$2.2 NLHE MTT: Some hands on ITM and FT

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Hero 1numismat

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Hand #1

pokerstars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 1,250/2,500 (315 ante) - 7 players

Hide on Bush br (UTG): 120,690 (48 bb)
Lateralus2001 (MP): 108,248 (43 bb)
1numismat (MP+1): 164,740 (66 bb)
illyabezzdna (CO): 84,754 (34 bb)
Knapp_0 (BU): 50,986 (20 bb)
IamUrlaw (SB): 173,180 (69 bb)
L Stylebender (BB): 74,199 (30 bb)

Pre-Flop: (5,955) Hero (1numismat) is MP+1 with A♠ K♠
1 fold, Lateralus2001 (MP) raises to 5,775, 1numismat (MP+1) calls 5,775, 3 players fold, L Stylebender (BB) calls 3,275

Flop: (20,780) J♣ 8♦ 9♠ (3 players)
L Stylebender (BB) checks, Lateralus2001 (MP) bets 10,598, 1numismat (MP+1) - ?

Hand #2

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 1,250/2,500 (315 ante) - 7 players

IamUrlaw (UTG): 195,575 (78 bb)
L Stylebender (MP): 154,488 (62 bb)
Hide on Bush br (MP+1): 130,010 (52 bb)
Lateralus2001 (CO): 68,413 (27 bb)
1numismat (BU): 131,640 (53 bb)
illyabezzdna (SB): 47,260 (19 bb)
Knapp_0 (BB): 49,411 (20 bb)

Pre-Flop: (5,955) Hero (1numismat) is BTN with 4♠ A♠
IamUrlaw (UTG) raises to 5,000, 1 fold, Hide on Bush br (MP+1) calls 5,000, 1 fold, 1numismat (BU) calls 5,000, 2 players fold

Flop: (20,955) A♥ 5♥ A♣ (3 players)
IamUrlaw (UTG) checks, Hide on Bush br (MP+1) checks, 1numismat (BU) - ?

Hand #3

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 1,750/3,500 (425 ante) - 6 players

demerzzel (UTG): 288,459 (82 bb)
Knapp_0 (MP): 190,809 (55 bb)
Kid Cowboys (CO): 125,339 (36 bb)
eNimaL38 (BU): 152,689 (44 bb)
Certicek1007 (SB): 562,987 (161 bb)
1numismat (BB): 151,308 (43 bb)

Pre-Flop: (7,800) Hero (1numismat) is BB with K♠ 4♠
4 players fold, Certicek1007 (SB) raises to 7,000, 1numismat (BB) calls 3,500

Flop: (16,550) K♥ A♦ 6♦ (2 players)
Certicek1007 (SB) checks, 1numismat (BB) - ?

Hand #4

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 2,000/4,000 (500 ante) - 6 players

demerzzel (UTG): 286,034 (72 bb)
Knapp_0 (MP): 182,884 (46 bb)
Kid Cowboys (CO): 162,414 (41 bb)
eNimaL38 (BU): 184,924 (46 bb)
Certicek1007 (SB): 474,577 (119 bb)
1numismat (BB): 180,758 (45 bb)

Pre-Flop: (9,000) Hero (1numismat) is BB with J♦ Q♣
4 players fold, Certicek1007 (SB) raises to 10,000, 1numismat (BB) calls 6,000

Flop: (23,000) 9♣ 3♠ J♥ (2 players)
Certicek1007 (SB) bets 12,000, 1numismat (BB) - ?

Hand #5

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 2,000/4,000 (500 ante) - 6 players

Knapp_0 (UTG): 182,384 (46 bb)
Kid Cowboys (MP): 161,914 (40 bb)
eNimaL38 (CO): 184,424 (46 bb)
Certicek1007 (BU): 293,819 (73 bb)
1numismat (SB): 363,516 (91 bb)
demerzzel (BB): 285,534 (71 bb)

Pre-Flop: (9,000) Hero (1numismat) is SB with K♠ Q♥
3 players fold, Certicek1007 (BU) raises to 10,000, 1numismat (SB) calls 8,000, 1 fold

Flop: (27,000) J♥ 7♥ 9♦ (2 players)
1numismat (SB) checks, Certicek1007 (BU) bets 13,500, 1numismat (SB) - ?

Hand #6

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 3,500/7,000 (875 ante) - 6 players

pars 52 (UTG): 225,227 (32 bb)
Kid Cowboys (MP): 110,778 (16 bb)
eze_defe20 (CO): 48,374 (7 bb)
demerzzel (BU): 552,913 (79 bb)
1numismat (SB): 284,516 (41 bb)
Hide on Bush br (BB): 217,506 (31 bb)

Pre-Flop: (15,750) Hero (1numismat) is SB with K♦ A♦
3 players fold, demerzzel (BU) raises to 14,000, 1numismat (SB) 3-bets to 42,000, 1 fold, demerzzel (BU) calls 28,000

Flop: (96,250) A♥ A♣ 3♣ (2 players)
1numismat (SB) - ?

Hand #7

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 3,500/7,000 (875 ante) - 5 players

1numismat (UTG): 302,891 (43 bb)
Hide on Bush br (CO): 104,382 (15 bb)
pars 52 (BU): 222,602 (32 bb)
eze_defe20 (SB): 120,373 (17 bb)
demerzzel (BB): 689,066 (98 bb)

Pre-Flop: (14,875) Hero (1numismat) is UTG with A♦ Q♦
1numismat (UTG) raises to 14,000, Hide on Bush br (CO) 3-bets to 103,507 (all-in), pars 52 (BU) calls 103,507, 2 players fold, 1numismat (UTG) - ?

Final table

Hand #8

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 4,000/8,000 (1,000 ante) - 9 players

eze_defe20 (UTG): 212,621 (27 bb)
pars 52 (UTG+1): 84,745 (11 bb)
01bmv02 (MP): 653,120 (82 bb)
IamUrlaw (MP+1): 331,208 (41 bb)
rafa14041988 (LP): 526,413 (66 bb)
korrall (CO): 619,945 (77 bb)
Hide on Bush br (BU): 157,639 (20 bb)
1numismat (SB): 269,141 (34 bb)
demerzzel (BB): 715,168 (89 bb)

Pre-Flop: (21,000) Hero (1numismat) is SB with 9♦ 9♣
3 players fold, IamUrlaw (MP+1) raises to 18,400, rafa14041988 (LP) calls 18,400, 2 players fold, 1numismat (SB) calls 14,400, demerzzel (BB) calls 10,400

Flop: (82,600) 6♠ 5♥ 3♠ (4 players)
1numismat (SB) checks, demerzzel (BB) checks, IamUrlaw (MP+1) checks, rafa14041988 (LP) bets 24,000, 1numismat (SB) calls 24,000, demerzzel (BB) calls 24,000, IamUrlaw (MP+1) folds

Turn: (154,600) 3♣ (3 players)
1numismat (SB) checks, demerzzel (BB) checks, rafa14041988 (LP) bets 53,300, 1numismat (SB) - ?

Hand #9

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 4,000/8,000 (1,000 ante) - 9 players

01bmv02 (UTG): 651,120 (81 bb)
IamUrlaw (UTG+1): 310,808 (39 bb)
rafa14041988 (MP): 817,513 (102 bb)
korrall (MP+1): 617,945 (77 bb)
Hide on Bush br (LP): 155,639 (19 bb)
1numismat (CO): 224,741 (28 bb)
demerzzel (BU): 506,868 (63 bb)
eze_defe20 (SB): 202,621 (25 bb)
pars 52 (BB): 82,745 (10 bb)

Pre-Flop: (21,000) Hero (1numismat) is CO with 5♥ 5♣
2 players fold, rafa14041988 (MP) calls 8,000, 2 players fold, 1numismat (CO) raises to 16,000, 2 players fold, pars 52 (BB) 3-bets to 81,745 (all-in), 1 fold, 1numismat (CO) - ?

Hand #10

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 7,000/14,000 (1,750 ante) - 5 players

eze_defe20 (UTG): 640,402 (46 bb)
01bmv02 (CO): 1,306,467 (93 bb)
IamUrlaw (BU): 738,555 (53 bb)
korrall (SB): 498,895 (36 bb)
1numismat (BB): 385,681 (28 bb)

Pre-Flop: (29,750) Hero (1numismat) is BB with A♠ J♦
eze_defe20 (UTG) raises to 32,000, 3 players fold, 1numismat (BB) calls 18,000

Flop: (79,750) J♠ T♣ 7♠ (2 players)
1numismat (BB) checks, eze_defe20 (UTG) bets 44,000, 1numismat (BB) - ?
 
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i would always rejam this preflop. no reason to pay so much to see only 3 cards and fold
 
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Hand 1 AKs
3-bet preflop, as played fold to the flop bet.

Hand 2 A4s
Fold preflop. To much downside in getting involved with two other big stacks with this kind of hand, especially when one of them opened UTG. On the flop you can go for a small bet, but personally I prefer to check back for pot control and deception. Its a way ahead way behind spot, and your hand is not good enough to play for 3 streets of value.

Hand 3 K4s
Call preflop is fine. Check back the flop. Like in hand 2 its a way ahead way behind spot, and your hand is only good enough to play for 1-2 streets of value. If he has an A or K, you are behind, and if not its difficult for him to draw out on you, so there is little value in betting the flop for protection.

Hand 4 QJo
Call preflop is fine. Call his flop bet and evaluate later.

Hand 5 KQo
Preflop you can either call or 3-bet. On the flop you can either lead, check-call or check-raise. There are merits to a lot of different options here except for folding.

Hand 6 AKs
3-bet could be a bit larger out of position. On the flop make a small C-bet like 25-30% pot. There could even be some merit in checking here to induce and underrepresent your hand.

Hand 7 AQs
If you were only facing the CO jam for 15BB, this would be an easy call, but when BTN has cold called this jam putting in half his stack, I would fold. If CO bust this hand, you are at the final table with an immedeate payjump, and you still have a healthy 41BB stack. The other option is to jam and put BTN all-in, but I dont think, AQs is doing well enough against his range. We would need him to have a lot of hands in his range, that we dominate, like AJ, AT, KQ etc., and I just dont see that happening especially on the final table bubble.

Hand 8 99
Very akward spot to be in SB with this hand facing a raise and a call from mid position. Stacks are a little to deep to rejam, and folding seem to nitty. So I guess, I also call here. You flop an overpair on a very low connected board, and this is a bit of a sticky spot. We could consider leading out, but if we do so, are we really happy with any action other than 3 folds? Not really, so we would almost be turning our hand into a bluff.

You check, and it check around to the field caller, who makes a small bet. Him betting rather than original raiser is a lot better for us, since he is much less likely to have a bigger overpair, given that he would most likely have 3-bet at least QQ+ and maybe even TT-JJ as well. He is also more likely to just be taking a stab at it, given that he is in position.

For those reasons I think, folding is completely out of the question, and I can even see check-raising being a reasonable option here. If we just call, we allow the other two players to call behind as well, and there are few turn cards, that we are going to like, especially if we are still multiway.

The drawback of check-raising is the same as with leading, that we are not particularly happy, if we get any other action than folds, so we are almost turning our hand into a bluff. But with that being said at some point we need to decide, if we are willing to go with this or not, and if we are willing to go with it, the faster the chips go in, the better.

Turn pairs the board with bottom card, and other than a 9 this was probably the best card in the deck for you. Its highly unlikely, it helped any of them, it cut down on the number of flopped sets, and you now beat the only likely two pair, which is 65. I could see leading on the this card being a decent option, but checking again is also fine.

He now bet around 1/3 pot, and while you could call again and make a decision on the river, you would allow BB to come along for the ride once again, and then you end up seeing the river 3-ways with a hand, that hate a lot of river cards. I am not thrilled about that option at all, so for me I would check-jam now.

Yes you could be behind to a boat or a straight or even a better overpair. But if BB was very strong, I dont think, he would just have check-called that small flop bet, when you had called as well. I think, you would have heard about it, so as far as I am concerned, I am not worried about BB. He is either drawing, or he has some kind of marginal made hand like A6, which we beat.

I am a little more concerned about LP, but while he could have us beat, he could also have hands like 77-88, a spadedraw or just pure air like KJ, where he is trying to use his position and chip stack to steal the pot. So as played I am going with it here, and if one of them have me beat, or if they call and get there, then it just sucks to be me.

There is some ICM-pressure here with an 11BB stack hanging around, but the first few payjumps on a final table is usually rather insignificant, and you are a below average stack. So there is also a lot of value in chipping up to give yourself a chance of finishing in top 3, where the real payjumps are.

Hand 9 55
You are fairly short stacked, so I think, limping behind is the best option here. And if you are going to isolate the limper, you need to go much larger than a min-raise. As played you need to call the jam from BB. Its another one, where we are not thrilled about it, because we are rarely ahead, but you are getting great pot odds, and if you win, you knock him out and get a payjump. So we just call here and pray, we are against two overcards, and that he wont get there.

Hand 10 AJo
Stacks are a little to deep to rejam here, so I would also defend by calling. I dont like 3-betting small OOP with AJ, because its just so awkward, when he call, and I dont want to call a 4-bet jam either. You flopped TPTK on a very wet and connected board, and I dont see much reason to do anything other than the standard check-call here. We could consider leading or check-raising, but I think, it allow him to play a little to perfect giving us action with all the hands, that have us beat or have good equity, and folding hands that are way behind.
 
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Hero 1numismat

ITM

Hand #1

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 1,250/2,500 (315 ante) - 7 players

Hide on Bush br (UTG): 120,690 (48 bb)
Lateralus2001 (MP): 108,248 (43 bb)
1numismat (MP+1): 164,740 (66 bb)
illyabezzdna (CO): 84,754 (34 bb)
Knapp_0 (BU): 50,986 (20 bb)
IamUrlaw (SB): 173,180 (69 bb)
L Stylebender (BB): 74,199 (30 bb)

Pre-Flop: (5,955) Hero (1numismat) is MP+1 with A♠ K♠
1 fold, Lateralus2001 (MP) raises to 5,775, 1numismat (MP+1) calls 5,775, 3 players fold, L Stylebender (BB) calls 3,275

Flop: (20,780) J♣ 8♦ 9♠ (3 players)
L Stylebender (BB) checks, Lateralus2001 (MP) bets 10,598, 1numismat (MP+1) - ?

Hand 1 AKs
3-bet preflop, as played fold to the flop bet.

https://www.cardschat.com/replayer/124YD2dH9

Hand #2

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 1,250/2,500 (315 ante) - 7 players

IamUrlaw (UTG): 195,575 (78 bb)
L Stylebender (MP): 154,488 (62 bb)
Hide on Bush br (MP+1): 130,010 (52 bb)
Lateralus2001 (CO): 68,413 (27 bb)
1numismat (BU): 131,640 (53 bb)
illyabezzdna (SB): 47,260 (19 bb)
Knapp_0 (BB): 49,411 (20 bb)

Pre-Flop: (5,955) Hero (1numismat) is BTN with 4♠ A♠
IamUrlaw (UTG) raises to 5,000, 1 fold, Hide on Bush br (MP+1) calls 5,000, 1 fold, 1numismat (BU) calls 5,000, 2 players fold

Flop: (20,955) A♥ 5♥ A♣ (3 players)
IamUrlaw (UTG) checks, Hide on Bush br (MP+1) checks, 1numismat (BU) - ?

Hand 2 A4s
Fold preflop. To much downside in getting involved with two other big stacks with this kind of hand, especially when one of them opened UTG. On the flop you can go for a small bet, but personally I prefer to check back for pot control and deception. Its a way ahead way behind spot, and your hand is not good enough to play for 3 streets of value.

https://www.cardschat.com/replayer/124YD2t3v

Hand #3

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 1,750/3,500 (425 ante) - 6 players

demerzzel (UTG): 288,459 (82 bb)
Knapp_0 (MP): 190,809 (55 bb)
Kid Cowboys (CO): 125,339 (36 bb)
eNimaL38 (BU): 152,689 (44 bb)
Certicek1007 (SB): 562,987 (161 bb)
1numismat (BB): 151,308 (43 bb)

Pre-Flop: (7,800) Hero (1numismat) is BB with K♠ 4♠
4 players fold, Certicek1007 (SB) raises to 7,000, 1numismat (BB) calls 3,500

Flop: (16,550) K♥ A♦ 6♦ (2 players)
Certicek1007 (SB) checks, 1numismat (BB) - ?

Hand 3 K4s
Call preflop is fine. Check back the flop. Like in hand 2 its a way ahead way behind spot, and your hand is only good enough to play for 1-2 streets of value. If he has an A or K, you are behind, and if not its difficult for him to draw out on you, so there is little value in betting the flop for protection.

https://www.cardschat.com/replayer/424YD3vg1

Hand #4

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 2,000/4,000 (500 ante) - 6 players

demerzzel (UTG): 286,034 (72 bb)
Knapp_0 (MP): 182,884 (46 bb)
Kid Cowboys (CO): 162,414 (41 bb)
eNimaL38 (BU): 184,924 (46 bb)
Certicek1007 (SB): 474,577 (119 bb)
1numismat (BB): 180,758 (45 bb)

Pre-Flop: (9,000) Hero (1numismat) is BB with J♦ Q♣
4 players fold, Certicek1007 (SB) raises to 10,000, 1numismat (BB) calls 6,000

Flop: (23,000) 9♣ 3♠ J♥ (2 players)
Certicek1007 (SB) bets 12,000, 1numismat (BB) - ?

Hand 4 QJo
Call preflop is fine. Call his flop bet and evaluate later.

https://www.cardschat.com/replayer/424YD3HdS

Hand #5

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 2,000/4,000 (500 ante) - 6 players

Knapp_0 (UTG): 182,384 (46 bb)
Kid Cowboys (MP): 161,914 (40 bb)
eNimaL38 (CO): 184,424 (46 bb)
Certicek1007 (BU): 293,819 (73 bb)
1numismat (SB): 363,516 (91 bb)
demerzzel (BB): 285,534 (71 bb)

Pre-Flop: (9,000) Hero (1numismat) is SB with K♠ Q♥
3 players fold, Certicek1007 (BU) raises to 10,000, 1numismat (SB) calls 8,000, 1 fold

Flop: (27,000) J♥ 7♥ 9♦ (2 players)
1numismat (SB) checks, Certicek1007 (BU) bets 13,500, 1numismat (SB) - ?

Hand 5 KQo
Preflop you can either call or 3-bet. On the flop you can either lead, check-call or check-raise. There are merits to a lot of different options here except for folding.

https://www.cardschat.com/replayer/424YD3IR7

Hand #6

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 3,500/7,000 (875 ante) - 6 players

pars 52 (UTG): 225,227 (32 bb)
Kid Cowboys (MP): 110,778 (16 bb)
eze_defe20 (CO): 48,374 (7 bb)
demerzzel (BU): 552,913 (79 bb)
1numismat (SB): 284,516 (41 bb)
Hide on Bush br (BB): 217,506 (31 bb)

Pre-Flop: (15,750) Hero (1numismat) is SB with K♦ A♦
3 players fold, demerzzel (BU) raises to 14,000, 1numismat (SB) 3-bets to 42,000, 1 fold, demerzzel (BU) calls 28,000

Flop: (96,250) A♥ A♣ 3♣ (2 players)
1numismat (SB) - ?

Hand 6 AKs
3-bet could be a bit larger out of position. On the flop make a small C-bet like 25-30% pot. There could even be some merit in checking here to induce and underrepresent your hand.

https://www.cardschat.com/replayer/724YD5qRD

Hand #7

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 3,500/7,000 (875 ante) - 5 players

1numismat (UTG): 302,891 (43 bb)
Hide on Bush br (CO): 104,382 (15 bb)
pars 52 (BU): 222,602 (32 bb)
eze_defe20 (SB): 120,373 (17 bb)
demerzzel (BB): 689,066 (98 bb)

Pre-Flop: (14,875) Hero (1numismat) is UTG with A♦ Q♦
1numismat (UTG) raises to 14,000, Hide on Bush br (CO) 3-bets to 103,507 (all-in), pars 52 (BU) calls 103,507, 2 players fold, 1numismat (UTG) - ?

Hand 7 AQs
If you were only facing the CO jam for 15BB, this would be an easy call, but when BTN has cold called this jam putting in half his stack, I would fold. If CO bust this hand, you are at the final table with an immedeate payjump, and you still have a healthy 41BB stack. The other option is to jam and put BTN all-in, but I dont think, AQs is doing well enough against his range. We would need him to have a lot of hands in his range, that we dominate, like AJ, AT, KQ etc., and I just dont see that happening especially on the final table bubble.

https://www.cardschat.com/replayer/724YD5Lnd

Final table

Hand #8

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 4,000/8,000 (1,000 ante) - 9 players

eze_defe20 (UTG): 212,621 (27 bb)
pars 52 (UTG+1): 84,745 (11 bb)
01bmv02 (MP): 653,120 (82 bb)
IamUrlaw (MP+1): 331,208 (41 bb)
rafa14041988 (LP): 526,413 (66 bb)
korrall (CO): 619,945 (77 bb)
Hide on Bush br (BU): 157,639 (20 bb)
1numismat (SB): 269,141 (34 bb)
demerzzel (BB): 715,168 (89 bb)

Pre-Flop: (21,000) Hero (1numismat) is SB with 9♦ 9♣
3 players fold, IamUrlaw (MP+1) raises to 18,400, rafa14041988 (LP) calls 18,400, 2 players fold, 1numismat (SB) calls 14,400, demerzzel (BB) calls 10,400

Flop: (82,600) 6♠ 5♥ 3♠ (4 players)
1numismat (SB) checks, demerzzel (BB) checks, IamUrlaw (MP+1) checks, rafa14041988 (LP) bets 24,000, 1numismat (SB) calls 24,000, demerzzel (BB) calls 24,000, IamUrlaw (MP+1) folds

Turn: (154,600) 3♣ (3 players)
1numismat (SB) checks, demerzzel (BB) checks, rafa14041988 (LP) bets 53,300, 1numismat (SB) - ?

Hand 8 99
Very akward spot to be in SB with this hand facing a raise and a call from mid position. Stacks are a little to deep to rejam, and folding seem to nitty. So I guess, I also call here. You flop an overpair on a very low connected board, and this is a bit of a sticky spot. We could consider leading out, but if we do so, are we really happy with any action other than 3 folds? Not really, so we would almost be turning our hand into a bluff.

You check, and it check around to the field caller, who makes a small bet. Him betting rather than original raiser is a lot better for us, since he is much less likely to have a bigger overpair, given that he would most likely have 3-bet at least QQ+ and maybe even TT-JJ as well. He is also more likely to just be taking a stab at it, given that he is in position.

For those reasons I think, folding is completely out of the question, and I can even see check-raising being a reasonable option here. If we just call, we allow the other two players to call behind as well, and there are few turn cards, that we are going to like, especially if we are still multiway.

The drawback of check-raising is the same as with leading, that we are not particularly happy, if we get any other action than folds, so we are almost turning our hand into a bluff. But with that being said at some point we need to decide, if we are willing to go with this or not, and if we are willing to go with it, the faster the chips go in, the better.

Turn pairs the board with bottom card, and other than a 9 this was probably the best card in the deck for you. Its highly unlikely, it helped any of them, it cut down on the number of flopped sets, and you now beat the only likely two pair, which is 65. I could see leading on the this card being a decent option, but checking again is also fine.

He now bet around 1/3 pot, and while you could call again and make a decision on the river, you would allow BB to come along for the ride once again, and then you end up seeing the river 3-ways with a hand, that hate a lot of river cards. I am not thrilled about that option at all, so for me I would check-jam now.

Yes you could be behind to a boat or a straight or even a better overpair. But if BB was very strong, I dont think, he would just have check-called that small flop bet, when you had called as well. I think, you would have heard about it, so as far as I am concerned, I am not worried about BB. He is either drawing, or he has some kind of marginal made hand like A6, which we beat.

I am a little more concerned about LP, but while he could have us beat, he could also have hands like 77-88, a spadedraw or just pure air like KJ, where he is trying to use his position and chip stack to steal the pot. So as played I am going with it here, and if one of them have me beat, or if they call and get there, then it just sucks to be me.

There is some ICM-pressure here with an 11BB stack hanging around, but the first few payjumps on a final table is usually rather insignificant, and you are a below average stack. So there is also a lot of value in chipping up to give yourself a chance of finishing in top 3, where the real payjumps are.

https://www.cardschat.com/replayer/224YD61RI

Hand #9

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 4,000/8,000 (1,000 ante) - 9 players

01bmv02 (UTG): 651,120 (81 bb)
IamUrlaw (UTG+1): 310,808 (39 bb)
rafa14041988 (MP): 817,513 (102 bb)
korrall (MP+1): 617,945 (77 bb)
Hide on Bush br (LP): 155,639 (19 bb)
1numismat (CO): 224,741 (28 bb)
demerzzel (BU): 506,868 (63 bb)
eze_defe20 (SB): 202,621 (25 bb)
pars 52 (BB): 82,745 (10 bb)

Pre-Flop: (21,000) Hero (1numismat) is CO with 5♥ 5♣
2 players fold, rafa14041988 (MP) calls 8,000, 2 players fold, 1numismat (CO) raises to 16,000, 2 players fold, pars 52 (BB) 3-bets to 81,745 (all-in), 1 fold, 1numismat (CO) - ?

Hand 9 55
You are fairly short stacked, so I think, limping behind is the best option here. And if you are going to isolate the limper, you need to go much larger than a min-raise. As played you need to call the jam from BB. Its another one, where we are not thrilled about it, because we are rarely ahead, but you are getting great pot odds, and if you win, you knock him out and get a payjump. So we just call here and pray, we are against two overcards, and that he wont get there.

https://www.cardschat.com/replayer/224YD6dCs

Hand #10

PokerStars, $1.96 + $0.24 - Hold'em No Limit - 7,000/14,000 (1,750 ante) - 5 players

eze_defe20 (UTG): 640,402 (46 bb)
01bmv02 (CO): 1,306,467 (93 bb)
IamUrlaw (BU): 738,555 (53 bb)
korrall (SB): 498,895 (36 bb)
1numismat (BB): 385,681 (28 bb)

Pre-Flop: (29,750) Hero (1numismat) is BB with A♠ J♦
eze_defe20 (UTG) raises to 32,000, 3 players fold, 1numismat (BB) calls 18,000

Flop: (79,750) J♠ T♣ 7♠ (2 players)
1numismat (BB) checks, eze_defe20 (UTG) bets 44,000, 1numismat (BB) - ?

Hand 10 AJo
Stacks are a little to deep to rejam here, so I would also defend by calling. I dont like 3-betting small OOP with AJ, because its just so awkward, when he call, and I dont want to call a 4-bet jam either. You flopped TPTK on a very wet and connected board, and I dont see much reason to do anything other than the standard check-call here. We could consider leading or check-raising, but I think, it allow him to play a little to perfect giving us action with all the hands, that have us beat or have good equity, and folding hands that are way behind.

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Hand 1 AKs
If you 3-bet pre, they likely both fold, and thats a great outcome for you.

Hand 2 A4s
Well played postflop and nice turn card. The river card was actually bad for you, since it counterfeited his hand, but you still got him to call. Maybe he went on entitlement tilt, or he did not understand, that his set had been counterfeited.

Hand 3 K4s
Perfect play and result. By checking behind you got him to put a lot of chips in the pot with a hand, that was practically drawing dead. Whereas had you bet, he would just have folded, and you would have won a much smaller pot without gaining any real protection.

Hand 4 QJo
I would also get it in on the turn, when you improved to top two and faced a full pot sized bet. He could have a straight now, but he could have many other hands as well, that you beat. A bit of a sweat with him having as many as 15 outs, but luckily he missed all of them.

Hand 5 KQo
As played I would also check-fold turn. We cant continue check-calling with just a gutshot and some overs.

Hand 6 AKs
I think, you missed some value by betting so much on the flop. The issue is, you had exactly, what the preflop 3-bettor is supposed to have, and you also block the hands, you want him to have, like AQ, AJ etc. A lot of the time he is going to have either a pocket pair or a hand like KQ/KJ, that missed completely, and when you put out such a massive bet, all those hands are just going to fold.

Hand 7 AQs
Kind of crazy that BTN called that jam with 33, but this is the kind of stuff, you will sometimes see in micro tournaments. He saved you from getting a lot of chips in bad, so thumps up to him.

Hand 8 99
So I was right about BB drawing, but he had a massive draw, that he was never going to fold, and I was wrong about nobody having a 3. You obviously dodged a bullet there, and the whole situation was so awkward, that I dont hate your decision to fold. On the other side seeing their hands do make me think twice about wanting to 3-bet this pre to get hands like 32s or K4s to fold.

Hand 9 55
Always nice to win a "flip" and knock someone out.

Hand 10 AJo
This is the only hand, where I feel, you made a slight misstep. Yes its a bit of a cooler or setup, but when you play so fast on the flop, I am not surpriced, you end up stacking off against a better hand. On this particular runout it is likely, that the river card would have doomed you though.
 
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Hand 10 AJo
This is the only hand, where I feel, you made a slight misstep. Yes its a bit of a cooler or setup, but when you play so fast on the flop, I am not surpriced, you end up stacking off against a better hand. On this particular runout it is likely, that the river card would have doomed you though.
I planned to force him fold AK,AQ,KQ or pay for JK,JQ and so on, but reality crash my dreams.:boxing:
 
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