Tuesday, November 07, 2006

To Call or Not To Call

Played some Stud-8 tonight. Won a buyin. Had some fun with a mo-run. It was an interesting conversation.

BigMo123: had 2pr and 4 diamonds dasmn u lucky
SirFWALGMan: blah blah blah
SirFWALGMan: I had a good hand
SirFWALGMan: A low and a high
SirFWALGMan: what you want me to fold it?
BigMo123: u had a str8
BigMo123: yeah
BigMo123: i had outs
SirFWALGMan: i had a made low
SirFWALGMan: and a made high
BigMo123: but you didnt win the low
SirFWALGMan: ya so?
SirFWALGMan: I had a monster hand no way I
should fold that
BigMo123: stop being a toad
SirFWALGMan: lol
SirFWALGMan: stop whining like a baby
SirFWALGMan: or whimpering like a puppy
BigMo123: I'm not whining I'm just saying toad
SirFWALGMan: say it to someone who cares

Played a 2-table 18-person SNG. I took 3rd. Not a bad finish. I ended up going out when I pushed my eights into his tens or something stupid like that. Pocket pairs are strong with 3-peeps so I do not feel that bad.

Played the MIDNIGHT MADDNESS. I cashed for my first time in it. Nothing big. Fiftieth place out of like 1000 peeps. It was alot of fun. I went out on a hand that could not be called a BAD play but I wonder if there was a better spot.

** EDIT: Fiftieth not fifth. Lol. What a retard. I was wondering why people were congradulating me. lol. Moron.

I had 14K in chips. The blinds were 1600/800 ante-150. Another short stack with 11K raises 4800. I come over the top of him with AQo. He calls. He flips over 88. I do not improve. I am debating if this was the right move. I had a good hand. I had a chance to win. I lost the hand. Would it have made more sense to wait for something better or for the chance to be the aggressor? I think probably it would have.


Blogger Drizztdj said...

How are the payouts on the final table? Worth the 3-4 hours?

7:03 AM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

First is 1800 which is well worth the time.. Top 5 is pretty good.. top 10 is nice for the buyin.. same ole' FT structure as usual.

7:55 AM

Blogger Iakaris aka I.A.K. said...

yeah i missed this...thought this was a stud post.

there are of course other considerations - to begin - what range did you put him on with that raise? next, did you want a call if it meant you were racing (essentially the best you could do)? That's not unreasonable, but if you think about what hands are going to call this move, you're either dominated or running. If you didn't want the call and wanted him to fold, the real questions are more like what did he think of you at this point (what range would he put you on) and was he capable of folding given what he had left and the money on the table.

I personally don't love his call of your push; I guess he felt committed - if that was his strategy I would think he should push his 88 preflop and be happy with blinds and antes.

So to answer your question, with AQ I probably push there if I think the guy is likely to succumb to pressure. If not, or I'm unsure, I still have time to pick a better spot. Your play is certainly defendable.

10:24 AM

Blogger WindBreak247 said...

I had a run-in in the chat box last night too. Gotta love it. I think I'm gonna post about it, so look for it if you're interested.

12:59 PM


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