For your information, it was a freeroll, started with 5,700 and were left with 800 players left, I was around 500 and 450 get paid. 10 minutes blinds.
Preflop: I think my pot-odds could justify a call, is that correct? I get those situations often but I'm not sure it's right and I'd really like too see if I'm right or not.
Flop: Maybe too agressive but chanses are that I'm in the lead and have to get those overcards raised out. Probably nobody has a 9 or a 4, right?
Turn: Blank card, I check because he called me on the flop. He checked too so I put him on ace high, that seems pretty reasonable.
River: Bit of a scare card but I still think I've got +EV if I raise, is that right? Then he raises me all-in and I call because freeroll players would really go all-in with ace high. Though I think after a short consideration it wasn't justified. His most likely holding was a King.
Joined: Feb '11
Age: 23 (M)
Preflop: Super easy call with such odds Flop: Nice bet, gives you information. I like the sizing too, no need to bet more on this dry flop. Turn: Turncard is a pure blank, so I'd go ahead and make another small bet. There are many river cards that can put you in a tough spot, plus there are many worse hands he will probably call with and that you can get more value from River: After checking turn like you did, the only reason why I'd bet river would be a blocking bet. As in, bet a very low amount and make him just call that, instead of checking to him and having him bet a bigger amount that you will call either way. I think a blocking bet in this spot is fine, but there is no reason to bet 1K then, 600 should do the job as well. When he shoves all in you should definitely fold. I can't really see us ahead here often, especially the way he played the hand (might have flatted flop with overcards, checked back turn, hit OTR).
Joined: Feb '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 28 (M)
Hi. You were unlucky I guess and the way you played it set you up for a fall. It's hard to say whether it was entirely your fault as it was a free roll and the opponent shouldn't be limping with those cards. From one hand I won't judge too much. But I'd have played it so differently. I would have raised pre flop. I know it's only Q9 but it can be fairly strong on many flops and by being the first raiser you have the momentum to take down a non-action flop such as three low cards. The trouble is by just calling you really could be up against anything. And what is your opponent supposed to put you on when you limp and bet in first position. It's so obvious you have the 9 unless you bluff a lot. I don't know if the raise would have got rid of him. If it wouldn't then I certainly would be losing a lot more on the flop. Not putting him on an over pair cos he would have raised pre flop I would have assumed my 9 with Q kicker was good on the turn and probably lost it to an all-in.
Joined: Dec '12
Location: New Zealand
Age: 26 (M)
the check on the turn should of set you up for a fold on the river...or a check call, depending on how much he pushed for on the river. 4 limpers pre flop - wouldn't have bet out at all....check it down unless you had a 4 or A9 etc
Joined: May '08
Age: 51 (M)
A bit of a loose call preflop. Yes, the odds are good, but we are always the first to act, and our stack is quite low anyway. Good bet on the flop, on the turn another bet would be no mistake, but never call that raise on the river. You could only beat a pure bluff there.