deep into yet another freeroll,top 50 being paid and about 65 left. blinds are 3k-6k i have 325k,6th in tourny. im first to act and raise to 20k with AQos,everyone folds apart from big blind who has 400k and has been bullyboy for a while who raises to 42k. i figure hes bluffing but call rather than reraise. the flop comes down A 9 5 rainbow,he checks i bet 40k so now have 25% of my stack invested to which he shoves all in,i think 4 a while and im sure hes hit nothing so i call,he turns over AA and im saying bye bye to the table,did i play like a complete donk ???
Joined: Oct '08
Age: 32 (M)
Aggressive players are unpredictable because they are always playing aggressive and when they have AA or 56 they are playing the same way so it's harder to put them on a hand. That made u wanna call then when u hit u can't fold. He basically sucked u in from his table image.
Joined: Nov '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 44 (M)
Posted by Fr3nChi: Aggressive players are unpredictable because they are always playing aggressive and when they have AA or 56 they are playing the same way so it's harder to put them on a hand. That made u wanna call then when u hit u can't fold. He basically sucked u in from his table image.
Yep this is the ploy of all aggressive players they can play there AA all day long and just wait for that opertunity to pump someone like you! Dont be to down hearted as you had a read on him and tried to make a stand but got unlucky this time..but he could have had 99 or even 55 in his hand so you might have done well to give it up... Considering you was so close to the bubble and knew him to be a bully avoiding the hand with him as he had more chips than you would have been advisablt to. Think about it this way ..you put all YOUR chips in to a pot where you only had top pair!... You had sat there for ?? hours and accumilated 325K (thats some amount of chips) that you layed to rest for top pair.... thats not good poker....i would be willing to bet that if it was earlyer in the tourny you could have let it go...
Joined: May '09
Age: 32 (M)
I would have folded for sure, not kidding. I never call an all-in with only 1 pair. do you really think he would go all in with less and risk all of that? He might if he's a good poker player, but it's not worth it.
But don't blame yourself, most of the times he would have had A 10 or something, right? So you did ok thing...
Joined: Feb '08
Age: 37 (M)
i would have folded he knows your raising from UTG with a decent hand? i mean your a TAG id assume, he knows your not raising with air and calling his re raise with air, with him putting u all in like that id assume you would pick up that he has somthing if he knows what sort of player u are...
I know it can be tough playing at a table when the money is close, the blinds keep going up and the bully keeps raising out the roof. It reminds me of that thread about a week ago, "Bad fold or bad call." I know we don't like to do either but I chose bad call over bad fold because bad calls always seem to hurt me the most. At least with a bad fold I am still in and can hope to recover. If you folded and he had nothing you would still be in heading for the money and not home. Good job though, those freerolls take along time to play and then you have all the maniacs that play too. Good luck
Joined: Jul '09
Age: 59 (M)
freeroll is strange, buy in is nothing. all in is very usual. Look all action. you bet 2,5 BB, he raises. The flop comes rainbow A 9 5. He checks you bet. He check -raises all in. Thinking about it , range is : A5,A9, 55, 99, AA or bluff. And you winning AJ- KK-. Is correct call???
never play the biggerstack when you are one of the bigstacks unless you have got the nuts
------------ costs me 1 time a big cash in 50000 guaranteed I was 3rd against No1 and there were all shortstacks and still cant forgive myself I hit aces up K kicker against his full house and he went allin on river and i couldnt fold won only 1200$ 1st prize 12500$ when I had fold the whole time I had probably 4500 or 5400
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 36 (M)
yep, because he already collected so many chips and you're pretty deep in the tournament, you can assume he knows what he's doing.. but in many situations you will see people show you a hand which is worse in a freeroll, it's just unbelievable and very unpredictable what hands people play in a freeroll.. just played a hand where a guy went allin with 84 on 942r flop and was called by J8 (no shortstacks).. especially in the first hour of a freeroll, many players are willing to go all-in with any top pair regardless their kicker (typical A rag) So I guess what i want to say, there are many freeroll situations in which i would have made the call