Tuesday, March 9, 2010

How not to play deep stacked - Biggest $ pot won

100NL is presenting untold amounds of opportunities. In fact, I think in early going, 100NL (Rush) is easier than 50NL.

Now to the point of this post: don't stack off KK against resistance. I'm not claiming to be guilt-free of this type of behavior, but I'm not pushing into the aggressor... If need be, go into turtle mode and check / call down.

The fact that I flop a set is a cooler to KK. Don't make it worse by stacking off to me:

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

MP1: $115.00
MP2: $165.70
Hero (CO): $193.35
BTN: $100.00
SB: $37.00
BB: $348.30
UTG: $139.25
UTG+1: $68.75
UTG+2: $103.75

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is CO with 9s 9h
UTG raises to $3, 3 folds, MP2 raises to $10.50, Hero calls $10.50, 4 folds
Deep-stacked, I can comfortably call a raise up to ~$15 and still be marginally profitable. As is, he gives me a discount on my profitability, and I'm not going ANYWHERE. I suspect him for AK, QQ+. If I hit, I sometimes stack. If I miss, I fold depending on the action.

Flop: ($25.50) Td 9c 6d (2 players)
MP2 bets $14, Hero raises to $45, MP2 raises to $155.20 all in, Hero calls $110.20
I make a sizable raise; MP2 should have the brakes on! Instead, he chooses the aggressive line of shove. Who can call a 155BB shove here? Anyone that beats KK. That's why you go into turtle mode (check / call) or if you're good enough (I sometimes am and sometimes am not) to be able to get away from that overpair, *FOLD*.

Turn: ($335.90) 7s (2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($335.90) 6s (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $335.90
MP2 shows Kd Ks (two pair, Kings and Sixes)
Hero shows 9s 9h (a full house, Nines full of Sixes)
Hero wins $332.90
(Rake: $3.00)

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