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mischman

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Past reads: This guy is really tight. I broke his AA with 94 because he checked in the BB and checked flop and let me catch. The very next hand after he limped with KK and let me turn a straight. Both were decent pots. The hand befor he showed a bluff in whick he bet 2 streets and pushed me of a mediocre hand for a small pot. I think my chat got to him and he was going to show me another bluff. There is also a lot of draws. Also consider the fact that you can fold and have about $2k to fight on.

pokerstars Game, $5.00+$0.25 Hold'em No Limit - Match Round I, Level I (10/20) - 2006/10/14 - 21:43:18 (ET)
Table '33729093 1' 2-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: mischman (2040 in chips)
Seat 2: $choppen,J. (960 in chips)
$choppen,J.: posts small blind 10
mischman: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to mischman [Ts 8c]
mischman said, "wooo"
$choppen,J.: calls 10
mischman said, "you bluff"
mischman: checks
*** FLOP *** [7h 5h 8d]
mischman: bets 60
$choppen,J. said, "is that what it is?"
mischman said, "lol"
$choppen,J.: raises 880 to 940 and is all-in
mischman...........
 
gord962

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Not a strong hand, small pot, I fold. If he only around 500 (or less) I call, but in this hand a call will give him a considerable lead if he wins. There are a lot of over cards he could be holding and hit. Pick a better spot to call his all in.
 
blankoblanco

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I'd fold. You have a huge edge that you'd be putting in jeopardy here. Given the board, you're probably ahead here the majority of the time, but if he has a straight draw or flush draw with any overcard you're not that huge of a favorite. There's pretty much nothing in the pot, so I don't see the reason to risk it with that hand when you have a strong grip on the match.
 
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Fold....nothing in the pot to lose sleep about. It's obvious you are the better player, pick a better time and take him down.
 
Bombjack

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You're heads-up and you have him covered. You've got top pair. He has no idea you're so strong. He sounds like a donk rather than a good player. Call.

On second thoughts though you wouldn't be posting if you called and won... hmmm.
 
Jack Daniels

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This is a tough one, really. The likelihood here is that you are actually leading. He sounds way too much like he is tilting. That said, this is still level 1. You appear to be a much better player, so I'm going to say let him have the bluff an $50 pot and pick a better place. It could also be that he is playing an 8 with a better kicker, too.
 
Bombjack

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Fold....nothing in the pot to lose sleep about.
Umm... it's not a 50 chip pot, it's a 1040 chip pot. Plus you win the tourney if you win the hand. Plently to play for. Once they're in the pot, the fact that only 80 of them were originally yours is irrelevant.
 
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T8o is a coin-flip against a random pair heads up. I'd have raised pre-flop (to about 50-100). Fold equity makes this a positive play (sure - it's only for the blind), but you'd also have a reading on his follow-up bet (assuming he calls).

As the flop goes, you're 2:1 faves against random cards. Given your read, he could hold anything. Your pot odds are ~1:1 so I reckon take a swing.
 
Egon Towst

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Fold and wait for a better hand.

If you can make him think, through chat, that he`s successfully intimidated you and he`s getting the upper hand, so much the better. He`ll try it again when you`ve got a real hand.
 
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T8o is a coin-flip against a random pair heads up. I'd have raised pre-flop (to about 50-100). Fold equity makes this a positive play (sure - it's only for the blind), but you'd also have a reading on his follow-up bet (assuming he calls).

As the flop goes, you're 2:1 faves against random cards. Given your read, he could hold anything. Your pot odds are ~1:1 so I reckon take a swing.
Just a Question, Is it very strategic to raise a 10-8os preflop in HU?
I voted to fold as he may have flopped 2 pair.
 
Jack Daniels

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Umm... it's not a 50 chip pot, it's a 1040 chip pot. Plus you win the tourney if you win the hand. Plently to play for. Once they're in the pot, the fact that only 80 of them were originally yours is irrelevant.
Actually it is only 100 chips you're giving up (don't know how I counted 50). It is a 1040 chip pot for the purposes of pot odds (which, in this case suck). But my point was that you aren't in a great position here in general. You may be leading with him on tilt, but you may also be losing here. If you evaluate against all possible hands, then yeah, you could be favorite. Realistically, you're more like even money.

If you fold the hand here you give up the 100 chips in the pot. Then find a better spot to nail him. Use the chat to push his tilt and egg him on.
 
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Past reads: This guy is really tight........

PokerStars Game, $5.00+$0.25 Hold'em No Limit - Match Round I, Level I (10/20) - 2006/10/14 - 21:43:18 (ET)
Table '33729093 1' 2-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: mischman (2040 in chips)
Seat 2: $choppen,J. (960 in chips)
$choppen,J.: posts small blind 10
mischman: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to mischman [Ts 8c]
mischman said, "wooo"
$choppen,J.: calls 10
mischman said, "you bluff"
mischman: checks
*** FLOP *** [7h 5h 8d]
mischman: bets 60
$choppen,J. said, "is that what it is?"
mischman said, "lol"
$choppen,J.: raises 880 to 940 and is all-in
mischman...........

That alone is enough for me to fold. Small pot, marginal hand vs. a tight player (easy pickings HU) - you have plenty of time to take him out with better situations.
 
stretch833

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I voted to go with my gut. In this case, I would probably fold, because my hand isn't a dominating hand. With the straight and flush draws out there, would be enough to scare me off, personally.
 
robwhufc

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I'd call, it's a $5 game and you can end it there and then. Top pair is enough for me, and his bet doesn't really imply to me he has it as well (or better). If you lose you've still got 1,000 chips.
 
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Call, top pair is a monster in heads up. He probably thinks you missed the flop and figures he'll take it here. You have a chance to take him out with top pair, what would you be waiting for the absolute nuts?
 
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I used timebank thinking about it weighing the pros and cons of what people said and decided to call. He had 83 and the board bricked.
 
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