Late stage of a freeroll tournament - Bluff gets called

    • KuadKings
      KuadKings
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      Joined: 02.11.2012 Posts: 3
      Poker Stars Freeroll No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t4000/t8000 Blinds + t800 - 9 players - View hand 2178070
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      MP2: t248737 M = 12.96
      CO: t475205 M = 24.75
      BTN: t207721 M = 10.82
      SB: t298425 M = 15.54
      Hero (BB): t134471 M = 7.00
      UTG: t60277 M = 3.14
      UTG+1: t33182 M = 1.73
      UTG+2: t319174 M = 16.62
      MP1: t88622 M = 4.62

      Pre Flop: (t19200) Hero is BB with 3:heart: 9:heart:
      4 folds, MP2 calls t8000, 2 folds, SB calls t4000, Hero checks

      Flop: (t31200) 4:spade: 7:spade: Q:heart: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets t16000, MP2 folds, SB calls t16000

      Turn: (t63200) 5:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets t32000, SB calls t32000

      River: (t127200) 4:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets t77671 all in, SB calls t77671

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      I was at the late phase of the tournament, I went for a massive bluff, I don't know if I made a terrible mistake, or the caller played it so bad. My play style was tight aggressive, but later I started stealing blinds, but I did not get in a massive pot bluffing, so the caller just assumed I was bluffing without considering my early play style? I don't get it.
  • 5 replies
    • DannyJQ
      DannyJQ
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      Joined: 13.07.2011 Posts: 1,507
      You cant expect people to care about your image in a freeroll tournament imo.
    • TinoLaan
      TinoLaan
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      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,411
      No point running such bluffs in a freeroll. It's a freeroll, people don't care about anything really, because they didn't have to invest any money anyway.

      In freerolls you really just want to get value from your strong hands, rather than running bluffs to get your chips. People will just call down with bottom pair a lot of the time anyway because it's just a freeroll.
    • KuadKings
      KuadKings
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      Joined: 02.11.2012 Posts: 3
      It does make sense, and it's not my first time either, but I expected some more tight plays in a late phase of the tournament. I guess that's how it is in freerolls, even in late phases.
    • Wohmfg
      Wohmfg
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      Joined: 12.11.2009 Posts: 500
      The board runs out v badly for a bluff anyway, without reads there is no need to 3 barrel bluff with 9 high, so many more easy chips to win!! Especially in a free roll.
    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 8,903
      Originally posted by KuadKingsI went for a massive bluff, I don't know if I made a terrible mistake, or the caller played it so bad. My play style was tight aggressive, but later I started stealing blinds, but I did not get in a massive pot bluffing, so the caller just assumed I was bluffing without considering my early play style? I don't get it.
      Hi, KuadKings,
      & Welcome to the PokerStrategy forums!

      Well, you can't make terrible mistakes in a freeroll, which is part of what makes them fun. You can pull stunts like this with no real risk.

      OTOH, there is nothing to be gained by this type of play either.

      As to whether or not opponent would consider your earlier playing style, I would strongly doubt that opponents would even notice.

      If they did notice, they would likely read your considered careful action as something else.

      Best of luck in the next freeroll !
      --VS