5$ SnG

    • NatRPheM
      NatRPheM
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      Joined: 05.10.2008 Posts: 391
      saw flop | saw showdown

      Hero (UTG) (t1500)
      UTG+1 (t1125)
      MP1 (t1500)
      MP2 (t1525)
      MP3 (t1740)
      CO (t1440)
      Button (t1655)
      SB (t1480)
      BB (t1535)

      Hero's M: 50.00


      Preflop: Hero is UTG with ,
      Hero calls t20, UTG+1 calls t20, MP1 raises to t100, MP2 calls t100, 5 folds, Hero calls t80, UTG+1 calls t80

      Flop: (t430) , , (4 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 checks, MP1 bets t260, 1 fold, Hero calls t260, 1 fold

      Turn: (t950) (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP1 bets t500, Hero raises to t1140 (All-In), MP1 calls t640 (All-In)

      River: (t3230) (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: t3230

      Results in white below:
      Hero had 9, 9 (two pair, nines and threes).
      MP1 had Q, A (two pair, Queens and threes).
      Outcome: MP1 won t3230


      Ok here goes the first of probably many hands:
      My preflop play im sure is no good but I hate throwing away pocket pair that early in a SnG being UTG so I limp. I get 1 caller and a raise and a call on the raise giving me around 3:1 on a call with the pocket 9s hoping to hit a set. The flop comes low and I have an overpair I think about it for minute but figure that there is very little chance im ahead here so I decide to play C/F. The original raiser then makes imo a weak continuation bet on the flop, which is something I find strange thinking it is a way to drawy board to conti bet that small with a good made hand. So I start to think if they fold this around to me I think I will make a call and look him up cause I feel so damn sure that im ahead here (putting him on mere overcards). I didnt consider raising cause I wasnt sure what the guy behind me would do and I didnt wanna commit myself to the pot before I got heads up with him.

      So those were my thoughts during the hand, now Id like to know what I did wrong/could have done different.

      P.S I also thought a short moment of B/F the flop.

      Of course I had to manage to post it the wrong place, so if any mod/admin could move it that would be superb!

      Kind Regards

      Natural Phenom
  • 4 replies
    • andyb43
      andyb43
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      Joined: 23.07.2008 Posts: 903
      My Thoughts for what they are worth...........

      A decent bet from you after the flop would have changed the outcome here. On what basis do you think you are behind at this point? MP1 just as likely to have JJ or AK.

      If you had bet, MP1 would have folded or called. Instead MP1 is trying to bluff you off the hand. If as you say you thought you were behind, why did you call? You also needed to bet here to force out the possible flush draw.

      If you had been called but you bet again after the turn card, MP1 should have folded - assuming he isn't a donk.......remember he was bluffing up to here.

      Your all-in bet also pot comitted the villan. Always keep a close eye on the stack size of your oppponents in SnG's.

      To be honest you were a bit unlucky to lose this hand against 6 outs, but you did not play it correctly either.

      Cheers
    • NatRPheM
      NatRPheM
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      Joined: 05.10.2008 Posts: 391
      I know I pot commit him there thats what I wanted cause im 99.9843241% sure he has overs simply cause of his weak bet pattern which makes no sense with a strong made hand.

      But him being the original raiser preflop could be holding a bigger pocket or the cold caller could of had a bigger pocket. Without stats/reads its not to easy to know how they play, guess I give them to much credit. Also as I said I did consider B/F but donking into 3 people OOP feelt wrong at the time.
    • NickParkes
      NickParkes
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      Joined: 07.07.2008 Posts: 1,526
      Hi NatRPheM

      Your preflop play is OK... with a pocket pair 22-99 you do have the implied odds to call the preflop raise if you hit your set...

      On the flop the desicion you have to make is are you ahead v are you behind... If you decide you are behind then play check/fold...

      A better option would have been to bet out and take control of the pot... if he had an overpair as well he would have reraised... overcards, maybe a call/fold... you extract more information here without having to go broke on the turn...

      As played I'm guessing villain put you on a draw and 2nd barrelled it and he was pot committed then... was pushing here the best decision? But unlucky either way...

      However, next time bet out on the flop and eliminate his opportunity to contibet... cos he has to put you on a hand when you act strong OOP...

      Gluck...

      Nick
    • Specialist23
      Specialist23
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      Joined: 07.07.2008 Posts: 14
      I like the limp call preflop with 99. But I would bet flop and turn. If you are going to play 9's there are not many flops better then this.

      4 players seeing flop, thats alot of over cards, check calling being first to act does not make much sense to me. Any over card or club you are scared of.

      If you are going to check this flop I think you have to raise when original raiser makes conti bet.

      So as played preflop, bet flop and turn.