Making some good reads!

    • PhatMaori
      PhatMaori
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      Joined: 16.12.2010 Posts: 82
      Finally starting to learn how to make some good reads. I while ago I would have folded these hands thinking I was beat but starting to think more! Not a huge success I guess but thought I stick it up anyway because it's a big step for me! :D


      Cassava Poker $1 + $0.20 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t100/t200 Blinds - 4 players - View hand 1715820
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      BTN: t2413 12.06 BBs
      SB: t4418 22.09 BBs
      Hero (BB): t5218 26.09 BBs
      CO: t1451 7.25 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t300) Hero is BB with A :spade: J :club:
      2 folds, SB raises to t600, Hero calls t400

      Flop: (t1200) 3 :club: 7 :diamond: Q :spade: (2 players)
      SB bets t600, Hero raises to t1500, SB folds

      Final Pot: t2400
      Hero mucks A :spade: J :club:
      Hero wins t1500
      (Rake: t900)

      Annndddd...


      Cassava Poker $1 + $0.20 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t25/t50 Blinds - 8 players - View hand 1715821
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      SB: t2102 42.04 BBs
      BB: t2199 43.98 BBs
      Hero (UTG): t1425 28.50 BBs
      UTG+1: t1859 37.18 BBs
      MP1: t2246 44.92 BBs
      MP2: t1010 20.20 BBs
      CO: t1375 27.50 BBs
      BTN: t1284 25.68 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t75) Hero is UTG with A :diamond: T :diamond:
      Hero raises to t100, 4 folds, BTN calls t100, 2 folds

      Flop: (t275) Q :diamond: 7 :spade: 3 :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets t150, BTN calls t150

      Turn: (t575) 4 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      River: (t575) 3 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets t1034, Hero calls t1034

      Final Pot: t2643
      Hero shows A :diamond: T :diamond:
      BTN shows K :diamond: 5 :club:
      Hero wins t2643

      Quite happy with these plays
  • 6 replies
    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
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      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      And what reads exactly did you have one them?
    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
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      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      I mean, if you don't mind, talk me through theses hands and tell me why you did what you did.
    • PhatMaori
      PhatMaori
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      Joined: 16.12.2010 Posts: 82
      1st hand villian was very aggressive on the bubble. Seen previous showdowns where he was holding crap. Raising pre a lot and cbetting. Flop came out and is a hard one to hit with only 2 players on the flop so that combined with his loose range I though a 3bet would be a good option.

      2nd hand villian called raise pre on btn so range is pretty wide. I cbet and he calls which has me thinking he hit the Q. Check flop, and river. He shoves, I thought if he had hit the flop he would have led out. So I called thinking my A was good.
    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
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      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      I don't play tournaments but in a cash game a read for the first hand would be the Fold C-Bet to raise %. If thats not high enough then there's no point raising the flop cause he could continue to bluff. The flop was dry, true and it worked but do make sure you know how he reacts when his C-Bet is raised. Doesn't matter if he reaches showdown with crap but had he called our raise what would you do on the turn?

      Your 2nd hand seems like a lot of speculations and guess work, I don't see any reads. Consider this situation, He hits the flop hard, a set, two pair or even a TP. He just calls since he has position on you and wants you to keep firing, the board is dry doesn't need protection. You check the turn and he could check back to induce a bluff from you on the river. He has position he can bet on the river if you check anyway. You don't bluff the river so now he bets, infact overbets. Again don't know about tourneys but in cash games it happens sometimes that someone slowplays till river and overbets cause he wants you to think that he is bluffing and you end up calling with a mediocre hand. A good read for the second hand would be infact when you have seen him overbet river with air. Infact now you could have a read on him that he overbets river with air but when you played you didn't have this info.
    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
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      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      Why don't you put these hands up for evaluation and you'd perhaps get some good expert advice on them.
    • PhatMaori
      PhatMaori
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      Joined: 16.12.2010 Posts: 82
      I shall do! Thanks!