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SankTheTank

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Was this a good play or did I get lucky? I'm a fairly new player, just trying to get a feel for this game.

Semi early into the game... about 1000 out of 2700 players remaining

Full Tilt Poker Game #5753131550: $100 Freeroll (43691869), Table 292 - 40/80 - No Limit Hold'em - 16:23:56 ET - 2008/03/23
Seat 1: cuda74 (4,870)
Seat 2: pokerlayce (1,640)
Seat 3: olegv (1,215)
Seat 4: GPHA (2,761)
Seat 5: Rounder61120 (3,524)
Seat 6: Dahlhouse (8,245)
Seat 7: tinykay (3,578)
Seat 8: Tundra4 (1,375) BUTTON
Seat 9: dality (2,360), is sitting out
dality posts the small blind of 40
cuda74 posts the big blind of 80
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Tundra4 [5s Ad]
pokerlayce folds
olegv calls 80
GPHA folds
Rounder61120 folds
Dahlhouse folds
tinykay folds
Tundra4 calls 80
dality folds
cuda74 raises to 160
olegv calls 80
Tundra4 calls 80
*** FLOP *** [Qh 6c 5d]
cuda74 bets 520
olegv folds
Tundra4 raises to 1,215, and is all in
dality has returned
cuda74 has 15 seconds left to act
cuda74 folds
Uncalled bet of 695 returned to Tundra4
Tundra4 mucks
Tundra4 wins the pot (1,560)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1,560 | Rake 0
Board: [Qh 6c 5d]
Seat 1: cuda74 (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 2: pokerlayce didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: olegv folded on the Flop
Seat 4: GPHA didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: Rounder61120 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: Dahlhouse didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: tinykay didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: Tundra4 (button) collected (1,560), mucked
Seat 9: dality (small blind) folded before the Flop
 
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iluvdahate

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The play was high risk no doubt. My guess is your opponent had a 6 with a blank and your reraise said to him you had a Q of some sort. So with your position it was an ok play. However i would not recommend this play unless your read says he is weak. He bet the pot im assuming which is a show of strength...but you were right that time and that is all that matters. Keep up the play man. Experience leads to better play if you try and put the time in.

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me141

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Well it worked but normally I wouldn't make that play against a bigger stack with that hand but I wasn't sitting at the table to see the action prior though , gl
 
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Fold preflop.

Bad shove on the flop with a weak hand. You're giving cuda74 about 3.2:1 odds to call and bust you. And his/her pot sized bet on the flop isnt exactly screaming "open-bluff" Im putting them on mid pair 77+, Q, or possibly straight draw. Any of which should've an easy call after you've shoved.
Bad play by your opponent as well because they should not be folding any possible winning hand in this situation.
 
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SankTheTank

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Fold preflop.

Bad shove on the flop with a weak hand. You're giving cuda74 about 3.2:1 odds to call and bust you. And his/her pot sized bet on the flop isnt exactly screaming "open-bluff" Im putting them on mid pair 77+, Q, or possibly straight draw. Any of which should've an easy call after you've shoved.
Bad play by your opponent as well because they should not be folding any possible winning hand in this situation.

The blinds were getting up there and I felt I needed more chips, I just had a feeling about the hand lol...

What would be a better play next time if I suspect that he has no queen?
 
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What would be a better play next time if I suspect that he has no queen?

If you get this far, ask yourself what hands he is likely to be raising with. Then, try to determine if you could beat most of them with bottom pair. Your answer is likely "no", which makes this a pretty easy fold.

Before even calling pre-flop, you also need to consider what the first limper has. It's likely to be two high cards, an A with a better kicker than yours, or a pocket pair that beats your low card.

There is no flop (short of *maybe* 234 rainbow) that can come where you will have any reasonable faith that you hold the best hand. The best time to fold is before the first chip goes in, unless you intend to play it as a steal and raise pre-flop.
 
jewboy07

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What would be a better play next time if I suspect that he has no queen?


a queen isn't the only thing that can beat you here
its more likely he had 77's or maybe 88's


fold ace rag!
 
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