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PokerStars, Hold'em No Limit - 30/60 (7 ante) - 9 players
There is not much logic on this hand xD.
Why do you raise? If you want to isolate raise larger, you have two limpers in the pot, your raise gives odds for everyone to call, even with bad hands.
Also 66 is not that good for nasty moves, it's ok to raise it of course but with two limpers you have to raise the appropriate amount (at least 4bb and more) and since that would make the pot fairly big (because everyone will call we know that xD) I prefer to just limp behind with my hand here.
Now on the flop. That guy with the 99 leads!!! on that board after his limp and call to a preflop raise. And then he calls a raise too (your raise was again too small). Makes no sense at all.
This hand shouldn't exist at all. It's science fiction xD, or just freeroll :P.
On the flop you should raise larger, because if he draws for the flush you give him good odds to call with your min raise.
On the turn his check doesn't always mean that he has nothing, maybe he passes the initiative to you since you raised him on the flop.
The flush has completed and many will check that too.
I might isolate a single limper with a small pair like 66 in a cash game, where stacks are around 100BB. However against multible limpers and with short stacks like in this situation, the hand play much better as a limp behind. You are not getting them to fold with a small raise, and this mean, you are setmining. And when you are setming, you want a deep SPR. Raising create a shallow SPR, which is bad for your hand.
Raise his donk bet to around 1.000 chips and put him all in on the turn. Your massage raise is giving him to good odds to continue, and you dont particularly want to make this a 3 street hand, when the board is wet. It sucks, if he turned a flush, but you still have 10 outs to fill up on the river, so its not the end of the world, and you are still far ahead of his range. Him having a better set is an outlier and not something to worry about. He put chips in very bad on the flop and hit his 2-outer. Good for him, say "nice hand" in the chat and find something to bite.
Hello, I agree mostly with moulan7 and fundiver. Pre flop better play only limp with small pocket pair like 66 to try hit a set. On the flop I also play bigger raise at least 2,5x. In freeroll tournament are a lot of weak player and usually they will call your raise with weak cards. On the turn I prefer continue aggression and I bet at least 50% of the pot. When you check on the turn opponent can think that you afraid something. In this situation you show that you afraid the flush. So for me better play bet on the turn. Besides you ara a chipleader on the table and sometimes you should arm-twisting on smaller stacks, especially with strong hand. When you check on the turn it means for me that you afraid the flush. As played - on the river - I also call the river. This time your opponent hit better set and you lost.
Besides you ara a chipleader on the table and sometimes you should arm-twisting on smaller stacks, especially with strong hand.
Good point. To some extend we should be a "chip bully" and put other players to the test for their tournament life, when we have this big of a stack. Even if he fold, it helps create an image and dynamic, where maybe we get paid later. In this spot we should not worry about being behind. As you say, its a freeroll, and a lot of weak players will be unable to fold their top pair. They will convince themselfes, we are bluffing, and act as a table sherif with their A8.
What I get for your input are:
Preflop: I should call with small pairs. Isolate bet needs higher bet amount.
Flop: 3-bet with higher amount because I have strong hand.
Turn: Don't be afraid of flush. And bet at least 50% pot.
River: Call is already perfect.
This is probably one of many weakness that I have for now. I always try bet small when I had big stack. Eventhough, in order to become one, I often play aggressive. Guess, I need a change of mindset.
Once again, thank you for your input on this play.