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Nice game benko!H36 I thought you were in trouble on this one, but you made a nice catch!H74 I sometimes find these hands problematic when facing smallish bets with drawing hands and big pots. Nice fold!H95 I thought the bubble would burst on this one.Nice recovery after getting your AA cracked!Final hand: Once again we see a clear example of a minraise gone bad:) Nice call preflop!Roland
Thanks, Roland.H36 was an interesting flop. No hand and no primary draw but a slew of backdoor draws including the NFD and potential gutshots at both ends as well as an overcard ace. If I'm the PFA and it's checked to me, I'll usually C-bet a king high flop on a wet board. Was happy to take the free card on the turn when the perfect 5 of clubs gave me a bunch of outs on the river. Properly valuing backdoor draws is part of my game I'd like to work on.H74 In retrospect maybe I should have semi-bluffed the flop with an OE but the later action suggests the button was slow-playing a big hand so perhaps this was a case of wrong play, right result!
I forgot to commend you on a great aggressive game! You played smart.I agree with you on both hands benko. However, in MTTs I find these hands difficult. Typically the MTT is nearing the bubble and I have an average stack with an M of 9-10 and a Q of 1. I pick up a playable hand in position and make a pf bet getting called by one of the blinds. Then a questionable flop falls. I make a Cbet getting called again. Check the turn and get faced with a small bet on the river. Either way, suddenly my stack has gone from decent to push-fold range. I don't know the solution to this problem yet, but I get myself into it far too often in the larger MTTs. I hope to avoid this on Sunday when I play the Sunday Million...
Stack sizes and the status of the tournament do change everything. GL on Sunday, at least in the Million! What time does it start?
I still haven't decided whether to play the Warm-Up at 7:30 PM my time or the Million at 10:30 PM. I'll have to see how the family situation is on Sunday before I register ... :)