What is a Spew?

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    • bradomurder
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      For me it's when you see that you cant win a hand and you fire all barrels anyway, because you're definitely not gonna win it by not bluffing
    • ABShortland
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      you get aces, some guy pushes all in pre flop with J3o and hits quads

      you then proceed to spew all over your monitor from witnessing this sickening turn of events
    • pogodon
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      a spew is a irish diner in witch you put carrots, sausages, rashers, potatoes and oxtail into a pot cook it in and u get a nice SPEWWWWWWWWWW
    • MrPavlos
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      interesting answers,hit more
    • gedwashere91
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      Originally posted by ABShortland
      you get aces, some guy pushes all in pre flop with J3o and hits quads

      you then proceed to spew all over your monitor from witnessing this sickening turn of events
      This is a sickening suckout, as well as "spew" on his part.
      Spew is just really really gross play... like the 2nd stack pushing 72o into the chip leader on a $30k money bubble in a tournament with a completely flat payout structure. Just really bad play, regardless of the result.
    • ihufa
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      When you bluff and get called
    • arisko
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      somone is fishing for a spot in the community spotlight again.... :D
    • supeyrio
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      from what i gotten from pokerstrategy's glossary :

      The term spew is used to refer to an overly aggressive play, in which the overplayed hand is beaten by a better hand. Apart from that, the term can also refer to loose call downs, i.e. situations in which a player doesn't hesitate to call his opponent's bets although he only has low showdown equity.

      A player is referred to as spewy if he plays a noticeably aggressive game and metaphorically spews his chip stack over the table, giving it to other players with better hands. It is usually loose players who are spewy; Nits on the other hand will less frequently insist on making decisions that aren't likely to be successful, since such players tend to think about their moves more thoroughly.

      now can spews be good plays? or a spew is definitely bad??
    • Shevtshenko
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      now can spews be good plays? or a spew is definitely bad??


      Spew is always bad.

      And partly agreeing with ihufa. It's pretty easy to say that a called bluff is a spew, yet if you can reason your play it isn't.
    • elhh82
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      when you make a play and lose.

      if you win, it's brilliant play of course. ;)
    • supeyrio
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      @ellh82: i dont very much like ur definition because it is too results oriented.

      with this discussion just heating up, let me further delve into the topic with an example hand. credit to TIM64, (please let me know if u don't like your hand being shared here)

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $1(BB) Replayer
      SB ($364)
      BB ($351)
      UTG ($101)
      UTG+1 ($31.25)
      CO ($153)
      Hero ($236)

      Dealt to Hero A:club: K :club:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $3, SB calls $2.50, fold

      FLOP ($7) 2 :diamond: 5 :spade: K :spade:

      SB checks, Hero bets $5, SB calls $5

      TURN ($17) 2:diamond: 5 :spade: K :spade: 6 :heart:

      SB checks, Hero bets $11, SB calls $11

      RIVER ($39) 2:diamond: 5:spade: K:spade: 6:heart: K:heart:

      SB checks, Hero bets $19.50, SB raises to $345 (AI), Hero??

      so consider this. handjudge, coach, a couple of members suggested hero should fold. fine.
      so is this a spew by the fish? is this good play then if villian was hoping for a fold and hero folded? so if hero called it would have not been a spew?
    • r4zor
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      y are u betting halfpot on the river? i think in this case i would call. he can have FH or straight, but there are a lot of busted FD and weaker trips.. KQ,KJ,KT.

      its a spew line from the fish because he just want to fold your better hand or he is valuetown himself w/ weaker trips. he would c/mr w/ FH.

      if u are calling here. u expect to be ahead very often i guess.

      i think a spew line is if u want ship the money in w/ a marginal hand.
    • elhh82
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      Originally posted by supeyrio
      @ellh82: i dont very much like ur definition because it is too results oriented.
      sarcasm wins again!
    • Phgrinder
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      when you hero call with crap hands hoping to catch his bluff
    • supeyrio
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      @ r4zror: this is not a hand played by me so u is a wrong pronoun to be using... NL100 SH - AK - river trips vs massive overbet shove

      @elhh82: i don't understand :f_confused:
    • arisko
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      Originally posted by elhh82
      when you make a play and lose.

      if you win, it's brilliant play of course. ;)
      @supeyrio: This is obviously a very sarcastic statement
      edit: i mean the last part of course
    • supeyrio
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      Originally posted by arisko
      Originally posted by elhh82
      when you make a play and lose.

      if you win, it's brilliant play of course. ;)
      @supeyrio: This is obviously a very sarcastic statement
      edit: i mean the last part of course
      ok dokie i get it now. dam all these trolls
    • arisko
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      To actually contribute something, I will say that in my opinions a spew is when you are aggresive for the sake of being aggressive. It's not calculated aggression, it's more like u push way too wide in a SnG or bet all the streets in cash game with low pair even though you know opponent doesn't fold moderate made hands. A spew is an effect of tilt, it's a way of chasing losses. It's like the fishes that take a stab at the pot for the sake of taking a stab at it. some of them always check to river and then pot bet with air.

      So that's a spew imo. It could be much more but I don't want to write too much.

      Cheers!
    • Hlynkinn
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      when you make an aggressive move that will cost you money on the long run...
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