Trouble hand



This hand got me into trouble, if any good players can give me insight on what I did wrong, I would greatly appreciate it. I was originally trying to steel the blinds but I did have a middle pair so it wasn't a terrible hand. I had resently arrived at the table so I didn't have a great read on Crazy but from what I saw he was not a loose player. Thanks, here it is

PokerStars Game #8097596726: Tournament #41088818, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level V (75/150) - 2007/01/24 - 10:07:21 (ET)
Table '41088818 5' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: goirish#180 (4970 in chips)
Seat 2: ACalculator (3780 in chips)
Seat 3: marcoohtje (1220 in chips) out of hand (moved from another table into small blind)
Seat 4: r!kku (6297 in chips)
Seat 5: Crazy ED 2 (2140 in chips)
Seat 6: PHENOM40 (2170 in chips)
Seat 7: ramalak566 (1375 in chips)
Seat 8: gassp (9188 in chips)
Seat 9: HamburgHSV (6147 in chips)
r!kku: posts small blind 75
Crazy ED 2: posts big blind 150
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ACalculator [9h 9c]
PHENOM40: folds
ramalak566: folds
gassp: folds
HamburgHSV: folds
goirish#180: folds
ACalculator: raises 150 to 300
r!kku: folds
Crazy ED 2: raises 150 to 450
ACalculator: calls 150
*** FLOP *** [3h Ac 4h]
Crazy ED 2: bets 150
ACalculator: raises 300 to 450
Crazy ED 2: raises 300 to 750
ACalculator: calls 300
*** TURN *** [3h Ac 4h] [5d]
Crazy ED 2: bets 940 and is all-in
ACalculator: folds
Crazy ED 2 collected 2475 from pot
Crazy ED 2: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2475 | Rake 0
Board [3h Ac 4h 5d]
Seat 1: goirish#180 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: ACalculator (button) folded on the Turn
Seat 4: r!kku (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: Crazy ED 2 (big blind) collected (2475)
Seat 6: PHENOM40 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: ramalak566 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: gassp folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: HamburgHSV folded before Flop (didn't bet)


NEVER miniraise. You're in late position with a good, not great hand and zero action before you. You should have made it at least 3x the big blind. You might have just gotten a small pot but its better than losing a big pot. I like your raise on the flop becuase it will tell you where your opponent stands. In this case, it's clear he has Ace something. I would fold right there.


Rock Star
wow... ummm....

I'm not sure where to start on this - I don't mean to be rude or insulting, but this was a terribly played hand.

PF - middle pair, no action in front of you, on the button. If you're in, raise 4xBB (600), not a minraise. you're asking for callers by minraising, and you don't want a caller. Your minraise looks weak, and the BB is perfectly justified in re-raising you on that weakness if he has an A or even a K. Either make the big raise, or limp and play for set-value or a low board.

Flop. An A comes off and your opponent bets. you've got 9's. What do you think he's betting with? I thnk you have to fold, or at most flat call here. You raise (3x his bet, which is good if you decide to raise here, although I don't know why you raise), he re-raises. Fold now, please?

His Bet on the flop is either an Ace or two hearts - and the re-raise, in my mind, tells me it's not two hearts.


You got the info on flop, he has the ace, fold the 99s. Theyre worth nothing. a pocket pair looks good but isnt worth much in this situation. And why call 750 on flop and fold to a 900 turn bet.

I think you simply got caught up in betting and didnt take time to think it through. It happens to me a lot.


great advice here for the next time your in a similar situation.
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like everyone said raise more preflop.

on the flop it isn't a instant fold because his bet is very small in relation to the pot but I don't like raising him here. You are only going to get called if he has you beat. Sure he could be raising with something like JJ-KK and might fold to a re-raise but I doubt he is betting here with JJ-kk with you raising preflop.

He most likely has a ace....most likely a weak one like AT or AJ, A2 is also big chance and he just hit wheel.


Thanks guys for the advise. Greatly appreciated. Zebranky, thanks for being brutally honest that's what I need, and thanks shinedown for the welcome.
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