View Full Version : ($15) Turbo at Stars: 88 on the blind

09-18-2005, 08:48 PM
Hand History is below. Basically, I was on the big blind with 88 against a couple limpers, early in the tourney. Blind is 30, I have T1200, two limpers, button makes it 120 to go, SB folds and it's up to me. I see this as a raise/fold situation and a close call, though I could be wrong about that, and since its early against a possible move, I figure I'll play back to head off future shenanigans. Does this seem right?

As you can see in the HH, I got 2 calls, and decided to make a move at the flop (9T3), rather than check-fold against the 9 and 10. Does that seem totally out of line?

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t30 (8 handed) converter (http://www.selachian.com/tools/bisonconverter/hhconverter.cgi)

UTG (t1860)
UTG+1 (t1470)
MP1 (t1470)
MP2 (t1450)
CO (t3100)
Button (t1510)
SB (t1440)
Hero (t1200)

Preflop: Hero is BB with 8/images/graemlins/spade.gif, 8/images/graemlins/heart.gif.
<font color="#666666">1 fold</font>, UTG+1 calls t30, <font color="#666666">2 folds</font>, CO calls t30, <font color="#CC3333">Button raises to t120</font>, <font color="#666666">1 fold</font>, <font color="#CC3333">Hero raises to t350</font>, UTG+1 calls t320, CO folds, Button calls t230.

Flop: (t1095) 9/images/graemlins/club.gif, 3/images/graemlins/heart.gif, T/images/graemlins/club.gif <font color="#0000FF">(3 players)</font>
<font color="#CC3333">Hero bets t850 (All-In)</font>, <font color="#CC3333">UTG+1 raises to t1120</font>, Button folds.

Turn: (t3065) 9/images/graemlins/diamond.gif <font color="#0000FF">(2 players, 1 all-in)</font>

River: (t3065) T/images/graemlins/heart.gif <font color="#0000FF">(2 players, 1 all-in)</font>

Final Pot: t3065

He had JQo and won. I would've just written this off as a simple bad beat, but since one of the players seemed to believe I had over-played my hand, I'm wondering if maybe I did, at least in the sense that it was unnecessarily risky.

Thanks for any help.