Bad Play or Just Another FreeRoll Miracle

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Earlier today I was in a $200 freeroll on PokersStars, and I was put out on this hand. I think I played it correctly and just lost to another freeroll miracle, but I'd like to hear another opinion or two.
Maybe, I could have bet more and and made the pot odds less favorable, but they were already less than 4:1 and I don't know if that would have done any good. In retrospect, going allin on the river was probably the wrong bet, since by then there were 3 diamonds on the board. But calling the flop and turn on a flush draw, when the hand odds are 2x or more than the pot odds, just doesn't make a whole lot sense to me.
So, at this point I'm leaning toward letting it go as a freeroll miracle, and not fretting over my play.


pokerstars Game #9730255398: Tournament #49201242, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level IV (50/100) - 2007/05/03 - 14:40:47 (ET)
Table '49201242 42' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: WhackedPaddy (3835 in chips)
Seat 2: 0PP! (565 in chips)
Seat 3: luvurmom666 (1185 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 4: Jaymac7777 (2140 in chips)
Seat 5: llani (5591 in chips)
Seat 6: setexasman (4530 in chips)
Seat 7: mpapadi (4145 in chips)
Seat 8: Melissy1974 (685 in chips)
Seat 9: NoMemII (3015 in chips)
WhackedPaddy: posts small blind 50
0PP!: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NoMemII [As Ks]
luvurmom666: folds
Jaymac7777: folds
llani: calls 100
setexasman: calls 100
mpapadi: folds
Melissy1974: calls 100
NoMemII: raises 200 to 300
WhackedPaddy: folds
0PP!: folds
llani: calls 200
setexasman: calls 200
Melissy1974: calls 200
*** FLOP *** [Td 6h Jd]
llani: checks
setexasman: checks
Melissy1974: checks
NoMemII: bets 600
llani: calls 600
setexasman: folds
Melissy1974: calls 385 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [Td 6h Jd] [Qs]
llani: checks
NoMemII: bets 1100
llani: calls 1100
*** RIVER *** [Td 6h Jd Qs] [9d]
llani: checks
NoMemII: bets 1015 and is all-in
llani: calls 1015
*** SHOW DOWN ***
NoMemII: shows [As Ks] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
llani: shows [4d Ad] (a flush, Ace high)
llani collected 4660 from side pot
Melissy1974: shows [Ah Qh] (a pair of Queens)
llani collected 2505 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 7165 Main pot 2505. Side pot 4660. | Rake 0
Board [Td 6h Jd Qs 9d]
Seat 1: WhackedPaddy (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: 0PP! (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: luvurmom666 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Jaymac7777 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: llani showed [4d Ad] and won (7165) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 6: setexasman folded on the Flop
Seat 7: mpapadi folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Melissy1974 showed [Ah Qh] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 9: NoMemII (button) showed [As Ks] and lost with a straight, Ten to Ace
 
joosebuck

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llani: calls 100
setexasman: calls 100
mpapadi: folds
Melissy1974: calls 100
NoMemII: raises 550 to 650


fixed your post
 
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Thank You. I should have raised more pre-flop. I should have known that.
That jogged my memory about something that I've read in the past [but don't know where]. It went something like this "If there are limper's in front you, and if you're going to raise,then you should raise more that standard raise by adding a BB to your raise for each person who called on front of you". I wish I'd have remembered that before I played this hand, but I won't forget it next time. Thanks Again.
 
blankoblanco

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Just to reinforce, yeah, your pre-flop raise is cringeworthy. Three people have limped, dude. The blinds are very worthwhile. Pop to 600 at least, given it's a freeroll you could do more.
 
alexanderwoo1

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I think you should have pushed all-in preflop because then A-4 wouldn't be in the hand and you might get AQ to call slightly.
 
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