Yeah, I was generally thinking the same as you guys. After a minute, I reluctantly called, and he showed AA. O well.
April 7, 2014 | 8:11 p.m.
Bit of a gross spot. I think his small blind
flatting range is going to crush that flop a good portion of time, and even
when you are ahead, he will mostly turn up with oodles of combo draws, which
will have a lot of equity against your hand.
That being said, shoving probably isn’t horrible. It’s
a fast paced tournament, you started the hand with only 22BB, and you have
already invested 30% of your stack, and you said you don’t mind gambling. + It
seems like you are giving up to much when he makes you fold the best hand.
I think the deciding factor in this is the quality
of the players in the tournament. If it’s a tough field, I think I would be more
likely to unhappily get it in, shut my eyes, and make a prayer to the all
mighty poker gods.
But since it is a soft field, folding and finding
a better spot is probably the better option.
April 2, 2014 | 9:49 p.m.
The Villain had only been at my table for a little while, but he seemed to be a decent player.
Blinds are 300-600 No ante.
Folds to Villain, playing a stack of around 40-50K, and he raises to 2k in the HJ.
I start the hand with 32K, and flat on the button with 33. BB calls as well. 6.5K in the pot.
Flop comes AQ6 rainbow. BB checks, Villain checks, I bet 3.5K. BB folds, Villain calls. Turn is a 3. Still rainbow board. 13.5k in the middle.
Villain checks, I bet 7.5k, he calls. 28.5k in pot.
River is a 9, and he puts me all in for about 20kIsh.
I find his river shove weird, but is this always an "eventual snap call", does anybody find a fold in this spot?
April 1, 2014 | 10:28 p.m.
Blinds are 400/800 with 100 ante.
I start the hand with 113k, and raise to 1600 with 10d 9d in the hijack. Villain flats on the button, with a stack of 100k. Both blinds fold. No read on villain.
Flop comes Kc Qc 5d, I continue for 2400, Villain flats again.
Turn is the Js, giving me the 2nd nuts. I bet again for 4800, and villain shoves for 96k, into a pot of 15k. What do you do??
We just made it into the money, the average stack is about 25-35k (can't exactly remember) and me and the Villain both have a top 5 chip stack.
Aug. 6, 2013 | 9:49 p.m.
I'm thinking about grinding $1/2 NLHE games at my local casino, and I'm wondering if $4000 will be a big enough bankroll. I plan on buying in for between $125-$150, which gives me 27-32 buy ins. I used to play $2-4 live, and I was a winning player for awhile. But i was always under rolled for those stakes, and eventually I went on a big down swing, and I busted. So do you guys think 4k will be enough to be able to withstand the variance? Or should I be looking to have at least 6k or more?
I know bankrolls can be a very customizable numbers, which depend on many variables, but I am a competent player, and I am miles ahead of the average donks frequently seen grazing at the $1/2 live games.
This is my first time posting on here, and any advice would be appreciated.