Some hands from the replay tourney last night

Dorkus Malorkus

Dorkus Malorkus

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I thought it would be somewhat interesting if in the interim while misch (meesh) is merging hand histories to highlight a few of the more interesting hands that I remember from my brief stay in the donkament.

My comments will be on the vid, so I'll probably refrain from saying anything substantial here for a while, but your thoughts are welcome (you might even get a mention ;))

#1

What the heck is going on here? Anyone want to take a stab at ranges for the two players, given this wacky action?

pokerstars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t20 (9 handed)

UTG+1 (t2500)
MP1 (t2490)
MP2 (t2470)
Hero (t2500)
CO (t2500)
Button (t2580)
SB (t2430)
BB (t2530)
UTG (t2500)

Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 2c, 8h.
1 fold, UTG+1 raises to t60, MP1 raises to t100, 3 folds, Button raises to t500, 2 folds, UTG+1 folds, MP1 calls t400.

Flop: (t1090) Jc, Ks, Th (2 players)
MP1 bets t120, Button raises to t600, MP1 calls t480.

Turn: (t2290) Ts (2 players)
MP1 checks, Button bets t500, MP1 raises to t1390, Button folds.

Final Pot: t4180

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#2

Again, ranges? Comments?

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t20 (9 handed)

SB (t1920)
BB (t4160)
UTG (t2470)
Hero (t2500)
MP1 (t2500)
MP2 (t1080)
MP3 (t2400)
CO (t2490)
Button (t2980)

Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with two cards.
1 fold, Hero raises to t60, 1 fold, MP2 calls t60, 5 folds.

Flop: (t150) 4h, 2s, 8c (2 players)
Hero bets t100, MP2 raises to t400, Hero raises to t2440, MP2 folds.

Final Pot: t2990

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#3

Is there any situation which justifies such a huge river overbet here?

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t50 (7 handed)

SB (t5013)
BB (t4708)
UTG (t2395)
Hero (t2312)
MP2 (t2772)
CO (t2850)
Button (t2450)

Preflop: Hero is MP1 with Ah, 6d.
3 folds, CO raises to t123, 2 folds, BB calls t73.

Flop: (t271) 7c, 2d, Jh (2 players)
BB checks, CO checks.

Turn: (t271) 7h (2 players)
BB bets t50, CO calls t50.

River: (t371) 9s (2 players)
BB bets t1150

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#4

Given that SB is a habitual SB raiser when folded to, what's my range here and why?

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t100 (6 handed)

CO (t1766)
Button (t3963)
SB (t5890)
Hero (t1987)
UTG (t6894)
MP (t2000)

Preflop: Hero is BB with two cards.
4 folds, SB raises to t350, Hero raises to t2087
 
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mischman

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Last time was 150 hands and took 2 weeks. this one is 214 hands and if it takes a day, i want something more
 
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Hand one I'd say utg+1 was KK (less possibly AA or JJ) and MP1 got too attached to 99 or some mid-low pair.

Be interesting to see :)
 
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Hand two, Hero's range is 88 or TT-QQ. If pushed I'd plump for JJ.

Villain I think has made a big mistake with AJ-AK I think given their stack.
 
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Hand three.

Got to have the boat to justify that either 7J, 79, 99, JJ, 22. Other than that it's dodgy even with the straight 8T as you are only getting called if behind.
 
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You're in trouble so your range is big here. I'd need more context for a proper range but probably KTs+ and any pair.
 
Dorkus Malorkus

Dorkus Malorkus

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How would you justify the huge overbet in hand 3 even if BB did have the boat? Given the action, what do we think CO could have, and given our thoughts on what CO could have, what makes a huge overbet like this optimal, or even reasonable compared with, say, a pot-sized bet?

I won't go into the other hands yet.
 
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Freakakanus

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I'm definately in the #4 hand and I think just by the statement above that your range was probably pretty wide since you say I habitually raise. Problem was that you hadn't played a hand in forever so when you push I had to give you props for a big hand.
Probably had nothing though......
 
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How would you justify the huge overbet in hand 3 even if BB did have the boat? Given the action, what do we think CO could have, and given our thoughts on what CO could have, what makes a huge overbet like this optimal, or even reasonable compared with, say, a pot-sized bet?

I won't go into the other hands yet.

I wouldn't justify the push and I don't like it either but the only possible rationale is to make it appear to be a daft bluff and induce a daft call for value which in $EV terms pays off more than a value bet of pot size would. Even as I type this I still think a smaller bet for value is better. Cut off could have any number of things.

Of course if it is a daft bluff I apologise in advance to whichever upstanding member of this fine community made the play :)
 
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