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How to play these hands optimally?

    • yobbo
      yobbo
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.03.2007 Posts: 1
      Here's a sample of two hands from different money tournaments on pp, both times I go all in with what I think is correct play. My table background would be me playing tight -aggressive.

      First I called an all-in when it was obvious that he had trips but i had 2-1 to call my nut flush draw so I called:

      Table Rebuy (951052) Table #15 (Real Money)
      Seat 3 is the button
      Total number of players : 10
      Seat 3: dynamo_basti ( $5800 )
      Seat 4: olegeiser ( $10060 )
      Seat 5: VariscoPoker ( $2900 )
      Seat 6: eichkorn ( $1900 )
      Seat 7: protools775 ( $5370 )
      Seat 8: Lakshmi333 ( $6300 )
      Seat 9: yobboAK ( $7240 )
      Seat 10: pat421 ( $4450 )
      Seat 1: shocun ( $2880 )
      Seat 2: Sultan1980 ( $5280 )
      Trny: 32312723 Level: 2
      Blinds(30/60)
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to yobboAK [ 7c Ac ]
      eichkorn calls [60]
      protools775 calls [60]
      Lakshmi333 calls [60]
      yobboAK calls [60]
      pat421 folds
      shocun folds
      Sultan1980 raises [120]
      dynamo_basti folds
      olegeiser calls [90]
      VariscoPoker folds
      eichkorn calls [60]
      protools775 calls [60]
      Lakshmi333 calls [60]
      yobboAK calls [60]
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ Tc, Ts, 2c ]
      olegeiser is all-In [9940]
      eichkorn folds
      protools775 is all-In [5250]
      Lakshmi333 folds
      yobboAK is all-In [7120]
      Sultan1980 folds
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ 5d ]
      ** Dealing River ** [ Js ]
      olegeiser shows [ 8h, Th ]three of a kind, Tens.
      protools775 shows [ Kh, Td ]three of a kind, Tens.
      yobboAK shows [ 7c, Ac ]a pair of Tens.
      olegeiser wins 2820 chips from side pot #2 with three of a kind, Tens.
      olegeiser wins 3740 chips from side pot #1 with three of a kind, Tens.
      protools775 wins 16530 chips from the main pot with three of a kind, Tens with King kicker.






      Secondly I had AA and thought I was on top with flopped trips but it was close:

      Table Regular (950933) Table #1 (Real Money)
      Seat 5 is the button
      Total number of players : 9
      Seat 2: yobboAK ( 26729 )
      Seat 5: Bwl19 ( 24305 )
      Seat 6: secondbase13 ( 725 )
      Seat 7: hexy2827 ( 29862 )
      Seat 8: AlexSKY ( 37073 )
      Seat 3: PeterVon666 ( 9415 )
      Seat 1: shadowz444 ( 2655 )
      Seat 9: BeQuickOrBeDead ( 7957 )
      Seat 10: addicted2it2 ( 33975 )
      Trny:32277748 Level:8
      Blinds-Antes(400/800 -25)
      shadowz444 posts ante [25].
      yobboAK posts ante [25].
      PeterVon666 posts ante [25].
      Bwl19 posts ante [25].
      secondbase13 posts ante [25].
      hexy2827 posts ante [25].
      AlexSKY posts ante [25].
      BeQuickOrBeDead posts ante [25].
      addicted2it2 posts ante [25].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to yobboAK [ Ad As ]
      AlexSKY folds
      BeQuickOrBeDead folds
      addicted2it2 calls [800]
      shadowz444 folds
      yobboAK raises [1600]
      PeterVon666 folds
      Bwl19 folds
      secondbase13 folds
      hexy2827 will be using his time bank for this hand.
      hexy2827 folds
      addicted2it2 calls [800]
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ Th, Kh, Ac ]
      addicted2it2 checks
      yobboAK bets [3200]
      addicted2it2 raises [6400]
      yobboAK raises [7200]
      addicted2it2 is all-In [25950]
      yobboAK is all-In [14704]
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ Ks ]
      ** Dealing River ** [ 6d ]
      yobboAK shows [ Ad, As ]a full house, Aces full of Kings.
      addicted2it2 shows [ Qh, Jc ]a straight Ten to Ace.
      addicted2it2 wins 7246 chips from side pot #1 with a straight, Ten to Ace.
      yobboAK wins 54833 chips from the main pot with a full house, Aces full of Kings.


      What I'm asking is there any other way to play these hands? Should I have folded my flush draw?
  • 1 reply
    • Stefan1000
      Stefan1000
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.01.2006 Posts: 1,649
      Hi yobbo, welcome here at the board and this is a good start you made your first post

      BUT please use a hand converter so the hands are better displayed.
      You can use our free tool for that: Texas Grab'em

      Or have a look at "how to post sample hands"

      Also please post your hands into the NL board

      I tried to convert it for you but actually this format is excepted nowhere.

      Hand 1) Fold Preflop

      Hand 2) no minraise here, you have to re-raise much more but i can't tell you how much exactly.

      Best regards,
      Stefan