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    • MikeS663
      MikeS663
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.01.2011 Posts: 6
      Edit: I managed to click "New thread" in the wrong forum. Sorry. :P

      Hi,

      I'm almost completly new to poker. I played my first tourney tonight and lost in this hand. Could anyone tell me what I did wrong?

      As I said, I'm very new so I don't know if I posted this correctly.

      PokerStars - $4+$0.40|25/50 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      MP+1: 2,317.00
      LP: 1,725.00
      CO: 1,164.00
      Hero (BTN): 2,952.00
      SB: 1,934.00
      BB: 3,057.00
      UTG: 1,240.00
      UTG+1: 1,685.00
      MP: 2,053.00

      SB posts SB 25.00, BB posts BB 50.00

      Pre Flop: (75.00) Hero has K:heart: A:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, MP+1 calls 50.00, fold, fold, Hero raises to 200.00, fold, BB calls 150.00, fold

      Flop: (475.00, 2 players) Q:heart: K:spade: A:club:
      BB checks, Hero bets 475.00, BB calls 475.00

      Turn: (1425.00, 2 players) 3:spade:
      BB checks, Hero bets 1,425.00, BB calls 1,425.00

      River: (4275.00, 2 players) Q:spade:
      BB bets 957.00 and is all-in, Hero calls 852.00 and is all-in

      BB shows 5:spade: A:spade: (Flush, Ace High) (PreFlop 30%, Flop 6%, Turn 20%)
      Hero shows K:heart: A:heart: (Two Pair, Aces and Kings) (PreFlop 70%, Flop 94%, Turn 80%)
      BB wins 5,979.00
  • 4 replies
    • walkergav
      walkergav
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.01.2011 Posts: 2
      By betting the pot on the flop and turn and getting called in both spots SHOULD indicate your opponent has already made his hand unfortunately you were up against a chaser who lucked out with poor pot odds. If you're in this for the long run then this will happen to you occasionally. You may have given your opponent the impression he was ahead all the way from previous hands. Only thing I can really recommend is to work on your bet sizing. By betting less on flop and turn risks less in the event you need to fold but will still achieve getting it all in on the river when you're ahead.
    • MikeS663
      MikeS663
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.01.2011 Posts: 6
      Ok. Thanks for the answer.

      Would betting less on the flop and turn (like very little) be considered slowplay?
    • walkergav
      walkergav
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.01.2011 Posts: 2
      Betting very little gives your opponent good odds to carry on. By betting just enough to give your opponent poor odds to continue (if you're pretty sure they're behind and drawing) you are making them pay too much to catch the cards they need but still building the pot so that by the river an all in bet doesn't look suspicious when you know you've got him beat. It takes a bit of practice but once you've mastered it then its definately value against mugs who chase draws. Good luck with it.
    • Slimijs
      Slimijs
      Global
      Joined: 22.01.2011 Posts: 98
      When I read this tread was multitabeling so couldn't reply, but heres my 2 cents on this hand.

      I think you played this hand to the best of your ability. I dont usually bet pot sized bets but making the bet about 2/3 of the pot would be optimal in that situation since you will get calls from worse aces and Jx, Tx type of hands.

      The turn did bring a backdoor flush for him and when you bet the pot again, he just gambles and got the flush. You were giving him terrible odds, but he still called and lucked out. I see no problem with the way you played.

      The only thing that I would do is just go all in on the turn. That would give him even worse odds to call, but as it is, his just a gambler.

      Gl in your next tourneys!