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07-19-2005, 08:02 PM
Should I have just pushed preflop?

Push the flop?

I'm awful at poker.

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t100 (9 handed) converter (http://www.selachian.com/tools/bisonconverter/hhconverter.cgi)

Hero (t1390)
CO (t700)
Button (t1755)
SB (t1560)
BB (t920)
UTG (t2370)
UTG+1 (t1185)
MP1 (t2110)
MP2 (t1510)

Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A/images/graemlins/heart.gif, K/images/graemlins/heart.gif.
<font color="#666666">2 folds</font>, MP1 calls t100, <font color="#666666">1 fold</font>, <font color="#CC3333">Hero raises to t400</font>, <font color="#666666">1 fold</font>, Button calls t400, <font color="#666666">2 folds</font>, MP1 folds.

Flop: (t1050) 3/images/graemlins/spade.gif, J/images/graemlins/heart.gif, 8/images/graemlins/spade.gif <font color="#0000FF">(2 players)</font>
Hero ...

07-19-2005, 08:09 PM
I don't like pushing here with nearly 14BB, I don't like raising to 400 because you're stuck with a huge pot that means dumping 2/3 of your stack in if you want to make a continuation bet whenever you miss....

I think if no one had gone in I'd raise to 300, but with the limper there's probably enough value to be worth taking down the 250 chips from a push PF. I guess the fact is you just don't have enough wiggle room to play this postflop when you miss forces you to push it. I hate hands like these.

07-19-2005, 08:18 PM
I think I push preflop. And I'm contuination betting here, all-in.

07-19-2005, 08:19 PM
This hand is pretty tricky. I check the flop; I'm not sure why. Mostly in fear, I think. I guess my point is, you don't necessarily suck if you don't know what to do here, cause I sure as hell don't.

07-19-2005, 08:20 PM
I'm not a fan of pushing preflop because you have position on the limper. On the flop, I hate this spot because I feel like my opponents always stare into my soul and *know* I have AK when I lead out allin here.

What's the buyin?

07-19-2005, 08:21 PM
Ill attempt a stab at this.....
I think with one limper and your position a raise isnt that bad since you were hoping to isloate him, and you got unlucky the button called. A raise of 300 would have sent the same message out, but that also depends on the buy in. Depending on the player i would through out a continuation bet of about 25%-30%. Cant win AK every time.

07-19-2005, 08:40 PM
It is a 16 turbo