Joined: Aug '08
Age: 39 (M)
In the dazzlers you really dont know what you're facing at times. Since the tourny is a freezeout the amount of rebuy zaniness is lessened but because tis a micro game novice players make more mistakes. Personally i think you played the pot well. If he had AK, AQ AJ or maybe even Ax he was calling that board. Ive even gone allin there and had A6 call and get there. So you did the right thing and i think him diving is all the proof we need. I wouldnt be surprised to learn he had 67h and was waiting for you to catch up in his head. The game is that varied.
Glad he never had a diamond. Those four card flushed love killing my trips. Okay all i would change is the action pre flop. Calling here is fine and something ive done many times but i think its the wrong play. You want to force your opponents into making mistakes also since you hit trips 12.5% of the time you want to sweeten the pot whilst giving off the impression you either have a hand thats much better then 77. Or that you will cbet. This works two ways, if you do take the lead but dont cbet you give off weakness and some may attack you. Where you could also make a cbet and win the pot outright with poor holdings.
Hand #3- You got greedy i think here. As the game winds down to this stage you still have players who are lucky to get that far but the way the hand was played and the fact he two bet you and you just flatted tells me you already knew you were in some trouble. The villain here knows what he is doing and he made it really hard for you to find a fold here. I think i would have told myself he had AK given the circumstances. It wouldnt be a hard sell considering he two bet you preflop.
I just two bet in the 200gtd and the villain three bet me and i had AA. I dove. He had KK. just like the book says. Anytime you get someone playing 2-3 bets they arent bluffing. At best youd be lucky to face AKAQAJQQJJ or 1010.
Writing it out helps though for sure as you said you already noticed the mistakes you made by doing it.
Id suggest staying away from the dazzlers since they arent reqwarding enough unless you have a crack FT game and can run past 10th since its a freezeout.
Alternatively they have the deepstack games where they pay out more players and with deepstack structure you should be able to play less fearfull of running out of time.
Joined: Apr '10
Age: 28 (M)
Y-day i was in the hand with 88, flops come 3, 8, Q rainbow, i was UTG, betting half a pot, there was 3 other players in that hand, and one push for all in. This is 100k freeroll on PokerStars, and i knew that in early phase there are a lot of rebuyers (unlimited for $0.3) who would push here on top pair, str8 draw or even an ace in hand.
I was all in vs AJ, AQ, QK, more than 92% win for me... But that was not the case... Turn, A... River A... It was funny really
just goes to prove....we have no control over which cards hit the board. The percentages and odds are guidelines and don't always happen the way predicted...this is holdem the most unpredicable game on the planet. Don't think so...check on the variance of your bankroll...then we talk.