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Old 12-26-2005, 10:45 PM
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Default Re: Stars180 SNG hand

Preflop you could have raised more, but it depends on your image/previous raising patterns.

The crossroads comes on the flop. I like your flat call in that it minimizes exposure in a hand where you have only 2 outs if you are beat. After this, I definitely check behind on the turn, and go to the river with 5k still left on Villain's stack. Though you say there are no reads, I probably lean towards calling a bigger bet than a small bet, as a pot sized all-in is a sign of weakness to me.

However, the better play in my mind is a flop minraise to 2400, making the pot about 7.5k if you are called, and leaving 3.5k on Villain's stack. Even if he has an Ace, this scares him of TT or being outkicked, in which case he may even be willing to check it down. If he isn't, you have no choice but to fold, but still saved the 3.5k you could have lost. This line allows him the greatest chance to make a mistake.
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