$ NL HE MTT: When you meet the villain, and you have notes.

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First hand of the tournament, I only went all-in in this hand because I already knew the villain and I knew he plays very loose.
His VPIP is 41.06% and PFR 19.08 over 381 hands.
I know that many will say that I also played wrong, that I took an unnecessary risk, but as it is a freeroll, and as I mentioned above that I know the villain well, so I decided to take the risk.

pokerstars, Hold'em No Limit - 10/20 (2 ante) - 8 players
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UTG: 2,000 (100 bb)
UTG+1: 2,000 (100 bb)
MP: 2,000 (100 bb)
MP+1: 2,000 (100 bb)
CO: 2,000 (100 bb)
BU: 2,000 (100 bb)
SB: 2,000 (100 bb)
BB (Hero): 2,000 (100 bb)


Pre-Flop:
(46) Hero is BB with A K
6 players fold, SB raises to 120, Hero 3-bets to 1,998 (all-in), SB calls 1,878 (all-in)

Flop: (4,012) 9 T 3 (2 players, 2 all-in)

Turn: (4,012) 2 (2 players, 2 all-in)

River: (4,012) 6 (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: 4,012

Showdown:
BB (Hero) shows A K (a flush, Ace high)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 71%, Flop: 85%, Turn: 89%, River: 100%)

SB shows K Q (high card, King)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 29%, Flop: 15%, Turn: 11%, River: 0%)

BB (Hero) wins 4,012
 
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It also depends on what type of freeroll that was. When it comes to freerolls on PS with thousands of participants for 5 to 25 tickets, AK is clearly a first-hand Allin.
In a CC freeroll, things look completely different again. Although a preflop allin is too big even when it comes to reads.
 
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The oversized 3-bet worked for you this time, since you got him to call it off with worse. But overall I would prefer to make a more normal 3-bet like 360-400 chips in position. I think, this will induce more mistakes from the opponent on average, and you also train yourself to play more normal poker rather than relying on your opponents to make massive mistakes, because its a freeroll :)
 
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Nice In a freeroll you can play as you like, and I dont it is that bad, your hand is in the top range, and you have solid info on your opponent, maybe your opponent will see this an learn someting.
But as others have noted this will not get you through in ”real poker”, so keep having fun in the freerolls…..but rethink your game when you play for real.
 
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What were you thinking in that freeroll that had only ~40entrants, 7 paid, when you limped in BvB, you check-raised on a Q74 rainbow flop & BB 4Bet you allin and you called it off with Q9o. Did you have a read on BB?
 
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You were the owner of 74?, what a pity.
She ended up 31st, what a shame?
I love inducing villain to get it in as a 3-to-1 dog. Can't wait til' the next time - - ez game! I thought for sure it was something like this >>>>>ScreenHunter 5342
 
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The oversized 3-bet worked for you this time, since you got him to call it off with worse. But overall I would prefer to make a more normal 3-bet like 360-400 chips in position. I think, this will induce more mistakes from the opponent on average, and you also train yourself to play more normal poker rather than relying on your opponents to make massive mistakes, because its a freeroll :)
I completely agree with your reasoning, but let's say I 3bet villain and if he goes all-in what should I do, fold my AK?
 
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I completely agree with your reasoning, but let's say I 3bet villain and if he goes all-in what should I do, fold my AK?

There's no way to fold to an all in AKs sb vs bb, even more so being a freeroll that several players shove a lot of much worse hands.
 
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I don't mind gambling here, you mentioned pretty well - you had the notes, the hand, and it's happening in a freeroll - and the reality is, that some1 who is able to pay you 6bb blind vs blind without any reasoning, would just pay your all-in as well.
 
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I don't mind gambling here, you mentioned pretty well - you had the notes, the hand, and it's happening in a freeroll - and the reality is, that some1 who is able to pay you 6bb blind vs blind without any reasoning, would just pay your all-in as well.
As you mentioned, it doesn't make sense for the villain to open 6bb from the small, I believe he wouldn't do that with AA, KK or QQ, so I decided to go allin, of course I ran a big risk of going out on the first hand, but it was as I mentioned, I knew the way villain plays and it was a freeroll, I didn't invest anything.
 
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Wow 🤩 I can’t believe someone would call off all their chips pre flop with KQs wow 😯 nice 👍 read
 
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