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Awesome run out for QQ.
I'd do one of two things.
Given that he's a tight grinder.
I think 90% of the time he has AK here sometimes he'll call with 99. Either throw in a value bet of just a little more then turn bet, or what could workout better try to induce a bluff with a small bet and try to represent weakness if he's observant. Then snap call whatever he raises.

May 21, 2016 | 2:52 p.m.

This is a tough spot for you to get it in by the river and you win the pot.
Because if straight improve you're gona need a boat at the river. So flop bet is where you can get the most value! How much do you think an open ended straight draw would call on the flop? I'd the first question. With only one ace out there, really can't see any other hands out there that would continue, by the river it's really easy to get away if the straight hits and they lead. So the flop should be your main concern not the river. Ideally someone is slow playing a set on the flop or button has like AK. Would be the best situation then you can get value all the way to the river.

May 21, 2016 | 2:43 p.m.

Utg is a tough spot because you don't really know what the proper open bet is, going 5 way with just one pair and 2 outs to improve is not ideal. I'd probably go 25 or 30 utg. On the flop it looks like a pretty tight table to fold to a half size bet. But still after the old tight guy calls, you should almost never put him on KQ or a set unless you've seen him slow play often before. If his tight the only hand that makes sense is like a AQ or maybe JTs. He could be trying to get to showdown cheap with AQ or chase draw.
On the river, a value bet is better then shoving, because he would only call all in with a straight since he would've raised flop or turn with a set. So a value bet to get a call from a rivered 2 pair is by far a better play.

May 17, 2016 | 5:38 p.m.

Based on the table flow, absolutely bet 80 to 100. But be cautious if you get called and immediately put them on a range.
Most likely to call A rag or Broadway without a K. Or possibly a pair bigger then yours. Ideally you'd want reads on them and test them with a 3/4 pot bet on flop. Most of the time you pick it up.

Nov. 26, 2015 | 2:38 a.m.

Post | Ace8spades posted in Other: OMG! I can't stop bubbling!

What in the world is the best bubble strategy?
When we have chip lead? Average stack? And small stack?

Nov. 26, 2015 | 2:29 a.m.

This exactly my though!
I second this! :)

Nov. 26, 2015 | 2:06 a.m.

It's just too risky to continue after the flop bet unless you have a solid read on his betting. Gotta fold. I would probably just muck pre flop and wait til I'm in position.

Nov. 26, 2015 | 2:03 a.m.

Hey everyone,
I'm attempting to built a bankroll playing single table SNGs and trying to learn what the latest education that works is out there.
I would appreciate any suggestions if you currently specialize on these games or if there is any product or form of training I should try.



Nov. 21, 2015 | 10:13 p.m.

I know you said you don't like reading but it might be worth it. Liz from cardplayer asked Jonathan Little what the best book he ever read was and he said it was the Zen of poker. it helps with not going on tilt or managing the tilt you do go on. I've made really similar mistakes before where I get the loosing end of a flip or get bluffed or get caught bluffing. and start playing marginal hands aggressively these are those days where I've lost $600 and $700 within an hour in 1/2 cash. it's one of the biggest mistakes you can make. I feel like taking time away from the table and better preparing for what triggers these habits will help next time you play.

Nov. 19, 2015 | 7:42 p.m.

yeah the payout structure would have a lot to do with my decisions. Most players would probably snap call also and be cool with the outcome. It's not a bad play.
however I've done both before and if you feel like you have an advantage over your opponent post flop I'd just limp preflop. and try to outplay him if I have a good read on him.

Nov. 19, 2015 | 7:34 p.m.

hand 2) man! another tough spot.
I think this one depends a lot on your image to him. you opened under the gun so most of the time you have a pretty strong hand there. depends on if your image influenced his shove. if image had nothing to do with it, I'd say the worst hand he has here is a flush draw. most likely 7x considering he had pot odds to flat pre. he could also have a small to medium pocket pair trying to protect on a favorable board if he puts you on AJ+. if he had showed lose tendencies and had made similar moves before I'd call but if he had been playing tight and seemed like a thinking player I'd fold.

Nov. 19, 2015 | 7:23 p.m.

hand 1) I'd probably bet flop for value and info getting. I felt like you got lucky he played it weak. I wouldn't feel comfortable x/calling since there are so many over cards to the 8 or even a possible Kx that he could attempt to steal with.
I think the best plays are re-stealing if you believe his stealing range is wide and the second best play I'd probably go anywhere between 1/2 to 2/3 pot bet on flop. it would help to know his floating tendencies to determine if your dead or if you can make him fold with a shove on turn.

Nov. 19, 2015 | 7:12 p.m.

such a tough spot. I'd be more concerned with the small stacks behind you that could shove. I feel like it's very profitable to flat pre let him c-bet and shove raise him.
I'd try to get a read on the guy to your left and if you feel like he's folding I'd definitely flat and check-shove on flop considering that the aggressive player is playing so wide and c-betting always. specially on the A74 flop.
Also considering the flush draw and over cards to the 7 and 4 maybe calling on flop instead of jamming could get him to put more chips in the pot. most likely even if you miss the flush you will have the best hand here given his wide range.

Nov. 19, 2015 | 6:51 p.m.

In that spot I feel like the earlier you get info the better. so I would definitely bet half pot on the flop and try to make a read if you get raised if they're making a play or might have flopped two pair or possibly a straight. Ideally you would only want 1 caller in this wet board.

Nov. 19, 2015 | 6:41 p.m.

thank you so much for your input.
yeah the blind structure goes:
and so on. I've seen it 20k/40k in the final table.
you are absolutely correct, it is a soft field with the exception of a few players. but most have no idea on stack sizes and bet sizes. you know I read a lot about poker and watch videos and wonder how can these live players be so bad. even when I'm representing the winning hand so well they still call.
I do see TAG playing style working vs them.
thanks again for your insight. I really appreciate it and looking forward to next weeks tourneys.

Nov. 19, 2015 | 6:32 p.m.

Hi Everyone,
This is Gino, this is my first post.
2 weeks ago I just started playing a local charity tourney that I want to learn how to win consistently in.
I've played in it 5 times in a field of 50 to 70 people each time.
I placed 1st, 14th, 4th, 20th, and last night like 30th. Only cashed on 1st $550 and 4th $170.
So $720-$200= $500 in profit. - $30 in tips $470 total earned. which most of I lost in $1/$2 cash game that I didn't have the bankroll for.
So I would really appreciate any tips on this tournament structure I plan on playing Mon, Tues, and Weds.
I'd say I'm a thinking player and I try to take advantage of weak tendencies but I feel like there's gotta be something I don't know that I can use.



Nov. 19, 2015 | 2:40 p.m.

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