I don't like the check raise with top pair 9 kicker, you are unbalancing your game and when he reraises you're pretty dead. I play check call. and see on the turn. The point here is our stack which is really complicated, for ICM maybe a fold preflop.
Sept. 28, 2018 | 6 a.m.
Hi! to me this hand is simple if you had some notes. Preflop I like to make my 3-bet a little bit bigger like to 9x and up to 10 or 11 if the villain is a calling fishy. I don't bet half the pot never I would make to 1/3 there and on the turn our mate is right, you block his bluffs and block QJ which ok he could have but unlikely. I would blindly call hoping for him to have KJ/AJ because we can't always be folding when doubled card appears on the flop when we got premium. If you know that fish is check raising turn with monsters on flop then easy fold, if he is a regular standard fish I call.
Sept. 27, 2018 | 6:25 a.m.
All in preflop
Sept. 26, 2018 | 1:46 a.m.
Even though I agree with Mister Madeira about 3-betting preflop, there is a fish (on micro everyone is a fish until they demonstrate they are not) that is roling, and making a good size rol, that is saying he is not going to fold to a 3-bet like 80% of the times, plus you can face a 4-bet and in case you flop a set against just 1 oponent you can't get all value you could if there were like 3 fishes in the hand cause its easier for them to get trapped. I change this play in higher blinds but at the beginning I adjust my game to catch fishes.
I like the way you played it but I would've check-raised the flop because it impacts on his range and our perceived range could include some bluffs (if he is not a super fish) and there are a lot of scary turns like the K. Once you check called the flop I'm fine with your line of just check calling all streets. I would never fold on the river cause KJ, K10, J10, 10K QK, KA would play similar and you burst him.
Sept. 26, 2018 | 1:35 a.m.
Ok till the river I play the hand just like you. You bet 50% on the turn and he calls you again, being a tighty guy he should have Ax and if you said you don't think he is flatting A9,A10 you need to think he could have cold called with AQ which is the hand I put for him, or AK (lot of fishes don't reraise that hand in a deep run cause they are scared) and he could have been slowplaying a set. On the river if I don't have AK or AQ there I prefer to check, the pot its ok for the strength of our hand and we allow him to bluff us sometimes if he missed with hands like QK. I think if you bet that on the river you will only be called with better aces. The guy as I said probably had AQ or AK too afraid to 3-bet, if not A10, A8..
Sept. 22, 2018 | 12:06 p.m.
Ok, first of all he is a big stack and can bust us and we have 40 bb I'm not 3-betting against this type of oponent because will call you a lot and will get you into trouble. This hand is what I just said, even with a top pair you are unsure on what to do, I would just flat. Not being resultadistic. If he was shorter I would 3-bet for induce call his push. With AQ you are making a big pot against someone will call you with lot of hands, as played I would die with that hand, which hands didn't reraise you and got you beat? QQ, 1010 and Q10, you got beat all other hands, if you 3-bet pre and flop Q high flop you need to stack in, otherwise your play has no sense to me.
Sept. 22, 2018 | 12:25 a.m.
His 3-bet range/pushing flop it is polarized, I mean he can have things like AK but also and more likeable to have AA, KK, QQ, JJ, TT that doesn't want to give your free cards so I like your fold. If you got notes on him doing this with trash I would call but fishes always do that when they got premium hands, they just can't control size.
Sept. 21, 2018 | 10:41 a.m.
It is a call, they will always play like that QJ, KJ or who knows 10J... just my opinion: when they minireraise you on the flop, either they are bluffing or they won't fold the hand because they think it is strong and in a particular dry board like that I push with no fear because turn and river can scare him and I know I got him beat on the flop. Make a bigger raise when he miniraise, your hand it is not bomb prove, Q and K kill the action.
Sept. 21, 2018 | 10:38 a.m.
Umm ok lets see. You can 3-bet preflop to narrow the field but I do call sometimes. Ok when sb donks 2 bb he is just saying: I got a fluh draw don't bet so much pls!!!! so you should do a big raise, not only because sb will call you down but because there are more players in the hand. If you do think someone got the flush I like the check on the turn but not the call on the river, too many players in the hand, perhaps I'm being resultadistic but if you got the K what else could be out there? And more important, you don't have spade blocker.
Sept. 21, 2018 | 10:33 a.m.
You can never fold after 3-betting because his 4-bet it is 2x your 3-bet, which makes 76s perfect for playing it with position and you will always got easy decisions on flop, you flop a monster or just fold. The implied odds are just huge....
Sept. 14, 2018 | 10:54 p.m.
Sept. 14, 2018 | 12:56 p.m.
Definitely sit and go, it will take more time but if you really like MTT you will be pacient, Don't play 5$ with a 100$ bankroll because you can easy bust your bank relatively soon, also try to play the less number of turbo tournaments.
Sept. 13, 2018 | 1:56 p.m.
From time to time fishes do that overpushes and they usually have strong hands but they do it right when it comes like turning a double pair or rivering an straight. I thought he could have the flush but when they hit strong on the river after check calling they usually donk bet the pot. Yes there are a lot of fishes types but they're pretty much the same, read one and will be easier to read others.
Sept. 12, 2018 | 8:47 p.m.
After all we can see he was a completely big fish so we shouldn't say that he will cbet with flusdraw or would do that or whatever hahaha, fishes are unpredictable, I thought that he had a low pair on the flop and the A gave him two pair, that's the most plausible play for a fish.
Sept. 12, 2018 | 6:40 p.m.
MP: 9,975 (Hero)
UTG lost and shows high card Ace.
MP wins 20,287
Sept. 11, 2018 | 1:37 p.m.
One thing that I see is the trickier your 3,4,etc bet, the more chances you have to be reraised because people can think you're bluffing and want to get away cheaply. Ok not so common, in general, try to use always the same size, unless you want more accion (like with AA) or you want more folds, then you will make bigger raises but let the pros speak.
Sept. 11, 2018 | 12:16 a.m.
I play those A low suited just to connect straights or flushes (two pair maybe too) and if you just hit bottom pair, you can call a donk bet of 1 or 2 bb but on such a wet board your 5 is dead. You can fold right on the flop.