Getting tired of re-raises deep into tournaments??

    • celui68
      celui68
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      Joined: 30.09.2010 Posts: 10
      I have done reasonably well in tournaments recently, but there is one thing still bugging me, and when i happens and i end up losing my stack i feel like this could be avoided.......Deep into tournaments i often find myself stealing from late position with marginal hands which for the most part normally works. But when one guy re-raises me and i have a marginal hand i normally fold, but when the very next hand he does it again this is normally the result. Please evaluate because i seem to get myself into these positions a lot!

      PokerStars Hand #73873523660: Tournament #496751987, $2.00+$0.20 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXVI (2500/5000) - 2012/01/15 20:42:32 NZT [2012/01/15 2:42:32 ET]
      Table '496751987 125' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
      Seat 1: wallah180 (114696 in chips)
      Seat 2: Celui (139942 in chips)
      Seat 3: granmastra (171772 in chips)
      Seat 4: mattyin2010 (233787 in chips)
      Seat 5: 1setflopper1 (647759 in chips)
      Seat 6: Spy_Ryder69 (265320 in chips)
      Seat 7: funtimes2day (78999 in chips)
      Seat 8: temka888 (136870 in chips) is sitting out
      Seat 9: Túlio 10 (180674 in chips)
      wallah180: posts the ante 625
      Celui: posts the ante 625
      granmastra: posts the ante 625
      mattyin2010: posts the ante 625
      1setflopper1: posts the ante 625
      Spy_Ryder69: posts the ante 625
      funtimes2day: posts the ante 625
      temka888: posts the ante 625
      Túlio 10: posts the ante 625
      funtimes2day: posts small blind 2500
      temka888: posts big blind 5000
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to Celui [Ac Th]
      Túlio 10: folds
      wallah180: folds
      Celui: raises 7250 to 12250
      granmastra: raises 12750 to 25000
      mattyin2010: folds
      1setflopper1: folds
      Spy_Ryder69: folds
      funtimes2day: folds
      temka888: folds
      Celui: calls 12750
      *** FLOP *** [Tc 3c 7c]
      Celui: checks
      granmastra: bets 45000
      Celui: raises 69317 to 114317 and is all-in
      granmastra: calls 69317
      *** TURN *** [Tc 3c 7c] [2h]
      *** RIVER *** [Tc 3c 7c 2h] [7s]
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      Celui: shows [Ac Th] (two pair, Tens and Sevens)
      granmastra: shows [Qd Qc] (two pair, Queens and Sevens)
      granmastra collected 291759 from pot
      Celui finished the tournament in 84th place and received $14.03.
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot 291759 | Rake 0
      Board [Tc 3c 7c 2h 7s]
      Seat 1: wallah180 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
  • 7 replies
    • Jan217
      Jan217
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      Joined: 02.01.2009 Posts: 626
      If someone resteals you twice in a row in quick succession he usually KNOWS its likely to piss you off the second time and suspects you will fight back. therefore many oponents will only reraise you the second time with a very strong hand. So in the above example its actually quite an easy fold, unless you have some more specific reads.
    • celui68
      celui68
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      Joined: 30.09.2010 Posts: 10
      Thanks, yeah that makes sense. I will try and think it through a bit more, with this hand he only min raised me, and i don't know about anybody else but, when you have that hand and that flop that probably the best you would hope for.
    • supeyrio
      supeyrio
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      If someone resteals you twice in a row in quick succession he usually KNOWS that you KNOW that its likely to piss you off the second time and suspects you will fight back. therefore many oponents will only reraise you the second time with a crap hand which u would perceive as a very strong hand. So in the above example its actually quite an easy call, unless you have some more specific reads
    • Akcus
      Akcus
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      Joined: 22.12.2009 Posts: 156
      Originally posted by supeyrio
      If someone resteals you twice in a row in quick succession he usually KNOWS that you KNOW that its likely to piss you off the second time and suspects you will fight back. therefore many oponents will only reraise you the second time with a crap hand which u would perceive as a very strong hand. So in the above example its actually quite an easy call, unless you have some more specific reads
      rofl, nice one
    • purplefizz
      purplefizz
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      lol you guys making me feel deja vu :D

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    • jjandellis
      jjandellis
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      Joined: 17.01.2012 Posts: 23
      Try and size down the raise size from 2.5 to somewhere around 2.25 at this stage in the tourney. A T is not a bad hand for reshoving. You raised from EP and also have over 3/4 of his stack here - and if you reshove he is going to put you on a much tighter range....therefore he will need a VERY strong hand AA/KK/QQ/AK to call. He'd be brave to call with AQ/TT/99.
    • jjandellis
      jjandellis
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      Joined: 17.01.2012 Posts: 23
      My bad, totally skim read OP.

      I'd either ship pre (although on this occassion it'd probs bust u) or fold to his cbet. Way too many hands here that have u beat.