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What a hand!

    • junhua3000
      Joined: 06.12.2008 Posts: 5
      Today I played MTT($2.75buy-in, 10,000GR)in poker stars. I had a little more than 103,000chips when 187 players left, even it wasn't a big amount, but I was the second chip leader in the table. Here is the hand which knocked me out of the tourney.

      SB/BB 1250/2500, ante250
      My hand: Ad Kd
      A guy in middle position opened with a min-raise to 5000. I was in the cut-off and re-raised to 20,000, everybody floded but the initial raiser called. The flop came:
      7d Jc Qh
      Although it's not a great flop for me, but it might missed my opponent either. I made a standard continuation bet about half of the pot and hope to take down the pot right here. To my surprise, my opponent put a min-reraise right back to my face. Now the pot had 80,000 and I and my opponent both left about 60,000. It's a so big pot that I couldn't just let it go. I put my opponent in a top pair, or also could be a straight draw. I have to put 20,000more to win 80,000, and I had two over cards and a inside straight draw and a back door flash draw, at least 10 outs. Folding was out of question, so should I call or re-raise?
      If I called and the turn comes blank, then I have to face my opponent's second fire, it would be very tough for me since I have already pot committed. So the best way was re-raising all in and leaving the tough decision to my opponent. I really wished I could win the pot right here, but unfortunately he called. To my surprise again, he showed what he hold was:
      8d 9d
      Oh my God! What kind of re-raise after I showed strength both pre and post flop! And what kind of call when I moved all-in! He didn't have anything except a inside straight draw and back door flash draw, but even he hit his straight or flash, he would still lose to me since he's drawing dead. I was pretty happy about my hand and my move.The turn came a blank:
      I was almost gonna cheer for my double-up, and then the river came:
      Another blank. Oh, NO, wait, It's a god-damn 8!!! I could believe my eyes, but it did happen.
      After that hand I just left 5000 and quickly got out of the tournament.
      So what went wrang? Have I made the right decision? How can my opponent be so loose? Either I or he is an idiot, got invovled in such a big pot without a real big hand!
  • 2 replies
    • HasuHasi
      Joined: 19.01.2005 Posts: 129
      this really is a standard situation in poker, you made the right play..

      you win about 60% of the times preflop against him and maybe 84% postflop, and those other 16% will happen every seventh time, this really isnt a big deal , once you played a couple of 10000 hands, things like this dont affect you emotionally anymore
    • Dragar
      Joined: 09.09.2008 Posts: 2,214
      $40/$80 No Limit Holdem
      10 players
      Converted at

      UTG FrenzySty1e ($955.00)
      UTG+1 Fouquet ($7052.50)
      UTG+2 OPUORC ($2420.00)
      MP1 willmeister ($1530.00)
      MP2 707tato707 ($1325.00)
      MP3 feilong79 ($1295.00)
      CO ralphwiggums ($3400.00)
      BTN wwwfaradd ($4393.75)
      SB kupTa ($1912.50)
      BB Hero ($1180.00)

      Pre-flop: ($120, 10 players) Hero is BB J:spade: 5:heart:
      1 fold, Fouquet calls $80, 2 folds, 707tato707 calls $80, 3 folds, kupTa calls $40, Hero checks

      Flop: J:club: 6:spade: 5:diamond: ($320, 4 players)
      kupTa checks, Hero bets $160, Fouquet calls $160, 707tato707 raises to $1,245, kupTa folds, Hero calls $940, Fouquet calls $1,085

      Turn: 8:spade: ($3,910, 3 players)

      River: 7:diamond: ($3,910, 3 players)

      Final Pot: $3,910
      Fouquet shows: 8:diamond: 8:heart:
      707tato707 shows: J:diamond: Q:diamond:

      Fouquet wins $3,910 ( won +$2,585 )
      707tato707 lost -$1,325
      kupTa lost -$80
      Hero lost -$1,180

      Standard beats in tourneys...
      also your hand is pretty standard.