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  • It was not a strong call, but he was looking to flop big, and he did. That's a "call, see a flop, and fold if you don't get a piece" hand. I don't like big-small cards, but I'll play them every once in a while with odds and position. I don't like his call, but it was deceptive, and you had no idea what he had. I'll also point out that he could have made that call with K-J, and you didn't give him credit for that type of hand. That is a hand that could call you preflop and also make the call of your raise on the flop. You didn't put him on a hand, and that was part of the reason why you lost as much as you did.



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    • Originally posted by Acreboy View Post
      man playing a little home game I have about a good size chip stack and people got knocked out early so we got to the final table pretty quickly.

      I get Ad-Ah in middle position, blinds are $500-$1000 so I raise it to $4500 and I get 4 quick calls. Flop comes Kd-3c-8d. I bet $5000, guy behind me calls quick and everyone else folds. turn is a Jd. I bet $15,000 he calls. Now I have Ad-Ah with 4 to a flush so when the river is a 4s I am a little dissapointed because I wanted a diamond but I figure I still have the best hand and bet $20,000. Guy just goes all in for like $3,000 more and I don't hesitate I call. He turns over K-3 giving him 2 pair. How he called my raise to begin with threw me off.

      I had about 16K left and I worked my way back up to over 100K but caught no cards after that. Finally blinds got up to 10K and 20K and I had 24K left so I had to go all in with 4-6 off suit.

      if it wasn't a home game i'd have been pissed.
      Obviously calling with K-3 preflop to that big of a raise is generally a bad idea but poker isn't a game about the right and wrong plays. He got lucky on the flop and you likely played your hand too aggressively (tends to happen when you have a great preflop hand, you can't let it go).

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      • Originally posted by bsaza2358 View Post
        It was not a strong call, but he was looking to flop big, and he did. That's a "call, see a flop, and fold if you don't get a piece" hand. I don't like big-small cards, but I'll play them every once in a while with odds and position. I don't like his call, but it was deceptive, and you had no idea what he had. I'll also point out that he could have made that call with K-J, and you didn't give him credit for that type of hand. That is a hand that could call you preflop and also make the call of your raise on the flop. You didn't put him on a hand, and that was part of the reason why you lost as much as you did.
        I did put him on a K at least and almost folded when the J came off but I had the nut flush draw as well.

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        • If you had the nut flush draw, why not check and let him bet to see how he defines his hand? You could have made a big laydown there or maybe seen the river for cheap. If he had checked behind you, you could have put him on a Q-10 or on smaller flush draw. You also discounted the fact that he could have had a made flush. In the end, it cost you a lot. It is tough to lay down A's, but when you get called by 4 people pre-flop, it tends to get ugly afterwards.

          In your situation, he called you quickly post-flop with 2 diamonds on board. He also called your big turn bet with potentially a made hand. You were likely very behind at that point with only 6 outs. Your best option would be to check the turn and try to hit on the river and value bet. It is a tough hand, but you can't assume your A's are automatically good.



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          • Originally posted by bsaza2358 View Post
            Awesome job, dude. Your hourly rate was very healthy, and you got dinner out of it, no? Solid stuff.
            Yea definitely got dinner out of it.
            Originally posted by nvot9
            I'm going to personally PM you when the Mets win the NL East and the Phillies don't even make the playoffs.

            Phillies 2007 NL East Champions & Back to Back MVP Award Winners.
            Indianapolis Colts 13-3
            Philadelphia Flyers 19-14-4 = 42 points
            Philadelphia 76ers 14-18
            Coach Bob Huggins 10-2

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            • Originally posted by bsaza2358 View Post
              If you had the nut flush draw, why not check and let him bet to see how he defines his hand? You could have made a big laydown there or maybe seen the river for cheap. If he had checked behind you, you could have put him on a Q-10 or on smaller flush draw. You also discounted the fact that he could have had a made flush. In the end, it cost you a lot. It is tough to lay down A's, but when you get called by 4 people pre-flop, it tends to get ugly afterwards.

              In your situation, he called you quickly post-flop with 2 diamonds on board. He also called your big turn bet with potentially a made hand. You were likely very behind at that point with only 6 outs. Your best option would be to check the turn and try to hit on the river and value bet. It is a tough hand, but you can't assume your A's are automatically good.
              Well, thats why I posted this. To see what you guys think.

              It wouldn't have been the first time I layed down Aces. Thanks for the help.

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              • It is hard to lay it down, but part of the development of a good player into a great player is trusting his reads and making this stuff happen. You were a tremendous favorite preflop, but you didn't give your opponent credit for a hand when he called your raise preflop, postflop, and on the turn. It is a lesson, but at least you were able to rebound somewhat with some great shortstack play.



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                • Me and my friend went to the Taj last night from 8pm to 430 am we both played 1-2. I bought in for 140 and left with 300. At one point I was up to 580, but took some terrible bad beats where on 2 occasions someone hit a 2 outer on me. Where I already had a fullhouse and on the river they got the better fullhouse.I cant be mad, but I can barely keep my eyes open right now. I havent slept for 28 hours. Once you stop drinking Red Bull its like your dead. My boy who is a really good player was down like 220 in cards and 600 in Roulette and other stuff. So he was down 820 total so be before we leave he puts 25 on 8 and 25 on 11 in roulette and the 8 comes out. So we both ended up winning on the night. Scary ride back to Philly though cause he was dipping out the whole way home.
                  Originally posted by nvot9
                  I'm going to personally PM you when the Mets win the NL East and the Phillies don't even make the playoffs.

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                  Indianapolis Colts 13-3
                  Philadelphia Flyers 19-14-4 = 42 points
                  Philadelphia 76ers 14-18
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                  • Way to grind it out, but have fun staying awake today. Nothing you can do about the bad beats.



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                    • I won 120 in a tournament last night at a local casino.

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                      • Well done. Did you finish first, or did you just cash? Where is local for you?



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                        • Originally posted by bsaza2358 View Post
                          Well done. Did you finish first, or did you just cash? Where is local for you?
                          Cashed at 8th place

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                          • How many players? What was the buy-in? What casino? I always keep a catalog of where good places to play are.



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                            • Originally posted by bsaza2358 View Post
                              How many players? What was the buy-in? What casino? I always keep a catalog of where good places to play are.
                              60 dollar buy in. 79 players at Morongo Resort and Casino near Palm Springs, CA

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                              • And they only paid 8th place $120? Or was it $180 for 8th, and you made $120 profit? That sounds like a pretty weak payout if it's only $120 total.



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