mid MTT difficult decision



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May 13, 2006
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I had been playing ultra aggressive and the table had caught on. I had been caught stealing blinds with marginal hands like QJ offsuit recently.

Villian was from what I saw, seemed to be a card chaser, bet draws real hard.

pokerstars Game #6160224693: Tournament #30629161, $3.00+$0.30 Hold'em No Limit - Level VI (100/200) - 2006/09/03 - 21:31:30 (ET)
Table '30629161 130' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: badpig158 (3203 in chips)
Seat 2: smith580 (9846 in chips)
Seat 3: william9th (1910 in chips)
Seat 4: Effexor1 (11880 in chips)
Seat 5: StackNurChps (10500 in chips)
Seat 6: chip0375 (2465 in chips)
Seat 7: tgsteven77 (4628 in chips)
Seat 8: areucalling (12185 in chips)
Seat 9: niller82 (5138 in chips)
badpig158: posts small blind 100
smith580: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Effexor1 [Jc Js]
william9th: folds
Effexor1: raises 600 to 800
StackNurChps: calls 800
chip0375: folds
tgsteven77: folds
areucalling: folds
niller82: folds
badpig158: folds
smith580: folds
*** FLOP *** [Td 4h Ts]
Effexor1: bets 2000
StackNurChps: raises 2000 to 4000
Effexor1: ???

I was in the money, 1700 started, there were maybe 250 or so left.

what to do, what to do...


Dec 30, 2005
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I would prbly just go all in. If he had a big pocket pair he would of reraised preflop because of your table image. Not likely he flopped trip tens. 444....doubt it.


Aug 18, 2006
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my guess would have to be that he floppped a boat, 4s over 10s as he was holding 44.
Jack Daniels

Jack Daniels

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Mar 26, 2005
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Based on the background you supplied, it would appear that he is playing off your image and recent cookie jar / hand syndrome.

He isn't chasing a draw this time based on board, but likely just has big cards (but not a big pair). I was going to say reraise all in, which may still be the best move, but it is possible that he's playing a hand like A10. odds are that he isn't though, so I think that I still move in here.