OFC hand: Pocket thress in LP.

ChuckTs

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Just wondering what you analytical-heads think of this situation.
This is late in the OFC freeroll, overall play is semi-tight and I've played a fairly tight aggressive game up til this point. I had started stealing blinds and pots and making a whole lot more moves at this stage of the tourney.

The only reads I have on him are that he's fairly tight, and somewhere in the middle in terms of aggressiveness. The thing is that I'd raised his and Itz_Me's blind several times because they just didn't fight back. I'm thinking either he's trying to fight back against my stealing and resteal, or I'm dominated. This is where I'm lacking in my game: an advanced player would be able to pin odds on certain types of hands and react based on what he thought the OP had. I just thought of it as either 33 vs overcards, or vs bigger pair.

Any thoughts?

pokerstars Game #5495620446: Tournament #26128650, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level XIII (1000/2000) - 2006/07/08 - 18:22:11 (ET)
Table '26128650 224' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: atlgator (26362 in chips)
Seat 2: ChuckTs (23337 in chips)
Seat 3: Itz Me (13671 in chips)
Seat 4: MmmmBalf (13618 in chips)
Seat 5: juiceeQ (44135 in chips)
Seat 6: PokerHajarSe (19042 in chips)
Seat 7: JaysForLife (21130 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 8: nastipasti (25411 in chips)
Seat 9: SuzieQ72 (43811 in chips)
atlgator: posts the ante 100
ChuckTs: posts the ante 100
Itz Me: posts the ante 100
MmmmBalf: posts the ante 100
juiceeQ: posts the ante 100
PokerHajarSe: posts the ante 100
JaysForLife: posts the ante 100
nastipasti: posts the ante 100
SuzieQ72: posts the ante 100
Itz Me: posts small blind 1000
MmmmBalf: posts big blind 2000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [3s 3h]
juiceeQ: folds
PokerHajarSe: folds
JaysForLife: folds
nastipasti: folds
SuzieQ72: folds
atlgator: folds
ChuckTs: raises 4000 to 6000
Itz Me: folds
MmmmBalf: raises 7518 to 13518 and is all-in
ChuckTs:....................
 
Dorkus Malorkus

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Pretty standard fold.

We're either behind or coinflipping - not the sort of situation we want to be in. Even if it's possible he's restealing with something like JT, it's still only a coinflip.

I usually push/fold this pf from the button here, depending on the exact tourney situation and reads on the blinds. It's usually a push - and certainly if you're planning on calling a reraise from BB you should really have just pushed beforehand.
 
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call in a coinflip situation getting about 2:1
or fold and wait for a better spot.
either way not a bad choice.... i'd lean toward calling though if I did NOT think he had a pair
 
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another note... i don't know if i Make this raise with 3/3 here

also.... you called and he showed you AQ?
 
ChuckTs

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Dingodaddy23 said:
also.... you called and he showed you AQ?
huh? where'd you get that from, Dingo?

Results were that I folded, and he mucked.

The more I look at this HH, the more I realize how much of an easy fold this is. I posted this while still adrenalized from that tourney, and I think I was just running hands that 'coulda been' through my head. I still raise here almost every time, but after getting reraised, there is very little I could be ahead of, 22 or 3x being the only hands that I'm really dominating. The rest would be a gamble, so a fold is probably best.

Thanks for the input, fellas.
 
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I tend to disagree... if you are going to make this raise you are almost obligated to call the extra push


The AQ comment was just a guess.
 
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I had the same situation I think a little later on, only with pocket 7s. I raised 3x BB, atlgator reraised all in (about 20,000 chips I think). Well, instead of being smart and patient, I called. He held pocket 10's, I didn't improve and lost half my chips. That was the one hand that really did me in. I'm still mad at myself. :(

You made the right choice IMO, Chuck. Live to fight another day. :)
 
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i would have folded them 33`s in the blink of an eye,,, they were really pushing things at my table thats why i changed my game plan, it was big raises or allins, they played just like freerollers at my table>> buck:hello:
 
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let me put it this way... if you believe the opponet is pushing overcards, you HAVE to call.
 
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