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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:26 pm

I've been losing quite a bit lately, and knowing that a lot of you play cards. I just want to make sure that I'm playing hands right.

Last hands I lost

Pocket-99, I call, big blind check

flop 5-2-3

I raise half the pot, trying to chase this low stack, he raise all in, showing 4-5. Turn is a Ten, River was the Ace.
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Re: The unofficial Hold Em(Venting, Discussion, Strategy) Thread

Postby dclark0699 » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:37 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:I've been losing quite a bit lately, and knowing that a lot of you play cards. I just want to make sure that I'm playing hands right.

Last hands I lost

Pocket-99, I call, big blind check

flop 5-2-3

I raise half the pot, trying to chase this low stack, he raise all in, showing 4-5. Turn is a Ten, River was the Ace.


I probably would have raised preflop - but I could see why you might slow play. You made the right move after the flop - but in this case slow playing it allowed him to have an openended draw and he got lucky. Nothing you can really do when he catches a card on the river.
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Re: The unofficial Hold Em(Venting, Discussion, Strategy) Thread

Postby PlayingWithFire » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:29 pm

ok, since last seen, my KK has been beating my AK, my JJ has been beaten by 10-9, my trip has gotten beat by flush
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Re: The unofficial Hold Em(Venting, Discussion, Strategy) Thread

Postby Old_Style » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:44 pm

Whenever I have 9's or 10's I usually raise the big blind, trying to weed out the guys that have a face card in their pocket along with an unfavorable low card.
One of the things I hated most was slow playing pocket 9's or 10's and than the flop showing a couple face cards.
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Re: The unofficial Hold Em(Venting, Discussion, Strategy) Thread

Postby Snakes Gould » Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:50 pm

the fact of the matter is that you were the favorite when all the money went in and theres nothing you can really do about it...

how about a cafe tournament!!!?!?!
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Re: The unofficial Hold Em(Venting, Discussion, Strategy) Thread

Postby PlayingWithFire » Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:32 am

Snakes Gould wrote:the fact of the matter is that you were the favorite when all the money went in and theres nothing you can really do about it...

how about a cafe tournament!!!?!?!



I'm okay with pokerstar, but fulltilt needs 50 buy-in and that's a bit much
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Re: The unofficial Hold Em(Venting, Discussion, Strategy) Thread

Postby PlayingWithFire » Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:41 am

man, the drought is over. Finished 2nd the last 2 games. -11 today, +45 for the week, +20 overall. Last game was an intense game of "I don't want to be the one finishing 3rd and outside the money". Me and this other guy were $10 in chips apart. I outlasted him with a A-5 straight
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Re: The unofficial Hold Em(Venting, Discussion, Strategy) Thread

Postby Madison » Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:04 am

Old_Style wrote:One of the things I hated most was slow playing pocket 9's or 10's and than the flop showing a couple face cards.


Slow play allows for cheap and easy tossing of those junkers if they miss, or a nice monster pot win if they hit. Pocket 10's are really no different than pocket dueces. If you see a flop, you're most likely beaten unless you hit a set. So no point making it expensive on yourself unless you're feeling frisky or the table is just set up for that kind of play (provided you bluff after the flop even if you miss and overs are out there).

There's no "book" on how to play, but I make the majority of my money on the tables through hitting sets for cheap, and winding up with huge pot wins because it blindsides people.
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Re: The unofficial Hold Em(Venting, Discussion, Strategy) Thread

Postby PlayingWithFire » Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:25 am

I will go to bed and go to work tomorrow to make back the money I lost today. Last 2 losses has been TT vs. 99 preflop and AK vs. J7 preflop. Oh well.

and cafe tourney sounds great didn't we had one before?
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Re: The unofficial Hold Em(Venting, Discussion, Strategy) Thread

Postby Snakes Gould » Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:23 am

PlayingWithFire wrote:man, the drought is over. Finished 2nd the last 2 games. -11 today, +45 for the week, +20 overall. Last game was an intense game of "I don't want to be the one finishing 3rd and outside the money". Me and this other guy were $10 in chips apart. I outlasted him with a A-5 straight


it doesnt seem like you're playing for much money. if thats the case, then you're never going to get rid of those fishy calls.
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