$3.3 NLHE MTT Bounty Turbo: Having fun in a PokerStars PKO

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We are 5 hands into a 3,3$ PKO turbo on pokerstars, when I squeeze against an UTG min-raise and an UTG+1 call with A3s. This was actually kind of a misread, since I thought, they had limped. However a min-raise is not really all that different, when stacks are 75BB deep, and this Villain had been involved in 4 out of 5 hands and mostly by limping, so his UTG min-raising range is certainly not as tight, as it should be.

His min-donk on the flop looked very weak to me, and so did the other guy just calling. Therefore I decided to put in a chunky C-bet with just top pair and no kicker, feeling I was very likely ahead. Turn paired middle card, which was not great for me, since this could certainly be in his range. So I checked back. On a fairly brick river he put me all in, and I decided to hero call, because most of the draws missed.

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Just 2 hands later I picked up KK and got called by the same Villain, who was now SB. Assuming he was probably a bit tilted from losing that big pot to me in the first hand, I just called him on the flop to give him the rope to continue hanging himself on the turn. When he bet full pot again on the turn, he had so little left behind, that I felt, I might as well put him in. And just like that after 7 hands I had my first bounty and 3 x the starting stack :)

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The call with A 3 was pretty badass. Besides all that limping and the fact he played most hands, I believe the other guy played well post flop, in the first hand not many would have called with top pair bad kicker when they are put all in. In the second hand I don't like that he raised the flop not even with ace high, then got lucky but you still had him easily beat.

You play nice mr. Fundiver, I like seeing your hands on cc. Keep it up!
 
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I guess those are the $3.30 PKO On Demand?! The first levels of those is a crazy world. I like both of your plays! Keep it up , hope you win again one of those the first place is super juicy for a $3.30 investment! :)
 
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Besides all that limping and the fact he played most hands, I believe the other guy played well post flop, in the first hand not many would have called with top pair bad kicker when they are put all in.

I dont mind his river bluff either, and of course calling on the flop with an OESD is pretty standard as well. The problem for him is, that his min-donk turned his range rather face up at least in my mind. Its a play designed to freeze action and see the next card for cheap, and for that reason I pretty much removed all strong AX from his range. This mean, that on the river, he could have TX, a weak AX, which I now chopped with, or a bluff.


In the second hand I don't like that he raised the flop not even with ace high, then got lucky but you still had him easily beat.

I think, this was for sure a tilted play, and that full pot donk bet on 999 just screamed "get out of the pot and let me take this one". Putting myself in his situation I would feel owned, if a big bluff in a 3-bet pot got snapped off by A3, and this would be much more tilting than seeing AK or AQ.
 
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I guess those are the $3.30 PKO On Demand?! The first levels of those is a crazy world. I like both of your plays! Keep it up , hope you win again one of those the first place is super juicy for a $3.30 investment! :)

It was actually one of the old school time scheduled $3.3 PKOs, and as I posted elsewhere, I did end up winning this one. The main difference is, this type begin with 100BB, whereas the On Demand version begin with 50BB. But its still pretty much the same sort of crazyness, especially if you play in the early european morning hours saturday or sunday, as I did here. This hand is from a 4,4$ PKO in the same session. If you can get someone to put in 200BB effective with KJo to chase bounties, I think, you have found a good game :)

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It was actually one of the old school time scheduled $3.3 PKOs, and as I posted elsewhere, I did end up winning this one. The main difference is, this type begin with 100BB, whereas the On Demand version begin with 50BB. But its still pretty much the same sort of crazyness, especially if you play in the early european morning hours saturday or sunday, as I did here. This hand is from a 4,4$ PKO in the same session. If you can get someone to put in 200BB effective with KJo to chase bounties, I think, you have found a good game :)

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Oh yes! You are right about the tournament!

For Gods sake what are those people doing???Good for you!

What your thoughts on registering in those tournaments(PKOs)? Do you preregister them?I used to do it too but lately I dive in after 2-3 levels in order to cover some early ''fighter'' with hurt stacks. I think the latest strategy works better for me but I would like to read some different opinions. :) If any other member has a different strategy please feel free and share it!!
 
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I usually register for PKOs from the beginning, but I might also jump in after 1-2 levels, if I am starting a new session. The issue with coming in to late is, that some of the bounty money has then already been distributed to other players, and you start as a below average stack.
 
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It was actually one of the old school time scheduled $3.3 PKOs, and as I posted elsewhere, I did end up winning this one. The main difference is, this type begin with 100BB, whereas the On Demand version begin with 50BB. But its still pretty much the same sort of crazyness, especially if you play in the early european morning hours saturday or sunday, as I did here. This hand is from a 4,4$ PKO in the same session. If you can get someone to put in 200BB effective with KJo to chase bounties, I think, you have found a good game :)

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Congrats! It is a real headache reaching a tourney ft, especially a win on ps! did you have in the tourney some river falls, backdoor beats - (mean against you)??? i cant have one without few, and usually happens against a higher stack guy, so pretty often I am out, straight away...
 
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I usually register for PKOs from the beginning, but I might also jump in after 1-2 levels, if I am starting a new session. The issue with coming in to late is, that some of the bounty money has then already been distributed to other players, and you start as a below average stack.


This is true , some ''donations'' are already gone , anyways just try it if it works for you too , if I find anything new I will jump back into this thread and let you know.

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Congrats! It is a real headache reaching a tourney ft, especially a win on ps! did you have in the tourney some river falls, backdoor beats - (mean against you)??? i cant have one without few, and usually happens against a higher stack guy, so pretty often I am out, straight away...

Obviously its difficult to reach the final table and even more win, when the fields are large. This particular tournament saw around 800 entrants. The early chip up from these two hands obviously helped a lot, but at some point later in the tournament I was still down to 5BB, when I then got it in with 55 against AJ and won. A lot of luck is involved in winning a big MTT, there is just no way around that fact :)
 
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A very good opponent. ) But in the first hand, it was very brave to play the MP squiz. And a heroic call on the river with an ace without a kicker is a very controversial decision. The second hand is played flawlessly.
 
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A very good opponent. ) But in the first hand, it was very brave to play the MP squiz. And a heroic call on the river with an ace without a kicker is a very controversial decision. The second hand is played flawlessly.

As I said in the first hand preflop was actually a misread, since I thought, they had limped. Against an EP raise I normally fold weak suited aces like A3s. As played I do like my river call though. His silly min-donk on the flop is indicative of a hand, that wants to freeze the action, so it can draw for cheap.

Hands like A9-AK dont want to draw for cheap, they want to get value. So if they did make this silly min-donk and got raised, they would not just call. They would come over the top and get it in on the flop. So as far as I am concerned, after the flop action we can confidently remove all strong hands from his range, which mean, he either has a draw or a weak pair. A weak pair could include rag aces, but we chop with those hands due to the paired board.

J8 and 86 potentially rivered a straight, but these hands are very loose to open UTG and then call a 3-bet out of position, and then also call a chunky flop bet with just a naked gutshot. So if he has one of those hands, he can also have a million other hands, that he is turning into a bluff, because I checked back the turn. Hands like KQ, KJ, QJ, K8, Q8. The list goes on.

The hand, I was really worried about here was trips. But its not that easy to have trips, and there are also not that many TX hands, that should open UTG and then call a 3-bet. So all in all I do think, I am easily good often enough to make this call. It might not be a solver approved GTO line, but this began already with my preflop misread, and this was not a GTO type opponent :)
 
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