1800FPP to sunday million:Suited connectors play?

mixmaster_matt

mixmaster_matt

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I am curious for some responses on this hand. Did I play this ok, or did I donk the turn and be happy with my win on this hand. I just like to see cheap suited connectors early. Early into this 3-table sng, top 4 get sunday million entry...

also, should I have folded preflop here, pretty loose table so far (5 per flop with raises) but it is early and I really didn't have reads...

pokerstars Game #10935530297: Tournament #55444416, 1800FPP Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2007/07/14 - 13:55:21 (ET)
Table '55444416 1' 10-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: Deflo (1460 in chips)
Seat 2: kewl_sue (1390 in chips)
Seat 3: DJCrazyD (1480 in chips)
Seat 4: ScumBuzz (1460 in chips)
Seat 5: glebbus (1700 in chips)
Seat 6: mixmaster14 (1480 in chips)
Seat 7: stealurmoney (1530 in chips)
Seat 8: bandb905 (1500 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 9: JanHolm (1500 in chips)
Seat 10: Buddha61 (1500 in chips)
mixmaster14: posts small blind 10
stealurmoney: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to mixmaster14 [7h 8h]
bandb905: folds
JanHolm: folds
Buddha61: folds
Deflo: calls 20
kewl_sue: folds
DJCrazyD: raises 40 to 60
ScumBuzz: folds
glebbus: folds
mixmaster14: calls 50
stealurmoney: folds
Deflo: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [2c 5d 6d]
mixmaster14: checks
Deflo: bets 80
DJCrazyD: raises 120 to 200
mixmaster14: calls 200
Deflo: calls 120
*** TURN *** [2c 5d 6d] [9d]
mixmaster14: checks
Deflo: checks
DJCrazyD: checks
*** RIVER *** [2c 5d 6d 9d] [2s]
mixmaster14: checks
Deflo: checks
DJCrazyD: bets 80
mixmaster14: calls 80
Deflo: calls 80
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DJCrazyD: shows [Ah As] (two pair, Aces and Deuces)
mixmaster14: shows [7h 8h] (a straight, Five to Nine)
Deflo: mucks hand
mixmaster14 collected 1040 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1040 | Rake 0
Board [2c 5d 6d 9d 2s]
Seat 1: Deflo mucked [5s Ks]
Seat 2: kewl_sue folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: DJCrazyD showed [Ah As] and lost with two pair, Aces and Deuces
Seat 4: ScumBuzz folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: glebbus (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: mixmaster14 (small blind) showed [7h 8h] and won (1040) with a straight, Five to Nine
Seat 7: stealurmoney (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: bandb905 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: JanHolm folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 10: Buddha61 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
 
Emperor IX

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I am curious for some responses on this hand. Did I play this ok, or did I donk the turn and be happy with my win on this hand. I just like to see cheap suited connectors early. Early into this 3-table sng, top 4 get sunday million entry...

also, should I have folded preflop here, pretty loose table so far (5 per flop with raises) but it is early and I really didn't have reads...

PokerStars Game #10935530297: Tournament #55444416, 1800FPP Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2007/07/14 - 13:55:21 (ET)
Table '55444416 1' 10-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: Deflo (1460 in chips)
Seat 2: kewl_sue (1390 in chips)
Seat 3: DJCrazyD (1480 in chips)
Seat 4: ScumBuzz (1460 in chips)
Seat 5: glebbus (1700 in chips)
Seat 6: mixmaster14 (1480 in chips)
Seat 7: stealurmoney (1530 in chips)
Seat 8: bandb905 (1500 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 9: JanHolm (1500 in chips)
Seat 10: Buddha61 (1500 in chips)
mixmaster14: posts small blind 10
stealurmoney: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to mixmaster14 [7h 8h] (Playable hand at these levels)
bandb905: folds
JanHolm: folds
Buddha61: folds
Deflo: calls 20
kewl_sue: folds
DJCrazyD: raises 40 to 60 (That's pushing it a teeny bit, but if you hit hard you can stack)
ScumBuzz: folds
glebbus: folds
mixmaster14: calls 50
stealurmoney: folds
Deflo: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [2c 5d 6d] (Pot is worth 180 now if I don't suck at math)
mixmaster14: checks
Deflo: bets 80 (260)
DJCrazyD: raises 120 to 200 (380)
mixmaster14: calls 200 (200/380=.52 ..you're pushing it a wee bit, but it's tourney, so you can't rely on odds to even out)
Deflo: calls 120
*** TURN *** [2c 5d 6d] 9♦
mixmaster14: checks (You're golden, try a value bet)
Deflo: checks
DJCrazyD: checks
*** RIVER *** [2c 5d 6d 9d] 2♠
mixmaster14: checks
Deflo: checks
DJCrazyD: bets 80
mixmaster14: calls 80 (If you think he had a strong enough hand to call a raise then you should've tried to raise, otherwise checking to hope Deflo would overcall is a good play)
Deflo: calls 80
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DJCrazyD: shows [Ah As] (two pair, Aces and Deuces)
mixmaster14: shows [7h 8h] (a straight, Five to Nine)
Deflo: mucks hand
mixmaster14 collected 1040 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1040 | Rake 0
Board [2c 5d 6d 9d 2s]
Seat 1: Deflo mucked [5s Ks]
Seat 2: kewl_sue folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: DJCrazyD showed [Ah As] and lost with two pair, Aces and Deuces
Seat 4: ScumBuzz folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: glebbus (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: mixmaster14 (small blind) showed [7h 8h] and won (1040) with a straight, Five to Nine
Seat 7: stealurmoney (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: bandb905 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: JanHolm folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 10: Buddha61 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

You can tell I finally started reading ToP. lol. Nice hand!
 
rob5775

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I like suited connectors, but in position in a mulitway pot on the cheap. I might call a small raise with them, but not likely in the SB. I would of folded preflop here.

But, since you didn't, why did you essentially check it down when you got the desired result. Did you not want to bet into the flush? I would have either bet the turn, or raised the river. Top pair, or in this case and overpair, would have probably called along.
 
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alan1983

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IMO theres nothing wrong in keeping the pot small with two callers there when theres a flush out there.

Besides you betting strong with a flush out isnt gonna get called by much.
 
mrsnake3695

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I have a slightly different take on this. Both players showed interest in this pot on the flop calling raise-reraise so I don't think there is a reason to slow down when you hit your hand. If you bet out the turn and get reraised then that's likely a flush and you can reevaluate. However since one villan bet and you raised before the flush was there it's likely you will get called by a lesser hand here such as an over pair, TPTK, or 2 pair, set, etc.

If you are going to play hands like 7-8 (and I have no problem with that) you need to make money out of them to make up for most of the times when you have to fold on the flop.
 
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