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These sort of beats make me want to learn harder

    • Nitrub
      Joined: 12.01.2008 Posts: 98
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 9 Players - Hand History Converter

      MP1: $26.75
      MP2: $25
      Hero (CO): $25.45
      BTN: $15.35
      SB: $23.55
      BB: $67.15
      UTG: $21.85
      UTG+1: $12
      UTG+2: $38.75

      Pre-Flop: Q:spade: A:heart: dealt to Hero (CO)
      UTG raises to $0.75, 4 folds, Hero raises to $2.50, BTN calls $2.50, SB folds, BB calls $2.25, UTG calls $1.75

      Flop: ($10.10) 4:club: A:spade: 8:club: (4 Players)
      BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $7, BTN raises to $12.85 and is All-In, 2 folds, Hero calls $5.85

      Turn: ($35.80) 2:heart: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      River: ($35.80) 5:club: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      Results: $35.80 Pot ($1.75 Rake)
      Hero showed Q:spade: A:heart: (a pair of Aces) and LOST (-$15.35 NET)
      BTN showed 7:spade: 6:spade: (a straight, Four to Eight) and WON $34.05 (+$18.70 NET)

      What is this? I've experienced this at NL50 as well (i'm sure there are much fishes @ NL100 too, for sure), so, these kind of beats just beg me to learn harder and take their money.
  • 3 replies
    • Grimzor
      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 421
      His play is truly interesting :) I would really want to know what he was thinking. Raise, reraise, 2 calls preflop. Multiway pot with 4 players, ~3/4 pot bet on ace high board on flop. He goes all in with gutshot giving you 5.1:1 odds to call... thats just brilliant.

      I am interested in your play as well. Reraise with AQo?! Did you have any special reads, that made you make such move or is it standard play? Perhaps some coaches/other players could comment it. I am wondering if i am playing too tight as after raise i only call or even sometimes fold with AQo.
    • Nitrub
      Joined: 12.01.2008 Posts: 98
      I've figured out that UTG minraise or raise to 3BB is usually a monster or a small-mid pocket pair. So, if UTG 4bets its an easy fold, if he calls, he plays for set value (usually). Plus I had a good position and the table had been quite loose lately. As you can see my 3bet was called by 3 players.

      Perhaps this UTG stuff is a bit off, but thats the way I am thinking. (seems to work quite well).
    • Backcushion
      Joined: 29.12.2007 Posts: 816
      Heh,they are easy money.