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HoH1: The Problems - Hand 2-1

    • Philipvw
      Joined: 28.05.2007 Posts: 578
      8-handed - online single table tournament

      Blinds 50-100

      MP2 840
      Hero CO 1930 8:club: 6:club:
      BU 990

      MP2 limps 100
      Hero limps 100
      BU minraises to 200
      MP2 calls
      Hero calls

      comment: The preflop limp form Hero is awfull, but lets consider that this mistake was made and now we're trying to make the best of it on the flop.

      Flop (750): 9:spade: 3:club: 2:club:

      MP2 checks

      Harrington: "A bet of 100 is too little (too easily called) but 200 or 300 looks about right to shake out any weak holders. This way his pot odds won't be too good in case he has a call."

      Isn't this a realy bad decision? I think the right play here is to bet AI or check/fold, depending on other factors. Mostly and AI however because of the big pot.

      What do you think?
  • 4 replies
    • chenny8888
      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      shove or a bet-300 is fine in this spot imo.
    • Philipvw
      Joined: 28.05.2007 Posts: 578
      Why not shove for more FE?
    • erob60
      Joined: 08.03.2007 Posts: 165
      Because...if you shove he's more likely to put you on a draw or a bluff...?
    • Unam
      Joined: 17.08.2006 Posts: 8,999
      Never compare Harrington with low BI SNGs!!!
      In the games that he playes in, he has the same FE with his bet on the flop, but still a way out, if there is a lot of action behind him, but you have no FE on the low BI (and most higher BI) SNGs.
      Harringtons are great books, read them, try to understand what he does, why he does it and in which environment he does it, then think about what you can use at your limits, and I can tell you, there won't be very much.

      But you can learn a lot about poker and you can get new ideas that will develop your game, but not by using his plays unchanged in an online SNG.