We were only 2 peoples into this hand. Before pre-flop i did not know what he had. But on the flop after i checked and he did a 5 bet, i was 100% he have a pocket pair. So seeing that i have 2 pairs on flop i decided to go all-in. I was right about him having a pair... but the turn and river helped him alot. I really hate having myself pockets jacks, my rate for win is somewhere bellow 20%, and the rate for loose against prockets jacks is around 70-80% ... no matter what i have. I know i overated my 2 pairs... + there is a chance for a flush and straight. But i already knew that he had pocket pair. So i played against a pocket pair...
Joined: Oct '11
Age: 27 (M)
Unlucky the way the hand unfolded yes. But I think your biggest mistake was even playing that hand. In my opinion, that hand is a fold unless you're on the button or at least very close to it, so in a late late position.
Yeah pretty unlucky but you played very passively pre flop, this kind of line is not very profitable in the long run I think. Fold (100% of the time fold here considering stack size) or raise pre flop is what I would say. Never limp "average" hands in these early positions, especially in MTTs. Not being in control of the pot is always a bad thing, and even if you had control of the pot, you're not gonna be in position after the flop most likely...
Joined: Oct '14
Age: 28 (M)
Posted by erru9107: Unlucky the way the hand unfolded yes. But I think your biggest mistake was even playing that hand. In my opinion, that hand is a fold unless you're on the button or at least very close to it, so in a late late position.
same here, I would fold preflop, other than that you did OK... maybe you should only called that 1k in case of set... but you didnt have luck
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 34 (M)
Definite fold preflop in that postion. On the button if you're opening or as an all in steal if there are limpers and if ante's are involved. But anywhere else, it's a fold for me. Better luck in the next one buddy
Well it's a bad play pre flop but what he did post flop is fine. The guy with JJ could've folded to his all-in bet, but he didn't and got lucky to hit a flush. I would say both guys did mistakes in the hand, but I can't blame the guy with JJ for calling the all-in bet on the flop with only 1 overcard on the board. But at the same time, It's not hard to put qzmag on paintcards (K-Q most likely) since he limped in early position...
You should put more limit on your calling range out of position and you should definitely stop limping with any hand as a first bettor. Don't care how soft the table was or how good your read was when the flop came, this hand cost you your whole game and you shouldn't even supposed to touch it from that position.
Joined: Aug '14
Age: 38 (M)
What is your problem? From my point of view you did everything right. Even your analysys was correct. You got all your money in with the best hand. So do not mind this is just bad luck as it often happens in poker.
Posted by StS5: What is your problem? From my point of view you did everything right. Even your analysys was correct. You got all your money in with the best hand. So do not mind this is just bad luck as it often happens in poker.