This is a discussion on 3 interest hands from PS CC FRC freeroll August 12,2020 within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; 3 interest hands from PS CC FRC freeroll August 12,2020
First two hands are big hands running into big hands. Not sure I can add anything on either of them other than I think your flat in the BB there is correct even though we are short. I think you are not strong enough to jam yet the price is too good to fold and given your stack of 8BB, going down to 7BB there is not a big deal if you do not hit the flop. Being the one to close the action is key there.
Hand 3 is an interesting hand. I think it is better here to pre flop fold. Our hand is weak here plus we are not closing the action and we will be out of position to everyone including the one stack that can bust us that is in the BB. I like folding here and playing more loosely 4 handed in position. As played though the flop check is obvious and we get lucky that all check behind. The turn hits us but you do a good job imo of checking in that spot. When it comes back to us I think it is a trivial call as we only have 2nd pair shit kicker and there was a bet and a call in front of us. On the river I disagree with the lead jam here. I think you are only getting called by the made flushes and the possible A4 straight. I dont see a one pair hand even thinking of calling here and action has been not overly aggressive to this point so there is no reason to think someone has a strong second best hand. I would check given I am going against two villains here and the flush came in hoping they bet small or check behind.
The first two hands really play themselves. It happens sometimes that monster runs into monster and one has to win.
The third hand, should be a fold pre-flop. I assume you called because of the great pot odds, but against 3 opponents and not closing the action, calling with 7-3o is not a profitable play. I would advocate raising over calling, because no one has shown any real aggression. Raising to 4.5-5BB's here probably gets all your opponents to fold, whilst leaving you a more than playable stack when you get called or 3-bet.
As it was played though, I would check call on the river. By shoving you are allowing your opponent to play almost perfectly, calling with only straights and flushes and maybe sets. By checking you are giving your opponent the opportunity to bluff when he doesn't hit and you can call off fairly well, while not going broke when you lose.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
The hand pretty much play itself, and always nice to hold, when we are ahead.
The buy with 55 should have folded, but for QQ it was just a cooler.
You should not completely from SB without some kind of decent playable hand like a pair, a broadway, a suited ace or a suited connector. As played check-call turn, check-call river. You are overplaying your hand on the river. You dont even have a good two pair, and straights and flushes are possible.