Pocket Sevens... Right Decision?



Feb 4, 2008
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So i had just lost about 14000 in chips after my aces got cracked by KJ

so im left with this size stack a few hands later

was i right in pushing this?

full tilt poker Game #5373281845: $1 Tournament (40754402), Table 41 - 300/600 Ante 75 - No Limit Hold'em - 19:31:51 ET - 2008/02/23
Seat 1: JewBoy07 (2,538)
Seat 2: aljoseph (5,875)
Seat 3: theYCguy (30,075)
Seat 4: WildDuces234 (11,720)
Seat 5: Scott Fischman (9,913)
Seat 6: joaokar (23,920)
Seat 7: Cwdric (3,516)
Seat 8: ratguy (28,510)
Seat 9: kyblue007 (9,228)
JewBoy07 antes 75
aljoseph antes 75
theYCguy antes 75
WildDuces234 antes 75
Scott Fischman antes 75
joaokar antes 75
Cwdric antes 75
ratguy antes 75
kyblue007 antes 75
theYCguy posts the small blind of 300
WildDuces234 posts the big blind of 600
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to JewBoy07 [7d 7s]
Scott Fischman has 15 seconds left to act
kyblue007 has been disconnected
aljoseph has been disconnected
Scott Fischman calls 600
aljoseph has reconnected
kyblue007 has reconnected
joaokar calls 600
Cwdric folds
ratguy folds
kyblue007 folds
JewBoy07 raises to 2,463, and is all in
aljoseph folds
theYCguy folds
WildDuces234 folds
Scott Fischman has 15 seconds left to act
Scott Fischman raises to 9,838, and is all in
joaokar folds
Scott Fischman shows [Js Ah]
JewBoy07 shows [7d 7s]
Uncalled bet of 7,375 returned to Scott Fischman
*** FLOP *** [Ts 3c 7c]
*** TURN *** [Ts 3c 7c] 8♦
*** RIVER *** [Ts 3c 7c 8d] 9♥
Scott Fischman shows a straight, Jack high
JewBoy07 shows three of a kind, Sevens
Scott Fischman wins the pot (7,101) with a straight, Jack high
JewBoy07 stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 7,101 | Rake 0
Board: [Ts 3c 7c 8d 9h]
Seat 1: JewBoy07 showed [7d 7s] and lost with three of a kind, Sevens
Seat 2: aljoseph (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: theYCguy (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: WildDuces234 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Scott Fischman showed [Js Ah] and won (7,101) with a straight, Jack high
Seat 6: joaokar folded before the Flop
Seat 7: Cwdric folded before the Flop
Seat 8: ratguy folded before the Flop
Seat 9: kyblue007 folded before the Flop


I'm confused
Jun 30, 2006
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Pretty standard play with your stack at this point. You were in a coin flip and lost nothing you can do about that. Played fine by both you and villan.


Back to work ... zzzzz
Oct 3, 2007
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Both played well, IMO. Not many other choices here. Just a race - pair vs. 2 overcards.

Some days you're the windshield and some days you're the bug.


Stacks & Stacks
Feb 7, 2008
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Your stack was too small to just call and go set mining. Can't be results oriented, yes if you had called and the others had folded (big if) then you might have been able to win with an AI on the flop but you can't think that way as it will lead to future mistakes that will cost you even more in the long run.

Preflop you will win 55 outta 100
Post Flop you will win 90 outta 100

So you got lucky to go from 55/100 to 90/100 and then got unlucky to lose.

But you also don't know what types of hands your AI pushed out preflop, like 89, JT etc. that would have then had good odds to call an AI after the flop.

You had a decision to make preflop and as has been said you made the right one. Don't use the results to try and convince yourself that there was a 'better' or 'equally good' way to play it.


Feb 4, 2008
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thanks guys

thanks for the input everybody



Feb 18, 2008
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You had an M of approx. 2. No one had shown strength. You had a mid PP in the CO position. Easy push. You're certainly not going to fold in this situation.


Rising Star
Feb 29, 2008
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Yeh, with an M of 1.6 this is a obvious call for all-in IMO, you simply have to put doe s chips in dere with a 77.