded on the Flop
Seat 3: prairehayzus folded on the Flop
Seat 4: mo$.com folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Shawnmeikle folded on the Flop
Seat 6: tomsfba folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Orion469 collected (450)
Seat 8: milklizard56 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: canarly (small blind) folded on the Flop
 
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I would have raised in late position with A10s to kick those blinds out. On the flop there is probably only 1 potential draw I'd consider (89 limper)... probably a smaller re-raise to 250 or so to try to maximize potential for weak ace calling. However, I like your play better. This is a pot that is about 30% of your pre-hand chip stack. Better to take it down now -- it's a good size and you don't have to worry about something like a smaller pair turning a set, etc.
 
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raise your button. dont 100% pot it.

he's in the cutoff... but yeah, otherwise. Don't you think though it makes sense to just take this down given the pot size early in a tourney when you want to survive and build your stack easily?
 
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I suppose your question about how to get the most out of it refers to after the flop. Doing some quick math it appears that you played this correctly. After the flop 1 player raised 90, 1 called and 2 folded, so when action came to you there was 360 in the pot, 1 player left to act. Your raise brought the pot up to 720, so even if the button folds its 270 to call for the other 2, so they are being offered odds of 2.6 to 1. I think your raise is fine, hard to think that they would both fold with an A on the board since 1 bet out 90 and other called the 90. The 2.6 to 1 odds that your raise was offering is good for anyone holding AJ or better, so I think you played it just fine.

Anyway, as was said here its OK that you took it down right there since it was early in the tourney. It was, after all, a 360 pot with blinds at 15/30 so that's not bad.
 
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