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Instant Tragedy

February 6, 2010 at 2:12 am

What? Too much?

Is calling a UTG+2 raise the right play from the button.  UTG+2 had won a previous hand with a riverred set that beat my top 2 pair.

Or was it LSM – Lucky Set Mining?

Poker Stars $5.00+$0.20 No Limit Hold’em Tournament – t10/t20 Blinds – 10 players – View hand 520017

The Official Hand History Converter

UTG+2: t1710 M = 57

MP1: t1520 M = 50.67

MP2: t1480 M = 49.33

MP3: t1520 M = 50.67

CO: t1470 M = 49

Hero (BTN): t1340 M = 44.67

SB: t1480 M = 49.33

BB: t1480 M = 49.33

UTG: t1500 M = 50

UTG+1: t1500 M = 50

Pre Flop: (t30) Hero is BTN with 3 of hearts 3 of spades

2 folds, UTG+2 raises to t60, 4 folds, Hero calls t60, SB calls t50, BB calls t40

Flop: (t240) 3 of clubs 5 of clubs Q of hearts (4 players)

SB bets t60, BB folds, UTG+2 raises to t240, Hero calls t240, SB folds

Turn: (t780) J of hearts (2 players)

UTG+2 bets t380, Hero raises to t1040 all in, UTG+2 calls t660

River: (t2860) 6 of diamonds (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: t2860

UTG+2 shows Q of diamonds K of diamonds (a pair of Queens)

Hero shows 3 of hearts 3 of spades (three of a kind, Threes)

Hero wins t2860

  • 1

    I think the real thing to take from this hand is the overbetting so popular in small tournaments. It really is a study in contrast to the “Low Ball” poker promoted by Negreanu.

    While I have no problem with one raising early with a speculative hand like KQs, it isn’t my first choice in early or even middle tournament play. It is a hand to steal blinds with when the blinds mean something. It is also a hand that gives some implied odds so the beneficial early play would be building a multi-way pot.

    Overbetting is ignoring or disrespecting the table. The term “betting for information” isn’t part of his vocabulary.

    That’s my take anyway.

    KenP on February 6th, 2010
  • 2

    More importantly … how’s married life?

    lightning36 on February 6th, 2010
  • 3

    Married life ROCKS!

    Instant Tragedy on February 7th, 2010
  • 4

    So my play was adequate?

    Instant Tragedy on February 7th, 2010
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