View Full Version : Help with two hands

07-19-2005, 04:15 PM
No reads as I was multi-tabling.

Hand Number 1

#Game No : 2390110945
***** Hand History for Game 2390110945 *****
NL Texas Hold'em $10 Buy-in + $1 Entry Fee Trny:14075135 Level:5 Blinds(75/150) - Tuesday, July 19, 14:52:56 EDT 2005
Table Table 35307 (Real Money)
Seat 1 is the button
Total number of players : 5
Seat 6: sunman555 ( $2425 )
Seat 1: Hero ( $1745 )
Seat 5: alamosloan ( $780 )
Seat 9: BellingHo ( $835 )
Seat 8: jlydias ( $2215 )
Trny:14075135 Level:5
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Hero [ Kc Ah ]
jlydias calls [150].
BellingHo folds.
Hero is all-In [1745]
alamosloan folds.
sunman555 folds.
jlydias calls [1595].


Hand number 2

#Game No : 2390253940
***** Hand History for Game 2390253940 *****
NL Texas Hold'em $10 Buy-in + $1 Entry Fee Trny:14076154 Level:3 Blinds(25/50) - Tuesday, July 19, 15:29:39 EDT 2005
Table Table 35239 (Real Money)
Seat 2 is the button
Total number of players : 7
Seat 1: Hero ( $655 )
Seat 2: llkeith ( $750 )
Seat 3: divot918 ( $1010 )
Seat 4: dittoheads ( $1085 )
Seat 6: Affleckian ( $550 )
Seat 7: elusive06 ( $3290 )
Seat 8: topperscpfc ( $660 )
Trny:14076154 Level:3
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Hero [ 9c 9d ]
Affleckian folds.
elusive06 raises [150].
topperscpfc folds.
Hero is all-In [655]
llkeith folds.
divot918 folds.
>You have options at Table 11210 Table!.
dittoheads folds.
elusive06 calls [505].

07-19-2005, 04:35 PM
You have ~12 BB in the first hand -- no reason to be pushing quite yet. Just make a normal 3xBB raise.

On the second hand, you have no reason to think you're any better than a coin-flip against initial raiser's range, and unless he's pretty loose for this stage of the game, you're likely worse than that (3 BB raise from early position usually means *something*...). Just lay it down.

07-19-2005, 09:23 PM
any other opinions?

07-19-2005, 09:54 PM
I think pushing the first hand is good, if you raise 3X BB you wind up putting in around 30% of your stack and the continuation bet if you miss will pot commit you ..unless you plan to check behind and basically tell the bigger stack he's free to take it....

Your only other real option is limping which isn't terrible cause you don't commit much if you miss and he may think his weaker Ace or King is good.

Second hand I'd fold it, at best a coinflip and could be worse.

Matt R.
07-19-2005, 10:14 PM
Both look fine to me. Your first hand is an easy push -- a pot sized raise is getting close to half your chips. I don't see how you can do anything else but push this, unless you know for some reason the limper would only limp with a monster here. Even then, I'd have to be REALLY confident in my read to limp with AK.

2nd one is tougher, and I think you could fold and find a better spot if the table was particularly bad. When I'm the shortstack though, I like to take an expected coinflop for a chance to double up though (you're still a ways from moneying too, which is important). It's really close though, and a read on the raiser's range here could easily sway what I'd do.

07-19-2005, 10:18 PM
First hand is fine.

Second hand can go either way, I think. This is read dependent. Aggressive player? Easy push. Rock? Tougher decision...