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Real money for the first time

    • Hiicantpk
      Hiicantpk
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      Joined: 18.01.2011 Posts: 11
      Well I started playing with real money today. Entered a 1$ + 0.20$ tourney fee single table sit-n-go. Got off to a rough start, didn't get any playable hands. Time went on, and i went up and down ranging from a little over 5k down to 1200 (starting with 1500). Got down to the final three, i had Ace 6 preflop, called the blind. Both others at the table had called/checked. Flop came up 6 Q A, and I went all in, getting two pair on the flop. In hindsight this was a bad move, I knew i could still be beat easily. Sure enough the player on the small blind position called and flipped over Ace Queen. I was elim'd in 3rd place, but i won 1.80$ back, so thats a profit of 60 cents.

      Gotta remember next tourney to play tighter and not go allin if I am not sure of something.
  • 8 replies
    • fuzzyfish
      fuzzyfish
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      Joined: 12.01.2010 Posts: 862
      Dont worry about A6, going all in here with a bottom pair would be questionable, but with such a hand - never. Just a bad beat.
    • jedifruit
      jedifruit
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      Joined: 19.01.2011 Posts: 1
      Out of interest, what would be players views on raising pre flop in this situation. would it have been the right think to do?

      Sorry to steal ur thread Hiicantpk.
    • Hiicantpk
      Hiicantpk
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      Joined: 18.01.2011 Posts: 11
      Originally posted by jedifruit
      Out of interest, what would be players views on raising pre flop in this situation. would it have been the right think to do?

      With a hand like Ace 6 in the first pore-flop position, you are in no position to raise, but since it was suited ( :heart: s) i called the blind. If there were more people, i would have folded.
    • bangmesilly
      bangmesilly
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      Joined: 26.12.2010 Posts: 49
      Im either raising or folding in this position but calling is a definate no for me. I want the pre flop initiative or im not playing here , as for the all in with 2 pair that is automatic after all if you dont go all in here with 2 pair what hand are you going to wait for . You lost to a better hand simple as that , it wasnt a bad beat just unlucky your opponent had a better hand , having said that what was your opponent thinking by not raising pre with a hand as good as that pre flop . A Q is only a good hand 3 handed pre flop , if it doesnt hit post flop then its worthless . You must bet your good hands pre flop when three handed if not you will get nowhere .
    • DeetM
      DeetM
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      Joined: 12.01.2011 Posts: 41
      What were the stack and blind sizes OP?
    • Hahaownedlolz
      Hahaownedlolz
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      Joined: 24.04.2009 Posts: 1,755
      Originally posted by DeetM
      What were the stack and blind sizes OP?
      this.


      I don't see how you can comment on his play without knowing this. Depending on the stackes sizes your play could be good or bad. Although personally i don't like playing marginal hands oop. So i probably wouldn't call preflop just fold or raise. It also depends alot on what type of players they were.. what you describe is just too general..
    • Hiicantpk
      Hiicantpk
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      Joined: 18.01.2011 Posts: 11
      o.o
      Honestly, i am not entirely sure what you said there bang. Walls of text sometimes confuse me.

      I am not sure what you mean by the stack (the pot?), but iirc the blinds were around 80/160 at that time.

      I didn't really take into account all the different elements, and it was so long ago (i don't remember things like this for long), i have mostly forgot about the details.
    • DeetM
      DeetM
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      Joined: 12.01.2011 Posts: 41
      By stack size I mean how many Big Blinds did each player have?

      It's really important to check this in a sit and go as the higher the ratio of the blinds to the stacks the looser you should play,particularly when you're in the money. BUT, say you've got 20BB, Villain A has 30BB and Villain C has 2BB there's a lot to be said for not getting in Villain A's way with marginal hands and instead waiting for Villain C to blind away or be forced to shove / call with a poor hand.

      That's not to say you shouldn't raise if you're first in the pot but you probably shouldn't be calling with A6. Likely a check / fold against the big stack unless he's pretty tight and and shove / call all-in against the little stack if it's heads up.

      That's preflop, though, postflop there aren't many people who wouldn't have shoved 2-pair late in a sit n go.

      .