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Nov. 1, 2011, Hand played by John_HewittJohn Hewitt, playing here as "speculator", discusses a hand from a recent online tournament which propells him into one of the chip leaders. Find out what...
Questions & Answers
This hand occurred with about 60 players left in the tournament. Everyone was playing fairly well but i had a very decent image. At this point i was playing typically tight aggressive. 10 Gram Co was actually one of the most active players and actually was a factor in making this call a bit easier than it may have been against another player.
Yes. In these online tournaments, especially deep with these stack sizes I almost always open with a Min raise regardless of the strength of my hand. As I have a lot of experience playing tournaments online it means im fairly comfortable playing the streets and keeping pots under control.
I get called by one player behind me pre flop and the BB completes the action. The flops good for me, top pair with a good kicker and a gutshot but really i want to end the hand with a bet. Playing the turn and river can get very tricky if i just get called here. Calling of my stack and being the aggressor are very different. if the BB shoves over the 3 bet then i dont call off.
Yes basically, when he makes the raise for just over the minimum he still has fold equity. I dont neccessarily expect him to fold a lot here when he makes the raise but he can still play a 25bb stack, its not an instant call by him.
Well really his range leads to having a lot of tens in this spot. jacks are unlikely since you expect a 3 bet pre. AQ can be a realistic hand but im leaving myself with outs. I have the Q clubs with helps a lot since the only really flush draw he should have is A Ten clubs which obviously would be huge for him.
Also, as I mentioned before this player had been quite active. He can make this raise with QJ, Ten Jack hands and even pocket Tens.
HU against this player i don’t want to fold here, i have good equity, back door outs if he has my beat and its hard to be crushed here.
In the end i don’t think he was priced into calling. He made a loose call and decided to gamble. Obviously i was happy!
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