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sours



Joined: 05 Jan 2006
Posts: 7
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:31 pm    Post subject: Should I have bet differently? Reply with quote

I have only been playing poker for about 3 months now, but I am getting a lot more serious about it. Trying to find a game pretty much everyday. I played in an online sattelite game today and was wondering what I did wrong on the hand that took me out, if anything.

I was BB and I had Q8 spades. At a table of 9, I believe 4 people called, and I checked making it 5 in the hand. Flop comes up 2 A 10 all spades. Making my flush, and not wanting to risk another spade coming out, but feeling confident in my hand already and being second to bet, I raised 500. I had 1435 chips, compared to a few with similar piles, and one with around 5000. The one with the 5000 chips calls and everyone else folds. At this point I figured he was either on a K flush draw, or had a pair of aces and was just willing to toss around chips. The turn comes up 2c, so I raise 500 again and he calls. The final card comes up 4 of spades. I check to him, and he takes me all in...my last 385 chips. Being a free tournament and not thinking I could do much with the chips I had left, I called thinking I was about 50/50 to win the pot. I see he has the A, 2. Should I have expected that after he called on the turn? Should I have bet differently? Just curious as to what more experienced players think. Thanks
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lork



Joined: 05 Jan 2006
Posts: 36
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reading this over, I cant believe I didnt think that he could have had 2 pair and that the turn gave him the full house. I guess I was caught up in my flush and wasnt thinking of all the angles
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pritz



Joined: 17 Jan 2006
Posts: 31
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading through your story, I figured he had a pair of aces with a high kicker but not two pair. You played it well, in my opinion.
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chris



Joined: 13 Jan 2006
Posts: 39
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First things first....you were playing in a play money tourney right? It sounds like you played it pretty well but in a free game poeple play very unpredicatable. It takes a lot of dicipline to play correctly in one. In a real money satelite...No one should limp in with A 2 unless it was suited. After a flush flop a smart player will lay down his two pair when there is a lot of action (like the betting you did). He got lucky...1 of 22 times he will hit that full house with the third 2 on the turn. He didn't have a flush draw and he should have assumed you did. Lucky, but bad play on his part. If you ever have that situation come up during a real money game decide what hand an aggresive player or loose/passive player would limp in with. What position they are in helps too as is how many players are are still left. All this info. can help you place an approx. hand on your opponet and you can go from there.
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arcfinn



Joined: 05 Jan 2006
Posts: 12
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chris wrote:
First things first....you were playing in a play money tourney right? It sounds like you played it pretty well but in a free game poeple play very unpredicatable. It takes a lot of dicipline to play correctly in one. In a real money satelite...No one should limp in with A 2 unless it was suited. After a flush flop a smart player will lay down his two pair when there is a lot of action (like the betting you did). He got lucky...1 of 22 times he will hit that full house with the third 2 on the turn. He didn't have a flush draw and he should have assumed you did. Lucky, but bad play on his part. If you ever have that situation come up during a real money game decide what hand an aggresive player or loose/passive player would limp in with. What position they are in helps too as is how many players are are still left. All this info. can help you place an approx. hand on your opponet and you can go from there.


An 1 of 22 he will hit the ace... Very Happy
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