Just after bubble hand



Interesting hand i just played dunno if my play was right tho

pokerstars Game #8439734939: Tournament #42679584, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level VIII (200/400) - 2007/02/14 - 15:06:18 (ET)
Table '42679584 87' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: Mort Cinder (11005 in chips)
Seat 2: automatiques (10659 in chips)
Seat 3: randoman54 (7015 in chips)
Seat 4: Checker1977 (14072 in chips)
Seat 5: lve4fate69 (11706 in chips)
Seat 6: JHood62 (3455 in chips)
Seat 7: MrW2U (4950 in chips)
Seat 8: natspatsno (8233 in chips)
Seat 9: Stefanicov (8443 in chips)
Mort Cinder: posts the ante 25
automatiques: posts the ante 25
randoman54: posts the ante 25
Checker1977: posts the ante 25
lve4fate69: posts the ante 25
JHood62: posts the ante 25
MrW2U: posts the ante 25
natspatsno: posts the ante 25
Stefanicov: posts the ante 25
Stefanicov: posts small blind 200
Mort Cinder: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Stefanicov [Jc 9s]
automatiques: folds
randoman54: folds
Checker1977: calls 400
lve4fate69: folds
JHood62: folds
MrW2U: folds
natspatsno: folds
Stefanicov: calls 200
Mort Cinder: checks
*** FLOP *** [8d Ts Jd]
Stefanicov: bets 1200
Mort Cinder: raises 2800 to 4000
Checker1977: calls 4000
Stefanicov: raises 4018 to 8018 and is all-in
Mort Cinder: folds
Checker1977: calls 4018
*** TURN *** [8d Ts Jd] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [8d Ts Jd 7c] [7s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Stefanicov: shows [Jc 9s] (a straight, Seven to Jack)
Checker1977: shows [4d Ad] (a pair of Sevens)
Stefanicov collected 21461 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 21461 | Rake 0
Board [8d Ts Jd 7c 7s]
Seat 1: Mort Cinder (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 2: automatiques folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: randoman54 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Checker1977 showed [4d Ad] and lost with a pair of Sevens
Seat 5: lve4fate69 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: JHood62 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: MrW2U folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: natspatsno (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: Stefanicov (small blind) showed [Jc 9s] and won (21461) with a straight, Seven to Jack


Suckout Queen
You took a big chance. Pair of Js med. kicker. Yes you are on str8 draw but to risk your tourney life on that. You were lucky


A raise on a flush draw? What was he thinking? Thank God he didn't outdraw you.


A raise on a flush draw? What was he thinking? Thank God he didn't outdraw you.

Ok the reason i played this the way i did Was villain 1 had reraised a lot with marginal hands so i knew with the call from villain 2 he would fold The only thing callling the reraise is a draw of some kind or the stone nutz so i took a gamble tht he didnt have q 9 which was unlikley from the position pre flop and as it turned out he was drawing and luckily i held tho went out in 70th place 1010 to aj with a river j


I like the play,U have top pair str8 draw.You proly have the best of it now,or will soon.Plus raising to get draws out,which he obviously didnt want to.So yea I like it.


Im not a huge fan.

Such a large bet (near) pot when you are first to speak basically tells anyone who has been paying attention what range your hand is.

Because of this his raise on a draw is fairly standard. He has fold equity and is also building up a fairly nice pot.

He has every right to assume someone with just top pair and a very weak draw will fold(It is a weak draw as you are not drawing to the nuts, it gets worse as you only have 6 outs as 7d and Qd give the villan a flush).

By the time it is back to him he has to call 4018 to win 21461. As he is a 38% chance to win the hand he calls in a heartbeat getting well over 4 to 1 on his money.

You also have to be afraid of the guy who smooth calls after a raise and a re raise I would almost be confident that he was infront of you with something like 2 pair or at least A J, he may very well of had 88 for bottom set and not wanted to gamble his tourney life on it.

All in all you got your money in when you were 62% favourite which is better than being an underdog but I would be looking for much better spots in the future.

In the long run it is definitely a losing play, but hey it worked for you then which is always a good thing!


With 2 potential callers you were risking it. A raise was probably the thing to do to stay in the hand but the push here would only depend on your reads. Even with the read that you posted I would of probably still folded. You still had plenty of chips to work with. The read was right hand the hand came your way so I guess you walked out of there with the table chip lead. Thats all that really matters.


Thing was yes i took a risk but i took a risk to win a big pot to put me in the chip lead overall the read i made although risky to follow ultimatly turned out to be correct and if i hadnt made it then woulda gone out lot sooner thn i did because was card dead after tht


I think u are a muppet that does not know what he is doing :p

The only way u got your bounty on me the other night was by muffing :mad:

P.S. No, I never hold grudges ;)
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