Hey. The other day I was playing on Redkings poker at 0.50/1 and 1/2 after a while I got disconnected in the middle of a hand with the nut flush on the river with only a little bit to call. I tried to reconnect but i couldn't see any tables in the lobby and my money was not in my account. It took about an hour after I contacted support about it until I could see my money back in my account and I could start playing again. But the problem is I never got the money back from all the tables I was playing and the money i lost in those pot. I emailed them about it, they said they would investigate it, but sometimes it happened when they are running maintenance at the same time. It's been couple days now and I tried to contact them again and they don't answer me anymore. The same problem happened the day after and lost money again in the same way. I hope some people can see that and don't make the same mistake that i made, and play on redkings poker. I hope I'll get that money refund cause this is not professional and ethic from a poker network to not pay for their mistakes. I'll tell you if I finally get my refund but if I don't, I strongly suggest to players who wanted to deposit on that website not to do it. Thanks.
April 20, 2017 | 7:31 p.m.
Yes, I think it's a fold, the only bluff you can beat is a missed flush, and Q5, maybe. Like you said J9 and KJ got there and he's also reping 55 which he happened to have. But it' also hard to fold Q10 and fold top 2 pair on the flop, but discipline is one of the key to success. Keep up your hard work and good luck at the table.
March 25, 2017 | 12:10 a.m.
I usually prefer to raise my draws on the flop, and my big hands as well, to build a pot. So in that situation, I would have raise on the flop. But i think you also got a little bit unlucky that he had triple 10. I realize that a lot of your bluff that doesn't work are on paired board, which usually, imo, are not good board to bluff (at least in HU). But maybe it's just a small sample and you don't post the bluffs on paired board. Thanks for sharing again.
March 25, 2017 | 12:02 a.m.
I'm not a fan of the call OTF, with a GSSD and a BDF i would consider a raise or, on the tighter side, a fold. Your hand will be harder to play with just a call but it also depend on your opponent tendencies. With his check on the turn i would definitely bet there cause you have absolutely no showdown value and a little bit of equity and fold equity against his range (AK, AJs, 88-JJ). If he raise it's an obvious fold and if he just call you can reevaluate OTR. With his overbet OTR I think it's a fold, most of the time overbet = strength, and with a pair of nine you're not in really good shape there. I don't really like the lines you took overall in that hand except preflop. But like you said, it was your last hand of the session and mistakes happen. Have a good one.
March 24, 2017 | 5:42 p.m.
Your preflop raise is good against CO, your sizing is excellent. Your continuation bet on the flop is pretty straight forward. The check call on the turn is good as well. You could also bet the turn sometimes, but i like your line there. But on the river you missed your draws, you have descent showdown value if it's a check/check, But with villain betting, I think it's fold. Like you said, you're blocking his bluff combos by having 2 spades. And I'm pretty sure he would value bet a J there. By checking the turn and river you're not representing QQ+ anymore, except if you play tricky to trap him. You're pretty much at the bottom of your range there. Even with A10 with no spades I think it's a clear fold. Usually, paired board are bad board to bluff, so you gotta give villain some credit and fold a second pair. Also, if you are planning on calling those type of board no matter what, it could have some merit in donk betting 1/4 or 1/3 pot on the river to make it cheaper and fold to a raise. But I dont think it's the best line and balancing a donk betting range is pretty hard. Have a good one.
March 24, 2017 | 5:04 p.m.
I think with top pair medium kicker you have to much showdown value to turn your hand into a bluff. what were you trying to accomplish? Fold JJ+? Maybe if you had 68 and missed your SD you could turn you pair of 6 into a bluff with the scary spade on the river. But even though i think you have a good bluff catcher and i don't think you make any JJ+ or better hand fold (Maybe
Q10, K10 would fold on that move). I like to use that trick as well, but not with that much showdown value. Cheers
March 24, 2017 | 4:31 p.m.
Hi, in my opinion, i think it's a bit spewy. First, pre flop nothing bad there. Anything between 3x 3bet (if the player fold a lot to 3bet) to 4.5x 3bet is fine. You could even go bigger if you had more infos on the player, like does he 4bet bluff a lot, or call very light. On the flop, i would have bet at least 50% of the pot, probably 2/3, ( it's closer to my default play) but idk what your default play is. Plus, OOP with a 1/3 bet, it's very easy to villain to float and steal the pot on further street. Idk your 3bet range against BN, maybe something like 88 or 99+, A10s+, AJo+, KQ, some Q10s-J10s type a hand as well ( Idk if you balance your 3bet with some A5s And some small suited connectors as well). Considering that range, i would bet a little bit bigger to protect my 88+ and have better fold equity on my draws ( let say 56s or A5 suited if it's in your 3bet range). On the turn, the K might look like a scary card and a good barrel card. So i don't really have any major problem here betting, cause if you check you'll turn your card face up when you do 2barrel.With you range you would probably 2 barrel FD, GSSD, pair of king and AA. But on the river, with the second king on the board, the only hands you're reping are AK, KQ or bluff. Would you play AA, or QQ like that? You would probably check call those type of hand. This play could work against very good players, who know that it's a bad board to bluff (or you have it, or you don't). But against most regs and fun players at NL50, i don't think they have the best knowledge about range and board texture, so you don't have to worry to much about balancing your range, and they are a bit fishy. The only best hand you could fold by betting is AQc, and you would not have to over bet to pot to accomplish that. I think there's merit to some overbet bluff from time to time, to balance your range, cause when you do have a hand, you'll get paid. But on that type of board,( paired board) at NL50, I'm not sure it was the best option, but i might be wrong. :) Thanks for sharing. Good luck.