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Old 12-29-2005, 03:16 PM
Jbrochu Jbrochu is offline
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Default TPTK 1500 Chip Trout Game

Here is a TPTK I probably should have gotten away from. Villain is Perg. I got p3ned.

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t50 (9 handed) converter

MP1 (t1575)
MP2 (t1411)
MP3 (t1600)
CO (t2605)
Hero (t1754)
SB (t791)
BB (t3880)
UTG (t1055)
UTG+1 (t3130)

Preflop: Hero is Button with Q[img]/images/graemlins/diamond.gif[/img], A[img]/images/graemlins/club.gif[/img].
<font color="#666666">6 folds</font>, <font color="#CC3333">Hero raises to t150</font>, <font color="#666666">1 fold</font>, BB calls t100.

Flop: (t325) 5[img]/images/graemlins/heart.gif[/img], 8[img]/images/graemlins/heart.gif[/img], Q[img]/images/graemlins/club.gif[/img] <font color="#0000FF">(2 players)</font>
BB checks, <font color="#CC3333">Hero bets t250</font>, <font color="#CC3333">BB raises to t750</font>, <font color="#CC3333">Hero raises to t1604</font>, BB calls t854.

Turn: (t3533) 7[img]/images/graemlins/club.gif[/img] <font color="#0000FF">(2 players)</font>

River: (t3533) T[img]/images/graemlins/diamond.gif[/img] <font color="#0000FF">(2 players)</font>

Final Pot: t3533

My thinking on the hand was:

1) Villain probably discounts my pre-flop raise since I'm on the button

2) If I was villain, I play back like this with KQ, possibly even the flush draw since the bet could just be a continuation bet with air.

3) The bet sure makes villain look committed to this hand, but a good player can make bluffs like this especially when he has enough chips to get away from the hand and still be around the chip lead at the table.

Anyway, should this have been really easy to get away from against a good opponent? I really felt like quite the fish when villain showed trips.
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Old 12-29-2005, 03:33 PM
gumpzilla gumpzilla is offline
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Default Re: TPTK 1500 Chip Trout Game

I think this is a more interesting post if you don't give the results away in the beginning, and leave the question as what you should do after the raise.

As for the rest, I think this hand is probably okay. I probably bet 175-200 on this flop. I'll just comment that TPTK, while still a good hand, is one you probably want to exercise more pot control with in the early rounds of a trout tournament compared to a Party SNG. Against many players in this game, serious action generally means you're in trouble. On this hand, I think your hands are kind of tied, since it's unlikely that he'll slow down on later streets and there is a feasible draw or two out there(EDIT: also, stacks are pretty shallow by this point), so your play is probably fine.
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