Short stack to 2nd in 2 hands!!

TrentsMomm

TrentsMomm

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Please let me know what you think about how I played both of these hands.
The first hand came (shown below), folded the next hand, then the second hand posted was the next hand.

In this hand I figured I should go all-in being short stacked. Should I have done that or wait on a better hand (which imo couldn't get much better?) I was really card dead until this.

pokerstars Game #13821041985: Tournament #70157393, $1.00+$0.20 Hold'em
No Limit - Level V (75/150) - 2007/12/12 - 19:21:59 (ET)
Table '70157393 2' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: Balthezzar (6575 in chips)
Seat 2: dAnieLfLe (3575 in chips)
Seat 3: kaschi2 (4600 in chips)
Seat 4: luchomatz (2385 in chips)
Seat 5: Trent's Momm (725 in chips)
Seat 7: dknight87 (3240 in chips)
Seat 8: Tjolmar (4785 in chips)
Seat 9: CaptainO56 (1115 in chips)
Tjolmar: posts small blind 75
CaptainO56: posts big blind 150
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Trent's Momm [Ks Qs]
Balthezzar: folds
dAnieLfLe: calls 150
kaschi2: calls 150
luchomatz: calls 150
Trent's Momm: raises 575 to 725 and is all-in
dknight87: folds
Tjolmar: folds
CaptainO56: folds
dAnieLfLe: calls 575
kaschi2: calls 575
luchomatz: folds
*** FLOP *** [5h 7s Kc]
dAnieLfLe: checks
kaschi2: checks
*** TURN *** [5h 7s Kc] 2♥
dAnieLfLe: checks
kaschi2: checks
*** RIVER *** [5h 7s Kc 2h] 7♣
dAnieLfLe: checks
kaschi2: folds
*** SHOW DOWN ***
dAnieLfLe: shows [Ah Qc] (a pair of Sevens)
Trent's Momm: shows [Ks Qs] (two pair, Kings and Sevens)
Trent's Momm collected 2550 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2550 | Rake 0
Board [5h 7s Kc 2h 7c]
Seat 1: Balthezzar folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: dAnieLfLe showed [Ah Qc] and lost with a pair of Sevens
Seat 3: kaschi2 folded on the River
Seat 4: luchomatz folded before Flop
Seat 5: Trent's Momm showed [Ks Qs] and won (2550) with two pair, Kings
and Sevens
Seat 7: dknight87 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Tjolmar (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: CaptainO56 (big blind) folded before Flop



In this hand, since he raised I thought I would just call and see the flop. When he went all-in after the flop I called because I was thinking he really had nothing yet, but if he did have a Q, I thought my kicker was better. Yes, he could of had trips or 2 pair but I really didn't think so.


PokerStars Game #13821068165: Tournament #70157393, $1.00+$0.20 Hold'em
No Limit - Level V (75/150) - 2007/12/12 - 19:23:24 (ET)
Table '70157393 2' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: Balthezzar (6425 in chips)
Seat 2: dAnieLfLe (2400 in chips)
Seat 3: kaschi2 (4550 in chips)
Seat 4: luchomatz (2235 in chips)
Seat 5: Trent's Momm (2550 in chips)
Seat 7: dknight87 (3240 in chips)
Seat 8: Tjolmar (4710 in chips)
Seat 9: CaptainO56 (890 in chips)
Balthezzar: posts small blind 75
dAnieLfLe: posts big blind 150
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Trent's Momm [Ks Qd]
kaschi2: raises 300 to 450
luchomatz: folds
Trent's Momm: calls 450
dknight87: folds
Tjolmar: folds
CaptainO56: folds
Balthezzar: folds
dAnieLfLe: folds
*** FLOP *** [5s 6d Qc]
kaschi2: bets 4100 and is all-in
Trent's Momm: calls 2100 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [5s 6d Qc] 7♦
*** RIVER *** [5s 6d Qc 7d] 9♥
*** SHOW DOWN ***
kaschi2: shows [Ad Kh] (high card Ace)
Trent's Momm: shows [Ks Qd] (a pair of Queens)
Trent's Momm collected 5325 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 5325 | Rake 0
Board [5s 6d Qc 7d 9h]
Seat 1: Balthezzar (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: dAnieLfLe (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: kaschi2 showed [Ad Kh] and lost with high card Ace
Seat 4: luchomatz folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Trent's Momm showed [Ks Qd] and won (5325) with a pair of
Queens
Seat 7: dknight87 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Tjolmar folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: CaptainO56 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
 
NineLions

NineLions

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Hand #1, KQ is fine for shoving when you have 5 big blinds left. No fold equity, but, that's to be expected at this level. The person with the AQ should have raised, but even then you have to shove. lol the fold on the river, to hide what they called with, I guess.

Hand #2, KQ isn't a hand for calling 1/6 of your stack. It's too easily dominated and can get you into more trouble than it wins for you. Calling the flop shove is better as he might have JJ/TT/99/KQ, although you're losing to AQ/QQ/KK/AA. You're getting 1.5-1 and there's probably a 50-50 chance that you're ahead.
 
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switch0723

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hand #1, there isnt much to analyse. You got your money in with the worst of it and won, nothing wrong with that as i see it :)

Hand#2, You got your money in with the best of it and won, nothing wrong with that either:)
 
jaymfc

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my 2c , #1 was perfect , couldn't ask for much more in that situation , most would say you should have shoved before the 5bb mode but I wait for about 5bb too.

#2 I guess I'm tight but no way I call the raise pf w/kqo , your ok now with 15bb , no need to push anything yet.
post flop would be more of gut call , I would have put him on AQ and folded while crying so I could wait for a more sure thing later. but sometimes you gotta go for it , good read.
 
jaketrevvor

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Hand 1: tick
Hand 2: I reiterate the thoughts of those above that it's too much of your stack to call here with KQo pf. On the flop: you would literally have to pay me more than first prize to get me to lay down TP(2nd)TK against a bunch of $1 tourn newbilicious donkfaces. Plus, can we write to all poker sites (ps and ft are big culprits) and complain about the MASSIVE entry fee on the $1 tourneys/SnGs? *angry vibes*
 
soccerfreakjj10

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I agree with everyone (lol)

No point in flat calling such as easily dominated hand like KQ. YOu either want a bunch of fold equity and push here, or just lay it down.

I would lay it down though.
 
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