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SNG Beginner by TheNose

    • TheNose
      Joined: 07.06.2006 Posts: 1,111
      $20/$40 No Limit Holdem
      10 players
      Converted at

      UTG Nomis_Taking ($1500.00)
      UTG+1 GoodWill0815 ($1560.00)
      UTG+2 DeD77 ($1840.00)
      MP1 theinz_79 ($1880.00)
      MP2 holloway111 ($2160.00)
      MP3 Chowi78 ($3280.00)
      CO Bunti86 ($1940.00)
      BTN Hero ($1920.00)
      SB C0ffeemaster ($1960.00)
      BB Joao_LucasBR ($1960.00)

      Pre-flop: ($60, 10 players) Hero is BTN K:diamond: K:spade:
      1 fold, GoodWill0815 calls $40, 1 fold, theinz_79 calls $40, holloway111 calls $40, 2 folds, Hero raises to $240, 2 folds, GoodWill0815 folds, theinz_79 calls $200, holloway111 calls $200

      Flop: A:club: 9:heart: 2:spade: ($820, 3 players)
      theinz_79 checks, holloway111 checks, Hero checks

      Turn: T:spade: ($820, 3 players)
      theinz_79 checks, holloway111 checks, Hero checks

      River: 6:club: ($820, 3 players)
      theinz_79 bets $280, 1 fold, Hero calls $280

      Final Pot: $1380

      The most interesting hand out of my coaching this week probably was the KK hand, you can see when using the link above

      i think its pretty clear that we reraise here with KK ...
      dont want them to draw cheaply to hit an A or a set

      i am up against 2 players and its an A high board
      both opponents checked

      i prefer to check behind in those spots because no A will fold on the flop but every weaker hand (small PP, any ten ...)
      on the other hand its possible that i induce a bluff on turn/river by that play

      both players check and now it becomes difficult

      do we want to bet or check behind?

      pro bet:
      - we protect against a flush
      - we protect against a 2 outer
      con bet:
      - both checked twice that means very often that they are not willing to go on playing their current hand ... we will not get value out of worse hands except a flushdraw ... maybe
      - its possible they think its very weak to check behind twice and try to steal the pot on the river (that works more for theinz cause he got an infinite agression
      - its possible they checked a weak ace twice (that works more for holloway with 0.8 agression), then we should try to keep the pot small if possible

      i decided to check behind because its not very likely they got a FD in a reraised pot and in case they got 5% to win with 2 outs ... well that just does not happen often enough that they hit

      mr.waytoomuchagression bets and i called because i think its often enough a pure bluff bet to steal

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