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do you consider this to be an easy raise?



Rock Star
Silver Level
Apr 20, 2006
Total posts
big hand for me in the 20k guarantee, almost laid it down, here is my thought process for the hand- table folds and SB raises my BB, I call w/ AJ. flop comes out AQ7, and he overbets the pot a pretty decent amount. AJ is pretty marginal to me, my first instinct was i was beat. But then i thought, well, AQ doesnt overbet the pot here, and I don't think A7 would either. There's a chance he had AK, but wouldn't he want to make a bet that was callable for me? So I figured if he has AK, I'm beat, but any other holding's I put him on I'm ahead. And also with that overbet he basically pot committed himself, so I went ahead and put him all in, and he flipped A-10. Sitting with a nice 13k stack now. My question is, do you fold AJ there to that big of an overbet, knowing that all his chips are probably going into the middle?

#Game No : 4532728588
***** Hand History for Game 4532728588 *****
NL Texas Hold'em Trny:24903725 Level:4 Blinds(100/200) - Friday, June 16, 21:29:42 ET 2006
Table $20K Gtd.(734414) Table #82 (real money)
Seat 9 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 1: Mj23LBJ111 ( $7841 )
Seat 2: stmonster ( $1387 )
Seat 3: olivermess ( $1970 )
Seat 4: virodok ( $13379 )
Seat 6: wilford72 ( $11335 )
Seat 7: jsatt13 ( $7793 )
Seat 8: Bay101ProWN1 ( $2720 )
Seat 9: robert4603 ( $13252 )
Seat 10: ELJ1963 ( $5078 )
Seat 5: prilling ( $12101 )
Trny:24903725 Level:4
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Mj23LBJ111 [ Ac Jh ]
olivermess folds.
stmonster folds.
virodok folds.
prilling folds.
wilford72 folds.
jsatt13 folds.
Bay101ProWN1 folds.
robert4603 folds.
ELJ1963 raises [350].
Mj23LBJ111 calls [250].
** Dealing Flop ** [ Qd, Ah, 7h ]
ELJ1963 bets [1254].
Mj23LBJ111: wow
Mj23LBJ111: hmmmmm
Mj23LBJ111 is all-In [7391]
ELJ1963 is all-In [3374]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 8h ]
** Dealing River ** [ Jd ]
ELJ1963 shows [ Ad, Ts ] a pair of aces.
Mj23LBJ111 shows [ Ac, Jh ] two pairs, aces and jacks.
Mj23LBJ111 wins 2763 chips from side pot #1 with two pairs, aces and jacks.
Mj23LBJ111 wins 10156 chips from the main pot with two pairs, aces and jacks.
All players are on break for 5 minutes
Player ELJ1963 finished in 943 place
Game #4532738556 starts.


Can I help you?
May 18, 2005
Total posts
I'm not sure if it's an easy raise, but I like you powers of deduction here. Being able to weigh best/worst case scenarios is key if you want to come out on top. Judging by your thought process, I'd say you made the right move.


Silver Level
Feb 2, 2005
Total posts
I think, had it been in an early or early/middle part of the tourney, then IMO you played (and analyzed) the situation perfectly. The only thing I would change (and this is conditional to the hand happening in the middle or mid/late stages of the tourney) is that I would have probably reraised PF.


Silver Level
May 11, 2006
Total posts
i think it was a good call. you have to think, when other players bet they are trying to motivate a certain response from you. Sure, some may be good enough to try to fool you, but most internet players are not good enough to realize when people are trying to trick them so it is not profitable.

An overly small bet should arouse suspicion unless you are playing against VERY weak players, just as an overly large bet ought to make you think as well. overbetting a made hand would be idiotic. that guy wanted to take down the pot right there, no questions asked.