Ace King (AK) vs. Pocket Queens (QQ): It is Not a Flip ...

Advice for a losing player

I've played poker for a couple of years, initially live but then more online since covid.
My live results have always been ok and I've always been at the top end of the local league, but I've always been a losing player online.
I play poker as a hobby, I've a successful career and can afford the losses I've made. I play about 10 hours a week on average, and enjoy the intellectual challenge involved. But obviously I don't like losing and want to change that if possible. I realise that maybe only 0.5% of online players are profitable players, but I do want to get to that point, even if it takes a while.
I play on PartyPoker, so no HUDs involved, and tend to play 6-max 50NL, 25NL and 10NL, though mostly at 10NL. I usually play a single table at a time as I like to focus on what's happening and spend time assessing the opposition, assessing hands as they're played etc.
I feel as if my game is fairly solid, my Vpip and Pfr stats being where they should be, if not a little on the tighter side given the rake implications at these stakes. I've studied a fair bit and for opening ranges, 3-bet ranges etc use Michael Acevedo's charts in Modern Poker Theory as a guide. I would say I've played maybe 200,000 hands in total, and have cut out a few major leaks, but no doubt there are still many more there. I have clear strategies for playing against out-and-out fish, as well as nits etc.
I only recently started recording my P/L, and have done this in excel rather than buying any hand recording software, though maybe that needs to be my next step. Over the last 17,000+ hands that I've recorded over the last 3 months or so I'm down 15 buy-ins, or 1,500 BBs. Which is pretty tragic tbh, given in my own mind I'm a solid player. Most of that I've lost in about 6,000 hands.
But this does seem to be a trend where I'll hold my own for a while, then have a stinking run which will obliterate my bank. I have made mistakes through that run for sure, particularly when I get annoyed with one bad beat after another, but overall I've stuck to the fundamentals and played pretty well (in my own mind!). It does feel like there's been a lot of 'run bad' during that downswing, but then I always feel that, the reality is it must just be my game. But it is disappointing I can't seem to avoid these crushing downswings given the amount I've improved my game.
As a bit of context about this downswing, I've recording the outcomes of any hand where I've been all-in pre-flop, usually when I have AA, KK, QQ, sometimes AK and sometimes other hands if I feel the opponent is playing with a wider range. Of the last 14 pre-flop all-ins I've lost 11 and won 3, when the pre-flop equities say I should have evened out and won 7. I've been losing here with AA Vs TT or JJ, KK Vs AA etc. Had that evened out I guess I would be up 8 buy-ins more than I am, which accounts for half that stinking run I guess.
Anyway that's the long and short of it, if you got this far I salute you! Just looking for any general advice or guidance, particularly from those who have been here and prevailed, it also feels cathartic to write this out. I'll be taking a bit of time out to mull my game over and study a bit, so any thoughts at this point will be very much appreciated. Thanks dude.
TL;DR I'm sh*te, how can I get better?
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Wsop $400 bracelet event tough spot with AQ

Hey guys just wanted to get your opinion on if I butchered this hand, played it standard or if I could’ve done anything differently. Can’t help but think this hand could’ve made all the difference in my tournament.
Blinds 600-1200 don’t recall ante but probably 120.
Hero 102.5k opens UTG + 1 to 2500 with AdQs folds around to CO 97k who 3 bets to 7450, hero calls. I don’t love just calling AQo out of position but felt it was too good to fold. Thought about 4 betting as well.
Flop Ac10c6d. Hero checks V bets 7000 hero calls.
Turn 4c completes flush draw. Hero checks V bets 17.5k hero calls.
River 7h Hero checks V shoves slightly over pot sized bet. Hero??
This was before the money 640 or so players left paid 371 but that wasn’t a significant consideration.
Vs potential hands AA AxKc AKo AKs KxKc QxQc KcQc although I block some of those combos. I’m not sure if he 3 bets other club suited connectors or 1010.
I ended up folding for my last 70k or so then spiraled down to 46k and lost with AK to AA all in pre. If I called off with AQ and was correct I would’ve been over 200k and easily in bracelet contention.
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Hand History Review AK

Hi All, would love feedback on this deepstacked 4 bet put with AKs. I feel pretty good preflop, flop and turn but I think I think the river is pretty tough as basically all his bluffs get there...
PokerStars - $0.05 NL FAST (6 max) -
BTN: 102.4 BB SB: 282.2 BB Hero (BB): 197.8 BB UTG: 119.4 BB MP: 82.4 BB CO: 83 BB
SB posts SB 0.4 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB
Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has Ad Kd fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to 3 BB, Hero raises to 9.2 BB, SB raises to 29.2 BB, Hero calls 20 BB
We’re 200 BB deep here so in kind of a weird situation when I get 4 bet. I figure in a blind vs. blind battle ranges are a fair bit wider and since he has 280BB he is probably not super fishy and has a more polarized 4 bet range with JJ+, AJs+, AQo+, maybe KQs for value/equity denial and suited wheel aces for bluffs. I feel I have pretty decent equity against this range and flat in position.
Flop : (58.4 BB, 2 players) Ah Jh 2d SB bets 28 BB, Hero calls 28 BB
We flop pretty well, would love a rainbow board here or even a few diamonds, but TPTK on a range neutral board (I am probably flatting AA preflop this deep, as well as JJ and AJs) facing a 1/2 pot bet is a clear continue through a call. I figure he is betting AA (1 combo) JJ (3 combos) and AJ (2 combos) for value, and probably continuing for this amount with QKhh and the combo of QKs. I would guess he checks QQ and KK here, but maybe not, either way we are ahead of those.
Turn : (114.4 BB, 2 players) 7h SB bets 54.8 BB, Hero calls 54.8 BB
Flush draw comes in, but realistically he only has QKhh for one combo of flushes here I can’t imagine K10 or Q10 are 4 betting pre, even sb vs. Bb. When he bets here, though, I’m really only beating bluffs as I imagine if he bet QQ or KK on the flop he definitely checks on the turned flush card. I kind of hate this card but I am basically at the top of my range here and call, planning to call all non-heart rivers.
River : (224 BB, 2 players) Ts SB bets 107.4 BB, Hero?
This is a pretty tough spot as his turn bluff QKx2 combos (maybe more) for the gunshot all get there on the 10. I also don’t know if he jams with AA and JJ when so much gets there by the river, though, so his value range is limited and I block QKs. I’m not really sure what other parts of my preflop flatting range I play this way, as I probably raise JJ and AJ on the flop, so am I really only calling down here with Aces? This is probably a fold, given how little people bluff at 5NL, but...
SB shows Qs Qd Hero shows Ad Kd Hero wins 379.2 BB
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Handling negative variance in “live” homegames.

TL/DR: Getting punished by math when all in at the end of the night when I can’t play that often. Need help resetting my brain.
I’ve never been much of an online player. I like to play in cardrooms or local homegames. Low stakes $1/$2 or $5-$10 buyin home tourneys.
Since the COVID crisis our homegames have moved online with Zoom and PokerNow. I’ve also become involved with another, bigger homegame group because of the ease of playing online together.
I’m super tilted from last night and wanted to ask your advice because it seems to be happening a lot lately. Here’s the rundown of last night:
I lost my first stack pretty early when I ran my overpair into top set when I called his top shove. This opponent can easily punt on a draw but he had it this time. Oh well, way it goes.
I spent the rest of the evening grinding my second buy in back up when the final hand got me. Villain is a very loose aggro player who will bet big with second pair, call off big bets on wet boards with top pair, etc. Anyways we get it all in with me having top 2 and she has top and bottom. Should redeem my whole night. Welp, she of course rivers her two outer and stacks me.
Last week, I was all in preflop with AK vs Q10 and he turned the straight. The week before I got all in pre with AA vs AQ and flop was KQQ. It just feels like an unfortunate pattern.
Listen, I understand that I am a big favorite in each of these spots. I understand that I should want to be in these spots every day. I get that negative variance is a thing, even a 20-1 dog will spike the card from time to time, and I just have to deal with it.
However, I only get to play once a week or every two weeks (maybe) and I don’t have hundreds of thousands of hands for the math to even out. It’s easier for me when I know I made a bad play, or got trapped.
What are some tips that you live players have for psychologically weathering these bouts of bad luck, especially at the end of the night when you end up getting stacked when you were the favorite? I know it only sounds like three bad spots but I get to play so rarely that it can get exhausting.
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Hands for review

Here are a few hands from this morning's session of 10z.
Hand 1:
BTN: 120 BB SB: 80 BB BB: 199.4 BB UTG: 141.5 BB MP: 144.7 BB Hero (CO): 120.5 BB
SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB
Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has As 8s fold, fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, BTN raises to 9 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 6.5 BB
Flop : (19.5 BB, 2 players) Qh 5s 4c Hero checks, BTN bets 2.5 BB, Hero raises to 10 BB, BTN calls 7.5 BB
Turn : (39.5 BB, 2 players) Ah Hero checks, BTN checks
River : (39.5 BB, 2 players) 4s Hero bets 10 BB, BTN raises to 35 BB, Hero ?
Hero opens in the CO and is 3bet by an unknown (no sample) OTB. I elect to call since we are in late position and have a suited A.
Hero checks the flop and villain bets super small. Disregarding the super small bet, I want to x/r this board at some frequency because theoretically villain should be betting almost 100% of his range here. So hero raises and gets called.
On the turn I decide to check to keep my hand disguised. Looking back now though I should probably barrel the turn here with a half pot sizing.
On the river, after villain checks back the turn, I am assigning him a range that is mostly comprised of Qx, some pocket pairs and maybe 67 or 78. Given that range, I am inclined to value bet, so I go for a 1/4 sizing. Villain decides to raise here.
However, I don't think the raise really makes a lot of sense. He shouldn't really have 55 or 44 given that he 3bet preflop. He can have QQ, but I think that would likely bet the turn or even 3bet the flop. He can also have hands like A10-AK which floated the flop, or even AA. However, I think he would likely bet those on the turn. Given that analysis, I am calling.
Hand 2:
BTN: 102.6 BB SB: 175 BB Hero (BB): 121.5 BB UTG: 120 BB MP: 100 BB CO: 210.3 BB
SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB
Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Jc Jd fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 2.5 BB, fold, Hero raises to 12.5 BB, BTN calls 10 BB
Flop : (25.5 BB, 2 players) 5c Th Kh Hero bets 8 BB, BTN calls 8 BB
Turn : (41.5 BB, 2 players) 2d Hero checks, BTN checks
River : (41.5 BB, 2 players) 7h Hero ?
A previously tagged fish (29 21 7) opens OTB, and hero 3bets in the BB. I've adjusted to using closer to a 5x sizing when 3betting out of the BB and expanding my 3bet BB range (vs button) to include a lot more bluffs than I was previously doing. Villain calls.
Flop is a board that favors our range. We have all the AK, KK, a lot of the Ah flush draws and a similar number of 1010. Therefore, I am betting with range here with ~1/3 sizing. Villain calls.
The turn doesn't improve our range at all, so I think checking is best. Villain checks back. When villain checks back he likely doesn't have Kx, and shouldn't have many flush draws, as he should be semi-bluffing those (I think).
OTR the flush draw completes. However, as I mentioned before, he shouldn't have many flushes based on the turn action and likely no Kx. Given this, I think we should go for a thin value/blocker bet, targeting 10x or worse pairs. Thoughts?
Hand 3:
BTN: 108.9 BB SB: 165.9 BB BB: 103 BB UTG: 121.5 BB Hero (MP): 224.6 BB CO: 74.5 BB
SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB
Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Qh As fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, fold, SB calls 2 BB, BB calls 1.5 BB
Flop : (7.5 BB, 3 players) 4s Qs 7d SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets 4.2 BB, fold, BB calls 4.2 BB
Turn : (15.9 BB, 2 players) Tc BB checks, Hero bets 10 BB, BB calls 10 BB
River : (35.9 BB, 2 players) 5c BB checks, Hero ?
Hero opens in MP and is called in the SB by an unknown and also called in the BB by a tight passive villain (20 13 4).
Hero is checked to. I decide for ~2/3 sizing here because the board favors BB range. Villain in BB calls.
Turn doesn't change a lot. Hero wants to keep betting for value, targeting worse Qx, flush draws and straight draws. Villain calls.
OTT some straight draws complete, but flush draw bricks. Villain checks. Hero should definitely be on this river but what sizing? I think we should go small (~1/4 - 1/3) to target worse Qx and potentially hands like 109ss which could also justify calling. If we get raised it would likely be a fold.
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Poker HUD settings / HUD Play / Aggressive play question

Hi everyone,
recently i got myself a HUD to track how i behave. From 1k hands (Which is statistically insignificant) apparently my VPIP is 50+ and a low PFR (10+), high aggression rate (30+) I play Micro level cash and tournaments on Pokerstars.

A couple of questions!

Usage of HUD:
General poker q's:
What do you guys think?
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Please double-check my line in 1/3 live

I'm a sit and go grinder. But on a whim I decided to play 1/3 live at my local casino last night. It was the 1st time I played live in 1.5 years.
Cash games really aren't my forte, in fact I'm pretty bad. Especially against super aggressive opponents who bet/raise all the time. Which is why I found this particular hand frustrating.
It folds to CO who limps (300$ behind)
BU limps (150$ behind)
Hero raises to 15$ in SB with JcJs (280$ behind)
BB 3bets to 25$ (800$ behind)
BU and Hero call
Flop is 9hTd5d
I donk for 3/4 pot (50$)
BB 2x raises to 100$
BU folds
Hero folds

So, the BB had clearly been drinking all night, he may or may not have been drunk, and his PFR stat was at least 30-40%, if not more. He was also raising his BB and any straddles he made 90% of the time. Additionally, he was betting flop and turn relentlessly, especially when he was PFR and/or when checked to. He very rarely folded the flop or turn, and when he did he would usually fold out of turn just to be done with the hand as soon as possible.
Lastly, he bombed the pot or raised heavy or raised all in post flop about 6 times while I was there. 4 times he had 2 pair or better (mainly flushes), 2 times he was semi-bluffing with bottom pair and a flush draw. Also the BU was limping/calling 80% of hands easy and then folding flop like 90% of the time. Which the BB was def abusing
It bugs the absolute shit out of me because of how aggressively this guy was playing, and the likelyhood I got bluffed off the pot with trash, but at the same time, what does JJ beat on that board aside from air?? I had a tight image at the table, so it's certainly possible he was 3betting light preflop with a small pair or a weak suited A to force a fold. As I said, he raised his BB 90% of the time, but this was the 1st time I saw him 3bet anything pre.
The reason I donked was bc JJ felt very vulnerable and I wanted to fold out any overcards that could outdraw me like AK or KQsuited. And, as dumb as this sounds, I wasn't expecting the raise vs my donk. Most people either fold/call to donks. But when he min raised me, it kind of set off some alarms, and that's when it occured to me that I don't just lose to AA, KK, and QQ, but also TT, 99, 55, and 9Tsuited, which could all be in a BB 3-bet range vs SB/BU.
The way the hand played out, it really felt like he had QQ+ which is why I reluctantly folded.
The only other option I could see myself taking would be to check flop and then either call or raise his flop bet, which he was 100% making.
But if I called then he was 100% double barrelling the turn, and then I'd have to be ok with going all in. Same with check/raising the flop.
So it was basically all in on the flop/turn or fold the hand.
I'm looking at the percentages on flopzilla now (I think I am doing this right???), and if he was 3-betting a tighter range of 99+, AKo with a diamond, and AKs of diamonds, which are all hands he could raise on the flop, then he's ahead 63% to our 37%
If he's 3betting light with any pair, any suited A, ATo-AKo, 89s-8Ts, 9Ts-K9s, JTs-KTs, QJs-KJs, and KQs preflop, and then post flop raising a pair of 5's or better, 2 pairs, sets, straight draws, AKo with a diamond, and any other non-backdoor flush draws, then we're ahead 57% to his 43%.
Now that I'm going over all the combos and evaluating percentages, I think I prolly should have just check/called the flop and either shoved or folded the turn depending on how big he bets and depending on if an Ace, King, or diamond hit since those are way better for his range than mine.
I do feel a little better about folding though since even against a wide 3betting range it's almost a coinflip.
Pretty sure I just answered my own question but if anyone here came to different conclusions or calculated different percentages please feel free to share! I'm still figuring out how to work flopzilla and how to play post flop, so I would love to hear your input!
edit: there were 2 diamonds on the flop. Not 2 hearts.
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10nl Hands for review

H1----------------------------------------------------------------------
BTN: 147 BB SB: 199.8 BB BB: 219.3 BB UTG: 110.1 BB MP: 327.2 BB Hero (CO): 262.4 BB
Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Qc Qd fold, fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, BTN raises to 9 BB, fold, fold, Hero raises to 22 BB, BTN calls 13 BB
Flop : (45.5 BB, 2 players) 6c 9d Ts
Hero bets 13 BB, BTN calls 13 BB
Turn : (71.5 BB, 2 players) 6h
Hero checks, BTN bets 39.9 BB, Hero calls 39.9 BB
River : (151.3 BB, 2 players) 8h
Hero checks, BTN bets 72.1 BB and is all-in, Hero?
Hero opens in the CO and is 3bet by an unknown OTB. Definitely a great spot to 4bet and villain calls.
Flop is fairly dry. Think a small bet here is the best option, as we want to keep in all of his overcards and entice any other trash to stick around. Villain calls.
Even though the turn doesn't change things too much I think that we should probably check. Villain shouldn't have AA or KK very often, but can still definitely have those hands, as well all of the sets and boats on this board. Villain bets about half pot and we definitely aren't going anywhere yet.
The river isn't an amazing card by any means. 77 and 88 just got there, which are hands I would expect an unknown to have occasionally. We are still losing to slowplayed AA and KK as well. Villain jams the rest and we are definitely in a nasty spot. I think the most likely hand we are losing to is TT, but like I said before, villain can have all of the boats and quads, as population at 10nl may go postflop in 4bet pots with them occasionally. However, we are very high up in our range here. The only better hands we really have are AA and KK. I don't think we should ever be 4betting any combination of the cards on the board except maybe TT occasionally in a BvB situation. Therefore, I think we have to close our eyes and click the call button here.
H2-------------------------------------------------------------------
BTN: 80 BB SB: 120.5 BB BB: 121.5 BB UTG: 146 BB Hero (MP): 123 BB CO: 102.9 BB
SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB
Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Kh Ac UTG raises to 2.8 BB, Hero raises to 8.4 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, UTG raises to 15.5 BB, Hero calls 7.1 BB
Flop : (32.5 BB, 2 players) Td Js Kd
UTG checks, Hero ?
A tight player opens UTG (20 14 3, 100 hands) and hero 3bets. Think we should still be 3betting here almost always. Villain 4bets to a tiny size. Typically this size is really nutted in my experience. Even if it was a normal size, I don't think we really want to be getting this in vs UTG open. Maybe sometimes again some dude rocking massive aggro stats, but not here.
Flop is very wet. Feels like it should be a board where the 4better puts in a large bet OTF and looks to get it in OTT with all of his AA, AK, JJ and KK. However, villain checks. Not really sure what that means and not sure what I am supposed to do accordingly. Do we want to check on this board structure?
H3-------------------------------------------------------------------
BTN: 127.8 BB Hero (SB): 287.6 BB BB: 116 BB UTG: 187.9 BB MP: 120 BB CO: 99.4 BB
Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Ad 8d fold, MP raises to 2.8 BB, fold, BTN calls 2.8 BB, Hero raises to 15 BB, fold, fold, BTN calls 12.2 BB
Flop : (33.8 BB, 2 players) 2s 7c 7s
Hero bets 10 BB, BTN calls 10 BB
Turn : (53.8 BB, 2 players) 6d
Hero ?
An unknown villain opens in MP and is flatted OTB by another unknown. I like to take these squeeze spots most of the time unless the original raiser is an absolute nit. So we pump it up and of course the original raiser folds and BTN calls (always happens lol).
Flop is whatever. Definitely 100% range bettable at a small sizing. Villain calls.
OTT is where I get tripped up. Given that this guy flatted an MP open and then flatted the 3bet, he is probably some sort of rec-ish player. Although the turn doesn't improve either of our perceived ranges, should I continue to barrel on this card? Do we expect villain to fold a hand like 55, or A10 non suited, etc?
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1/3, A Boat and a Massive Overbet

1/3 Encore Boston. This is my first orbit, and while I'm usually pretty LAG, I haven't really played too many hands. Villain has opened twice preflop, both with monsters AA and KK and opened to $18.
Villain $350 UTG+1
Hero $380 MP1
Villain opens to $10. I wake up with 6h6s and elect to flat. It could be a decent spot given the sizing for a 3! but I'd rather set mine for cheap. Thoughts on flat vs 3! pre?
HJ, CO, Button and BB call too, so 6 ways to the sweet sweet flop. 6c right in the window!
Flop is 9c9h6d rainbow (~60 in the pot). Checks to me, given that I have the board kind of crushed and I have 3 players left to act behind me, I elect to check. Unfortunately, it checks through. Probably a small bet (25ish?) here to 1) induce a raise from a 9, 2) charge the "straight draws", 3) build the pot while disguising my hand. I think checking is a pretty massive mistake here as far as building the pot.
Turn 9c9h6d Kc (60 in the pot) bringing in a backdoor club draw. This time BB checks and the PF raiser makes it 30. Again, I elect to flat. I think this is a mistake here. A raise here is just going to make it easier to get the money in by the river. Even a minclick to 60 would have made the pot $180 and make it much is easier to shove river. My issue is that I expect AK, KQ, KJ type hands to just fold to all river bets if I raise turn.
River is Tc bring in the flush so the board is 9c9h6dKcTc. I'm expecting him to have something like AK or KQ here and be afraid of the flush . Or maybe like AcQc and just hit it and want to get value. Instead, something strange happens.
Pot is $120 and villain tanks for 30s and then open shoves $290 into $120. So, what do you do here with a boat and 2.5x overbet? I'll post results later.
Results: Like a few people mentioned below, I snap called, and he was pretty confused (clearly putting me on a marginal hand), and he took a minute to (probably accidentally) slow-roll the 9hTh. I think as played, I'm ok with the river call. Just don't see overbets all that often in 1/3.
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2/5 Spot in 3-way 4BP

Have not posted here in a while. May I dare rouse the good regs from their sleep and ask for some input on my decisions on every street. As usual, won't post results till bit later. Pre-emptive apologies for long write up.

V1 - Loose, spazzy, A2C whale. Does not really have a fold button w pairs.
V2 - Loose Euro crypto fish. Has been seen to button clicky pre and on river w marginal SDV turning into bluffs. Not exactly crazy though.
Hero is 21yo Asian reg. Def has an aggressive image.

2/5 9-handed eff stacks ~1600
V1 limps UTG. I raise to 25 in +1 w/ AdQh. Folds around to V2 on BTN who 3b click to 50. UTG calls. I 4b to 210. Both call.

FLOP (637) Qd9d6s

V1 checks. Do we ever x to protect range here? If we do AdQx seems like a helluva good combo to do so. SPR is 2.3 though and vs 2 fish where my range is super strong anyways I prob should be betting all value hands here and for small size.

I bet 160. I miscalculated the pot pre, meant to bet 1/3 planning to 1-1.2x pot jam most turns except prob Kx. I don't mind 1/4 either tbh. Thoughts on this line or better to just go 2/3 pot for 2/3 pot turn jam? I'm generally betting small w/ range but also encourages some extra light peels and we just get to shove turn anyway vs inelastic calling ranges. both Vs might get to the turn w some garbage and just decide they don't feel like folding anymore, but more V1 especially. I guess there's also the small factor of inducing a spaz from V1.

V2 clicks to 410. V1 tank folds. Back to me. Don't think we'll be folding but are we calling or jamming? Ad is sort of bad but allows us to play pretty much all turns. Don't think V2 has any traps pre but can have QQ/99 here. May also be doing this w/ Qx and something random like JJ-TT/GSSD induced by small bet. Think FDs are either calling IP vs small c bet or just over shoving. Call or shove here? at the SPR shoving seems fine but getting in 320bb w TPTK AND expecting worse to call seemed a bit steep of a proposition at the time. Shove takes the decision making out of the equation and may attract calls from Qx/JJ-TT which just thinks wtf. Might also just fold out all worse hands and only get called by better so idk.

I ended up calling, w/ my read on villain being that he won't really bluff jam turn often at all (maybe never) once I bet/call the click, and when he does I'm crushed and can fold. Maybe a bit too ambitious explo-wise.

TURN (1457) 8x

I check. Not my favourite card but fairly indifferent. Still thinking abt making an explo fold vs jam at SPR ~0.7. V bets 120.
This just seems like he's buying a river check IP all day and I really consider shoving. He would just jam QQ/99/Q9s all day here. He may have AQ/KQ/JJ and think he can go for this little IP blockethin value bet. I'm confused as hell and decide to just call.

RIVER (1697) 5x

I check. What do I do if facing a bet here? It would pretty much always be a jam for half pot. If he min bets again I just sigh snap. He doesn't really make any hands OTR but his jam would just be so strange. I guess just call getting the odds.
EDIT: V checks and tables AQo. Bit anticlimactic I know

Extra: Consider this next bit sorta in a vacuum. For those who think I should just jam flop, I assume we're just going with AA/KK/QQ/AQ/AKdd. what about KQs? (will just not consider JJ here). Do we have some checks OTF and if so what? just AdAx/AK?

If we get flat called IP by V2 OTF and turn is say 3d, do we still jam AA/KK/AQ no diamond for 1.2x pot? with AdAx/AdQx I think we def can but is that optimal? I think we always go with KdKx/QQ and obv AKdd (can explo bet small w this one). I'm actually really stumped thinking about it. Do we want a x range of all our 1p hands w.o a diamond? what do we do facing turn jam? Do we x again on brick rivs or jam for value? (I guess we want to have AdAx/AdQx checking turn to have some flushes on dd runouts/to be able to comfortably call off). Do we want multiple bet sizes or one size? I guess jamming range on turn makes things simpler but i'm not sure jamming all our 1p hands w no diamond is best. could be but I'm just unsure. Flop suits make Qxdd impossible which is nice.
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1/1 hand from last night

Hero (580) co JsTs Villain (375) btn
7 handed 2 limps I raise to 6 from CO Btn 3bets to 18 folds round I call.
Flop Qs8c6d
I check btn cbets 20 I call
Turn 5s gives me flush draw
I check btn bets 30 I raise to 85 btn calls
River Ac
I bet 135 btn tank folds KK
I think pre and flop are pretty standard. Turn when we pick up the flush draw it’s a good spot to semi bluff in that the board shouldn’t be great for villain so his range has a lot more bluffs and 1 pair hands than anything that can withstand pressure. We represent sets mostly as most pair plus draws will just call. The river is pretty much a blank unless btn has AA. So I think when we raise turn we have to barrel off most rivers to fold out 1 pair hands and if he turns up with QQ then so be it. I picked the 1/2 pot sizing rather than jam because I’m aiming to fold out 1pair hands and I think going larger is probably just wasting chips. After the hand he talked about the A being the reason he folds because he thinks I could be raising turn with pair and nut flush draw that rivers 2 pair. I don’t think I’m ever raising turn with a hand that has atleast some showdown equity vs AK/J that fires twice and shits down.
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The 12 Players at your Live MTT Table

This is a minor update of an update of an earlier post.
  1. Gramps - 60+ years old. On a first name basis with all of the dealers and TDs. Pre-flop raising range at every seat on the table is exactly AQ+ and JJ+. Likes the sneaky UTG limp with AA, then curses the deck and flips his cards away in disgust when someone sucks out on him in the 5-way limped pot he created, always face up so you can see he had AA. Gradually folds down to 15 BBs until he makes a desperate shove with K7o on a 4-way A high flop out of tiredness and frustration. Shakes head in disgust while standing up and leaving the table.
  2. Young Man Coffee - Extremely tight 30-40 something ABC player who waits for AA+, yet somehow keeps making enough hands and getting paid off to stay in the tournament. His stack dwindles down to to 8 BBs and you snap off his BTN shove with TT only to be up against JJ+. Inside your head you mock his cowardly, risk-averse strategy, but when you stroll past the tables 2-3 hours after you busted the tournament, he is still sitting out there with a healthy stack.
  3. The False Alarm - Young guy with sunglasses. Tanks for 10 seconds before every action. Looks like a serious player. You are initially intimidated by him. After three levels of play you realize he's a relatively weak nit who folds to every c-bet or re-raise without the absolute coconuts.
  4. The Time Bomb - A master of self-sabotage. Plays solid poker for about 4 hours. Then blows up out of nowhere with an insane play in a situation where his hand is never, ever good. Misses the money by about 10-20 spots. Storms away from the table feeling a mixture of self-loathing, rage, and confusion.
  5. Equity Kid - Constantly talks strategy at the table after every hand, usually to himself, as no one else is really eager to talk to him. Drops words like "equity" and "range" so everyone at the table will know how smart he is. Provides an unsolicited live blog of his thought process to the whole table after every hand he plays. Critiques everyone's play. Shit talks everyone who busts out after they leave the table. The only thing more annoying than this wannabe is the fact that you'll be stuck next to him for most of the tournament, since he's more competent than most.
  6. The Hangover - Partied way too hard the night before and is now a trainwreck of a human, hiding his baggy eyes under black shades and a ball cap while he struggles to stay awake at the table. Liable to drink a Monster, a Red Bull, or perhaps even both at once. Doesn't say a word, looks utterly miserable at the table, and may revert to "time bomb" mode so he can end his suffering and venture back into his hotel room cave to hibernate for the next 10 hours just in time to hit the clubs again.
  7. The Baller - A legend in his own mind. Big headphones and shades. Sports jersey. Gold chains. Tattoos. Bobbing head to his music while casually flipping chips into the pot on 50% of the hands. Berates other players. Angle shoots whenever possible. Tilts Gramps at least once in the tournament by bluffing him out of a medium pot and showing rags while laughing. Blows up before the money bubble when some tight player traps him with a monster.
  8. The Silent Killer - No headphones or shades. Never speaks at the table. Looks like he just emerged from a 5 year sentence in an Eastern European gulag. Plays tight and aggressive. Slightly terrifying. Probably has multiple bodies in his closet at home. Shoves the river in a sick spot with air to win a big hand. You're afraid to play a pot with him, not only because he's the best player at the table, but also because he knows 27 different ways to kill you with his bare hands.
  9. The Divorcee - Middle-aged female who plays tight and doesn't bluff much. She was probably quite attractive in her younger days, but since she's 40+, nobody goes out of their way to hit on her like they do with young women. Doesn't quite grasp the concept of the button or whose turn it is to act despite playing poker 2-3 times per week. Most common phrase is: "Is it my turn? I check." Goes out of the tournament shortly before the money bubble when she gets brutally coolered by a maniac.
  10. Mr. Invisible - An even less courageous, unlucky variant of Young Man Coffee. Doesn't play a single hand all tournament. Folds down to 2 BBs. Gets his last chips in on the BB with A6o and can't get there vs. AK.
  11. The Donk - Usually a middle-aged guy who looks like a NASCAR fan, but can also be an elderly retiree with a bad hair piece or combover. Typically overweight and/or lacking in basic hygiene. Limp/calls 40% of hands. Puts in 40% of his stack chasing a flush draw on the turn. Shoves the nine-high rag flop with AA for 50 BBs into a 10BB pot. Shoves the nine-high rag flop with 72o for 50 BBs into a 10BB pot. If there are re-buys or re-entries, his entries alone will account for approximately 35% of the prize pool.
  12. The Golden Donk - Plays horribly and always gets there. 4-bet ships 88 over an 8 BB 3-bet from the tightest player at the table for 12 BBs and spikes the 8 vs. AA/KK/QQ to win. Calls off a 40BB shove with K9s and flops the flush. Flops quads and gets paid off. Somehow has the biggest stack in the tournament despite being one of the worst players. Believes poker is a skill game and that he is the best player in the tournament. Wins the tournament.
Which are you?
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Rise and Fall Part 4

https://www.reddit.com/pokecomments/csdr2m/my_rise_and_fall_in_poker_2005/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
https://www.reddit.com/pokecomments/csws6my_rise_and_fall_part_2/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
https://www.reddit.com/pokecomments/ctfgs9/my_rise_and_fall_part_3/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
Year 4, 2008
2008 starts off hot. I grind a lot of MTTs on FTP this year. It was my biggest year (total cashes) on FTP at 425k. I am still on that life time ban from Poker Stars. I hate UB and AP back then. So Carbon and FTP are the bulk of where I play. Though I am pretty sure I downloaded and played every site ever to exist in those days.
I start playing HU nlh cash during this year. 400nl up to 1knl are my comfort zone (my bb100 was always highest at 1knl, I am fairly certain I fuck off money the lower the stakes go, yet go higher and the competition is tougher, 1knl was like a good ceiling for casual fish, it was the stake that seemed to lure some whales in)
I stay living at home until May roughly. While living at home I am playing 80+ hours a week. I start dabbling in some bigger live games (just 5-10 but the game would get stupid deep at times, everyone played so bad back in 08, stacks just got in with top pair those days. KQ vs KT on a K high board was just gonna be a big pot every time!)
I will share the most epic hand I ever played live, I am fairly uncertain if this was in 08 or 09 but I have plenty of material for 09.
I am far too lazy to go animate this hand for this thread, or any thread. Plus there is some other stuff going on.
5-10 NL 10 handed and I am on the button with 56o
Gonna just pretend every player has 2k-3k
UTG raises to 30 Only one person folds between him and me so I flat (I did a lot of things live I would never do online. Live poker was a vacation to me. I splashed around and gambled a lot) and one of the blinds calls.
8 ways to flop 240$ pot
T74xxc
BB checks UTG bets 75 (yes 75$ into 240$ 8 ways) All but one call to me. I flat and the BB flats.
Turn 6c pot is 775~
BB checks UTG bets 150$ (yes into 775~ pot) One call One fold Then a 60 year old man raises to 300 (yes he min raises) Asian guy behind him (pretty loose player) flats 300 with 1200~ behind
I raise to 1125 BB folds UTG folds Caller folds 60 year old man who has 2k stack roughly starts thinking. Tanks for 30 seconds. My hearts thumping a bit. 60 seconds I am just waiting on him to fold. Then he does something unbelievable, he mutters something about not having a redraw, and shows his hand to the guy to his right. The guy to his right kind wide eyes a bit. He tanks for another 30 seconds, the whole time I am in my head thinking “is this guy holding the nuts but worried about a fucking redraw because theres two clubs now?!!?! Am I about to bluff the nuts off a hand?!?!” He tanks for another 30 seconds and says something about a redraw again and MUCKS HIS HAND. I am fist pumping in my head.
Now its on Asian gambler (probably not a smart guy to try and squeeze out) He basically snap puts his last 1200 in the pot and I sigh call the 400~ after making the nuts fold and Asian guy named Hai tables 3rd nuts 35xx and I cant hit a 3/8 for a chop.
Yes it was confirmed that he folded the nuts. He was distraught after seeing our hands knowing he mucked a 5k~ pot even if Hai folded. I have always considered this to be the most epic hand I have ever played probably because of the 60-120 seconds in my head being fully aware that he had the nuts and thinking is he really going to fold 98 to me? When he mucked it was like I had already won the pot. I made the nuts fold in NLH. The guy who folded it is a super nice guy I still run into from time to time. The Asian who called shows up once in a blue moon anymore.
Around March/April I pack my bags to go to Vegas with my sister who was going out there for work and wanted me to go with her since I had been there before. She had a conference on two of the 4 days we went and I play poker all 4 days anyways. Im a degenerate, I dont have time to hang out with my sister!
So we get on a flight out of Tulsa and go. I think I brought 10k with me. Caesars was having the WSOP circuit championship while I was there so I walk over to Caesars each day to rub elbows with my fellow super pros. I play some 5-10nl and win some money. Games were soft from what I remember. People just took a lot of bad lines. Im foggy on the action of this hand but this was one of the few pots I remember in fair detail from a decade plus ago and I will attempt to reconstruct it as best I can.
I am about 4-5k deep in a 5-10 game and in late position with QTcc
EP with me covered opens to 40 Mid calls I make it 175ish EP flats Mid folds
Q45xxx
EP checks I bet 225ish EP raises to 600ish I flat
Turn Kx
EP bets 1k ish I flat
River 9x EP rips which was about 2500-3k effective I tank. I remember he was a guido looking guy. Fairly young. Prob not a poker pro, he looked more like a guy who gets a thrill out of shooting steroids into his friends asses. I remember thinking that his hand is often AQ or pairs here but why on earth would he continue barreling AQ. I am not a guy who picks up physical tells. Im a fucking basement dwelling pale white online player. I read avatars and usernames not faces.
I tank for a couple minutes wanting to call but not wanting to fuck up and gift him this river bet.
Ultimately I end up calling and he says youre good and tables 66.
Ive never been one to celebrate winning a pot but I got up and fist pumped a couple times. This wasnt too uncommon in those days tbh. I definitely would never do that now under any circumstance shy of hitting a very large BBJ and I doubt I would do it then. This was the biggest pot I had ever won live though (over 9k) and I was an excited punk 22 year old kid exerting my white privilege with a fist pump while weighing 140lbs soaking wet.
I was up 10~ on the trip in a couple days and Saturday (maybe Friday fuck if I remember) was the next day and that meant the circuit main started. I thinkkkk there was two day 1s and I caught the second one. I had decided if I was up 10k I would play this tourney so thats what I did.
So the next day I get out of bed walk over to Caesars casually walk up to the cage and hand over 5000$ for a seat in this tourney. (Mind you I am 22 at the time I look like I am 16) I get a ticket with a seat number and head that way.
I pull up my chair and take a look around to see Allen Cunninham and Chris Ferguson at my table along with several online guys who I didnt know exactly who they were but could tell they were online players.
I forget start stack but I think it was 10k. 25-25 start level. 25-50 second level. First level I open a pot or two but play nothing of substance. Second level I pick up KK and theres an open to 150 from an online player. I 3b to 475. He eyes me and makes it 1275. I eye him and make it 3200. He eyes me and rips. I wink at him, blow him a kiss and say “read them and weep” as I shovel my stack in and table my 2nd best hand in poker. He then tables AA and we run 5 cards that offer me no King and I go on my way 5000$ poorer after an hour or so.
Hindsight, this is obviously terrible. Im still pretty green. Never should be getting 200bb in with KK early in an MTT vs a competent player. Probably flat the 1200 and assess flop as a solid player wont be 4b QQ/JJ/AK in this spot and definitely wont be doing this light OOP. Maybe I end up stacking anyways but what I did was bad. I was probably one of the two or three worst players at my table (given I was way out of my element), it wasnt exactly a soft field. I think Ferguson or Cunningham ended up winning it. Field was around 300 if I remember right. (Just searched it out and Cunningham was the winner for 500k)
So I head back home still winner on the trip but dishing off 5k for a tourney hurt a bit. I move to Tulsa with a different couple friends. Eclipse 100k bankroll not long after. Then jeopardize a big chunk of that roll one day.
I have approximately a 125k roll. 60-70k of it is on Carbon. I get into an epic session with a guy I and my friends have literally 10s of thousands of hands against but have never talked to. He never said a word in chat. Jerry2000 was his username. (Later he would become Jerry2009 after making new account on different skin)
So we set out at 10-20 as he always wanted to play bigger when we played 5-10 and I was up on him lifetime so I oblige. He wasnt a big fish really, he was just aggressive pre and post but pretty snug on turns and rivers from what I remember. Catching his river jams when he had air was a very rare event yet I want to pay every single one because of how aggro he was pre and post. Two tables. I dont remember any of the specific hands. My old pc is fried and I have no access to the HEM on it so I cant go relive it. But long story short I get stuck. Baddddddd. I run putrid and Jerry2000 has 30k at one of the tables and 25k at the other. Im stuck 50k to this guy and have 15-20k left in my account. I type “brb smoke” in chat to step outside and have a cigarette. Typing brb smoke is something I rarely did, you lost your action 95% of the time. You pissed in bottles and held it if you had to shit when you play HU online, but we had been at it for a couple hours already and I hadnt had one and tbh I was willing to let him run to salvage the last of my account and rebuild. I remember that cigarette well. Pacing around the back porch of this house I lived at. Steaming trying to calm down saying its gonna be ok just calm down.
I walk back in and much to my surprise ole Jerry still remains. I sit back in and the tables turn. I end up getting even then winning 10k before he quit. I played what were clearly the two biggest pots I had ever played (i mean was clearly a point where we were both 12-15k deep and big pot was gonna happen) but I dont remember them. I remember making a flush one hand vs a smaller flush but I am not sure if that was a 20k pot. He got up on me just stacking me relentlessly for 2k at a time. I was admittedly a bit of a tilt monkey. I gambled too loose and played overly aggro when I was stuck.
That session was pivotal though. That was the last time I ever got stuck for a decent chunk of my roll. It scared me a bit. I followed BRM pretty perfectly after this.
Tbh I dont remember much else from 08. Was drinking a lot when I moved in with buddies (always a set back when I did this, if I had just focused on poker back then and wasnt a fucking idiot with money I would be rich)
Oh a decently good story from 08 towards end of year. Not exactly poker related but this is the type of shit I wasted money on. We were watching the NFL playoffs (this is prob technically early 09) and the Arizona Cardinals were at Carolina and the Eagles were at NYG if memory serves me correctly. Arizona was 8-8 that year yet was a division winner. Eagles were a wildcard team. This meant if the Cardinals and Eagles won the Cardinals would host the NFC championship game at 8-8 which would be pretty crazy. So I predict this to happen while drunk and say if it does I will rent a van and buy a ticket for everyone there which was 5 people. Sure enough it happens and I am buying 1000$ tickets off stubhub and renting a 500$ van and buying hotel rooms and shit and end up blowing 6-7k when it was all said and done. Was a good game though. Ive been to KC and that day in AZ was loudest I have ever heard a stadium bar none. I then went to Tunica when I got home and AZ lost to Pitt while I was in Tunica which gave Pittsburg the lead on Dallas for most superbowl wins (Cowboys fan here, sigh)
Next year heats up a bit more. I have my biggest winning year ever. I win a live donkament (I never have been too involved in live MTTs, cash is king and you dont get tax forms when you play cash games) Still not a lot of humor in these when that was my original goal, but enough are reading that I will continue. Hope you enjoyed, will release another one in a day or two.
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The problem with limp/raising with AA or KK

I see this so often at live 1/2 and at microstakes online.
It seems like the perfect trap. You limp preflop, so it looks like you are weak. There is a raise and a few calls and you 3bet and get to play a big pot with AA. What a player.
Except it is shit, for a few reasons.
1) If you limp and everyone else just limps you see a flop 9 ways with a massive SPR and you get limited value. You are also in a weird spot, what happens if the flop is T86 and you bet 1/2 pot and someone raises? Now you have underrepped your hand pre and who knows what people have. When you have AA you block the hands most likely to raise so often you just see a limped pot multiway, especially at live 1/2 where people love to limp.
2) If you limp/raise then even the worst players tend to be alarmed that you might have a big hand. You are not the first person to limp/raise with AA, literally every shitreg live knows about this trick, so they may fold a lot.
3) If you are playing deepstacked eg. 300bb deep, you will be in extremely awkward spots postflop if your range is KK or AA exclusively and people know this. Eg. you limp UTG, I make it 5bb to go in MP, you make it 15bb and I call. Flop is J98dds. There is 30BB in the pot and we have 285BB left to play. If I know you have KK or AA you are going to get fucking destroyed because I have all the sets and 2p and straight draws and flush draws and you almost never improve. If you always stack off here then I can just get it in with all the hands that beat AA and then fold a lot of other hands. If you never stack off here then I just bluff everything and you fold everything. If you sometimes stack off you basically have to guess when I beat AA and when I don't which isn't a very fun game super deep.
In contrast, if you raise pre as normal, you can have a wider range of hands with better board coverage. This means you can have a set, or 2p, or a straight, or a flush draw, or air, or AA.
4) If you limp/raise KK and AA then your opening range is capped and people can 3b you a ton and you can't fight back.
5) If you have AA and get 3b, you have the option to 4b. If you limp/3b people will very very rarely 4b so what happens is vs hands like AK or AQ or QQ or JJ you are unlikely to get to 4b pre and play for it all.
I'm not saying that limp/raising KK and AA is always bad, in some very specific dynamics it is definitely correct. But most of the time it burns money, especially as your opposition becomes more skilled.
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Roast my live line (slowplayed aces)

Just to preface, I have a pretty substantial amount of history with the players (except for V1) so it obviously affected my decisions.
V1: First time playing against. Seems TAG, played very few hands but always opened/3bet when he did have a hand.
V2: Weakest player on the table by far, would describe as loose/passive - I've had 100+ BB pots against him where he's called down 4bet pre-flop hands all 3 streets with draws or smaller pocket pairs.
V3: Usually plays pretty face-up (bets big with top pair, top kicker) but she was playing especially trappy today. Had cold-called an open with KK earlier, called the 4bet shove.
$5/5/10 (mand straddle) table, effective chip stacks $600 (hero just reloaded, $600 is the cap, all other players had 250-400BB)
Action folds to V3 in MP, limps for $10.
Folds to V1, who opens to $45 on the SB.
Hero has AA on the BB. Cold calls.
V2 on the staddle calls $35 more.
V3 calls $35 more, we see the flop.
Flop: Q87 - Rainbow (pot at $175 after rake)
V1 Checks. Hero bet out $150. V2 calls. V3 folds, V1 folds.
Heads up into turn, it was a (3c, two clubs out now). Pot size $475
H bets $185, V2 calls.
River 8c (Board Q8738, three clubs).
Hero shoves for last $220, V2 calls.
V2 tables 65cc, 6-high flush.
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V1 immediately needles Hero and says AA!? You have to 3bet that pre-flop, maybe I freak out and go all-in. (He told me he had AK, I believe him).
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So obviously we learn the most from our losses. This one cost me a buy-in. My thought process for slowplaying the AA pre-flop is that V2 and V3 are almost a lock to come in if I cold-call, rather than 3bet. Now I'm playing 4-ways for a $175 pot. If I see a super wet board, I slow down or even muck it.
My logic for not 3betting is if I 3bet, I raise it to $140-160 - V2 and V3 probably muck, if V1 has AQ or worse, that gets mucked and I get a $60 pot. If he's got QQ+, I'm effectively getting it all-in on the flop anyways if the board is dry. If he calls my 3bet, there's a good chance he misses the flop and my pot is capped at $150 profit VS. getting about the same, going 4 ways.
I think the biggest possible mistake was the pre-flop cold-call, but with the effective chip stacks and size of the pot with 4 callers, I felt like I could gain more profit by allowing some players to realize some equity. In this case, I obviously lost the pot to what ended up being an open-ender that turned a flush draw, rivered a flush, but I don't think I hugely misplayed it with the other considerations.
What does /poker think?
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Microstakes Grinders Advice & Tips

Hey, any micros grinders want to share some tips & advice? I dropped down to micros due to dry zoom pools on the Spanish platforms. 5NL to 25NL
I've recently grinded micros and wanted to know what advice can you share.
Here are some of my notes:
Roast my tips and add some of yours?
Any thoughts on AKo/s play preflop? I still struggle folding it preflop
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Edited: Correcting my post & adding tips from comments
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The 11 Types of Players at Your Live MTT Table

This is an update of my earlier post inspired by subsequent trips to Vegas.
  1. Gramps - 60+ years old. Doesn't talk to anyone at the table except the dealer, who is his best friend in life besides his wife Mildred. Pre-flop raising range at every seat on the table is exactly AQ+ and JJ+. Likes the sneaky UTG limp with AA, then curses the deck and flips his cards down in disgust when someone sucks out on him in the 5-way limped pot he created, always face up so you can see he had AA. Gradually folds down to 15 BBs until he makes a desperate shove with K7o on a 4-way A high flop out of tiredness and frustration. Shakes head in disgust while standing up and leaving the table.
  2. The False Alarm - Young guy with sunglasses. Tanks for 10 seconds before every action. Looks like a serious player. You are initially intimidated by him. After three levels of play you realize he's a relatively weak nit who folds to every c-bet or re-raise without the absolute coconuts.
  3. The Time Bomb - A master of self-sabotage. Plays solid poker for about 4 hours. Then blows up out of nowhere with an insane play in a situation where his hand is never, ever good. Misses the money by about 10-20 spots. Storms away from the table feeling a mixture of self-loathing, rage, and confusion.
  4. The Expert - Subtly alludes to prior tourney scores and drops words like "range" and "GTO" so everyone at the table will know how smart he is. Provides an unsolicited live blog of his thought process to the whole table after every hand he wins. Critiques everyone's play. Shit talks everyone who busts out after they leave the table. The only thing more annoying than this wannabe is the fact that you'll be stuck next to him for most of the tournament, since he's more competent than most.
  5. The Hangover - Partied way too hard the night before and is now a trainwreck of a human, hiding his baggy eyes under black shades and a ball cap while he struggles to stay awake at the table. Liable to drink a Monster, a Red Bull, or perhaps even both at once. Doesn't say a word, looks utterly miserable at the table, and may revert to "time bomb" mode so he can end his suffering and venture back into his hotel room cave to hibernate for the next 10 hours just in time to hit the clubs again.
  6. The Baller - A legend in his own mind. Big headphones and shades. Sports jersey. Gold chains. Tattoos. Bobbing head to his music while casually flipping chips into the pot on 50% of the hands. Berates other players. Angle shoots whenever possible. Tilts Gramps at least once in the tournament by bluffing him out of a medium pot and showing rags while laughing. Blows up before the money bubble when some tight player traps him with a monster.
  7. The Silent Killer - No headphones or shades. Never speaks at the table. Looks like he just emerged from a 5 year sentence in an Eastern European gulag. Plays tight and aggressive. Slightly terrifying. Probably has multiple bodies in his closet at home. Shoves the river in a sick spot with air to win a big hand. You're afraid to play a pot with him, not only because he's the best player at the table, but also because he knows 27 different ways to kill you with his bare hands.
  8. The Divorcee - Middle-aged female who plays tight and doesn't bluff much. She was probably quite attractive in her younger days, but since she's 40+, nobody goes out of their way to hit on her like they do with young women. Doesn't quite grasp the concept of the button or whose turn it is to act despite playing poker 2-3 times per week. Most common phrase is: "Is it my turn? I check." Goes out of the tournament shortly before the money bubble when she gets brutally coolered by a maniac.
  9. Mr. Invisible - Doesn't play a single hand all tournament. Folds down to 2 BBs. Gets his last chips in on the BB with A6o and can't get there vs. AK.
  10. The Donk - Usually a middle-aged guy who looks like a NASCAR fan, but can also be an elderly retiree with a bad hair piece or combover. Limp/calls 40% of hands. Puts in 40% of his stack chasing a flush draw on the turn. Shoves the nine-high rag flop with AA for 50 BBs into a 10BB pot. Shoves the nine-high rag flop with 72o for 50 BBs into a 10BB pot. If there are re-buys or re-entries, his entries alone will account for approximately 35% of the prize pool.
  11. The Golden Donk - Plays horribly and always gets there. 4-bet ships 88 over an 8 BB 3-bet from the tightest player at the table for 12 BBs and spikes the 8 vs. AA/KK/QQ to win. Calls off a 40BB shove with K9s and flops the flush. Flops quads and gets paid off. Somehow has the biggest stack in the tournament despite being one of the worst players. Believes poker is a skill game and that he is the best player in the tournament. Wins the tournament.
Which are you?
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Want to try and break down this interesting hand at LATB (QQ vs AA in blinds deep )

Hand in question below, the one where Nick's QQ vs Marc's AA in a 3b pot pre.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ph8dewOaBI

Hand starts off blinds 10/25/50 three blinds game, Nick and Mark both have two of the deeper stacks being 22,275 effective making it a roughly 440 big blind effective.
Preflop: Hand starts out with DR.K limping 50$ from the cutoff. Limping in late position is always terrible, bit less so if you want to protect your limp jam range playing at 2100$ 40 effective big blinds. Even so, K8s, 40 bbs, better to fold with 4 players to act, slightly below raising level. When he limps and .....
Nick looks at QQ in SB, he has a clear open raise. He wants to isolate hopefully get it heads up and build a pot. Sizing used is great. Out of position the raise size should be 4x + limper money, 50x 4 + 50 = 250, 260 for good measure.
Marc looks at AA in the BB and two big hands collide. He raises to re-isolate to build the pot and get it heads up instead of potentially DR.K and Nick both calling, also being so deep with Nick, you want to make something happen with the nuts in holdem. When 3betting, 2.5x-3x is the general norm so when he makes it 780 its exactly 3x nick's open its perfectly fine. In Marc's eyes, he should know that Nick is more likely to have value than bluffs in his opening range due to the fact that a 40bb effective rec player limped late position, which Nick wants to punish with VALUE HANDS instead of bluff hands like 78ss. It's still possible but it's less likely Nick's opening garbage. Funny thing the straddler looks at AQnext to act. Holding a semi premium hand he comfortably gets away. There are better spots to pick your fight unless Nick or Marc are spewy players which no, they're not. DR.K folds and Nick makes a fairly quick call. I like the flat call by Nick. One could argue for a 4 bet, but given its 400+bbs effective the game is different, you're not really wanting to commit it all preflop with QQ. It would be alright to commit it all pre with QQ in a 100bb scenario but not 400. Nick should look to raise his KK, AA and call with his 88+ KJss+. QQ you can make an argument for 4bet and folding to a 5bet if Marc were to but if Marc calls the 4 bet with QQ you would be in a massively tricky spot out of position in a bloated pot holding now a marginal hand that only beats AK and AQ if board doesnt come A,K, or Q. All the reasons above flatting the 3bet by Marc is good.

Flop: KJ2cc and it goes check check. Check by Nick is mega standard as the 3 bettor is more likely to have A or Ks in his hand. Marc checks back which I don't really like. If Nick had KK preflop I would imagine he would take some time to consider whether or not to raise, even if it is 400+bbs effective. Unless Nick is on that level of tricky and deception that he insta snap with KK preflop without showing a will to 4bet I comfortably dont think he has the KKs. So realistically one hand that beats Marc is JJ. Unlikely but possible. with the club flush draw out there and Marc not holding the Ace of clubs he should bet and get value from potential strong K's, flush draws, gutters, second pair. The offsuit K makes AKcc possible for top pair nut flush draw which is more hands in Nick's potential holdings that aces can get value from. I would like to see a half pot sized bet here or just below that amount. There's so much behind to play for and no reason to think aces are cracked just yet.
I realize that checking back to pot control/trap is potentially what Marc is going for, but there are many turns which he will not like, notably any clubs or broadway cards minus ace ( any K,Q,J,10). Those might make getting value harder in the future but he could still trap and call down to showdown in position. I still think better is better in this case and maybe check is board is K92cc instead of KJ2cc. The J vs the 9 is actually a big difference in terms of bad cards to come, and could make trapping AK or KQ more successfully as those hands feel safer with K92 rather than KJ2 as its possible Marc's 3 betting JJs.
Turn: Brings two flush draws on board. Here Nick leads 500 which is 1/3 pot sized bet and Marc calls. I dont mind lead on Nick's part I prefer more a check call in this spot. Nick throws out a 500 which is a feeler blocker bet meaning he wants to find out where he's at in this hand with a small bet. But in a 3bet pot with this runout so far I dont see him getting called by much except the flush draws, which although is quite possible, slowplayed top pair of K is more likely. He's trying to get calls from worse squeeze bluffs hands Marc can have -such as AQss AJss but getting rekt by Ks. And if he so happens to be behind a K in this specific moment, he's paying cheaper to know the strength of Marc by the smaller bet, where as if he checks to Marc he might have to call 800 or more, saving himself some money by leading when behind.
River: River brings Qs completing the backdoor flush and giving Nick second set which could easily be the best hand way this hand played out. He goes for gold with 2200 into 2600. 80% pot sized value bet looking to get calls from sticky AKs KQs JJs. Sizing is fine, I would prefer smaller sizing like 1800 to get calls from more worse hands as Marc has been somehow passive after 3betting pre and facing a flop that should favor him more. Then again I'm just a live 2-5 shitreg playing in 1k capped games... Nick's river sizing I welcome discussions below.
Marc tanks and makes it 13,000 a massive overraise from Nick's 2200. Rightfully so, in this spot its either big bluff raise or fold. When board runs out like this unless Marc's holding two pairs with K or better, facing Nick's big bet here on the riv 2200 into 2600 he's almost never good with just one pair aces BLOCKING the Nut flush. Things would be different if Nick throws out say 1150 into 2600, then maybe we can talk calling, but with 2200 Nick is communicating that he has a fucking strong hand. I can't find many combos of bluffs in Nick's shows beside maybe AQ clubs with missed club flush. So Marc with the nut flush blocker goes for the glory with the aces turned into bluff. This is definitely not a value raise here. Back to Nick's shoes and he's going wtf. Rightfully so, Marc massively polarized his range with his massive raise saying either he has the nut flush or nut flush blocker (bluff) orrrrrrr pocket Kings. If Marc had pocket Kings its not absurd to check back top set on flop even despite the broadway cards and flush draw. But with Kings I would imagine that he raises Nick's turn 1/3 pot sized bet of 500 into 1600 as Nick is showing interest and Marc really needed to start charging money to pay for the double flush draws. Furthermore, this bet size says he has the ace of SPADES in his hand. So we'll discard Kings from Marc that beats Nick. So if Marc has the nut flush with ace of spades, then what's his other spade? K and Q of spades are out on the board, so it would mean Marc would be squeezing with AJ or A10 of spades preflop. It's definitely possible, but with those hands I like betting flop as a bluff. AJss has second pair bdfd with range advantage, same for ATss with the gutshot and range advantage saying to bluff the flop, they're perfect bluff candidates. It totally sucks since Marc cannot have AKss or AQss, so with realistically two hands or maybe we'll add A9ss three hands that beat Nick, he makes the call and wins the pot. Looking back at the river, I would prefer a bluff raise sizing of 7500 - 8500 for Marc instead of his super polarizing 13000. With 7500 you leave possible straights in your range, and possibly top set KK when played like this weirdly enough. 13000 really screams ace of spades with a something thats a spade or not a spade, making the deduction game easier. Nick correctly deducts this saying Marc definitely has the Ace of spades shortly before making the call to win.

Anyways crazy cool hand let me know what you guys think!
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Amateur player in Millionaire Maker Approaching the money, 2 interesting hands. And my comments/suggestions on the event as a whole

Hand 1: somewhere around 150 players from the money, (1322 players cashed) Blinds 1500-3000 Villian is UTG with 141k, I am in SB with 175k.
Villian raises to 6.5k UTG, MP player calls. I am in the SB with JJ. For context sake I had only 3 bet one prior time at the table today, so I think my 3bet should get a lot of respect. I elect to 3bet not wanting to play the pot multi-way out of position so I re-raise to 26.5k. UTG then goes all in and MP player folds. I think for a few minutes and fold. I immediately start 2nd guessing my decision to 3bet pre instead of just calling. But given that I did 3bet I think the fold to a shove was the right move but I am curious what your thoughts are
Hand 2: Just a few hands later Somewhere around 100 players from the money, players were busting fast and they were slow to update how many players remaining so its hard to know exactly how far we were from the money. I am in MP with ~150k, Villian is on the button and has me covered by just a little bit. Same villian as Hand 1. Blinds are now 2k-4k.
Early position player opens to 8k, I call in MP with TT, Villain on the button calls as well. Flop comes 994 rainbow, Early position checks. I decide to check as well as I don't have a ton of 9's in this spot, though If I did have a 9 I would likely decide to check and trap it also. Button bets 9k and early position player folds. I call 9k. Turn is an off suit 8 completing the rainbow on board. I check, villian bets 22k, I call. River is another 8, I check, Villian shoves, I fold.
I don't love how I played this hand. Part of me wanted to call as I don't think he would shove a JJ or QQ on the river, and I think he would have 3bet KK or AA preflop. I also don't see him having a ton of 9s in his range. Especially with two 8s on a rainbow board its hard for him to have 98s. And I have TT, I double checked my suits before folding and I only blocked one of the two remaining T9s combos that he could have. So all of this made me pretty tempted to call, if it were early in day one I would have called probably. And I probably would have called if we had been in the money already. In hindsight I could have bet-folded the flop, or just folded the turn after check calling the flop. Either I think would have been better than the line I took. But I am curious how better players would play this spot.
Now for my overall impressions of the event. This is the only live WSOP event I will be playing this year, If I'm able I might play an online event or two as well. But as the only live Event I played I had a blast. I busted midway through day 2 cashing for $2,699. This is my first WSOP cash in the 3rd live WSOP event that I've played lifetime. I'm very happy to have cashed and the event was very fun. I ran pretty good on day 1 to bag over 200k. I even got to bust Ryan Reiss with QQ vs. AK AIPF. Day 1 I flopped a couple sets, and my overpairs held. Day 2 did not go as well for me as I never increased my stack over my day 2 starting amount. I definitely didn't run as well as day 1 but I suppose that is part of the game.
I was very pleased not to have any serial tankers wasting time at my tables. Everyone played fast and made it enjoyable. The only thing that was slightly annoying was one pro player in his early 20s who kept bending and creasing the cards. I get that the cards are cheap/low quality. But there is no reason you have to bend them as bad as he was. Especially when other players at the table keep pointing out and requesting replacements for creased cards. Just look at your whole cards like a normal human without creasing them. Its not that hard. If I can do it only playing 1 live event a year so can you. I don't care how cool you think you look bringing the cards all the way back to the edge of the table and using only one hand to bend the corners up a full 90 degrees. If you have to use 2 hands to hide the cards a bit and only bend them 45 degrees so you don't crease it just do it. The constant replacing of cards was the only thing that really slowed our game down.
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Questions about live cash session

Hi poker was hoping to get some discussion going/advice about the following shortstacked cash game hands. I find myself really uncomfortable in short stacked play in a cash game vs a tournament and would like some insight (I know yes I should probably top up my stack). I'm a winning small stakes tournament player who is taking shots at live cash and making plenty of mistakes along the way (poker is still alive!)
They were in different sessions with different opponents so not related other than that they were within the same week.

**Hand 1:**
$2/3 live
Hero has been at this table for just over an hour. The game looks to be playing a lot bigger than the blinds would indicate, with random straddles to $6/10, large raises getting 4-5 callers and pretty frequent 3-bets.
H had been winning small pots without showdown but has been playing fairly tight, a couple of hands before the hand in question H lost a relatively large pot to a turned flush over flush where an older dude just flatted my almost pot sized bet on the river with a K high flush (wtf?). So my image could possibly be seen as tilted/spewy idk.
The villain in this hand is a reg and seems to be the best player on this table, have seen her 3-bet with suited connectors, play very aggressive postflop and stack 2 players on the table while I was there also. Have also seen her 4-bet bluff wide (showed KQo once) and always squeezes when it limped to her in position.
Hero: $170 effective short stack after losing large pot
**Pre Flop**: ($5) Hero is in the CO with JcJd, V has a stack of $800 or so
2 folds to V in UTG+2, she min raises to $6, one caller, folds to hero who 3-bets to $25. V 4-bets to $75, other caller folds. With only $155 behind, do we get it in here? Does V have any fold equity to a shove? Do we fold? Do we flat?

**Hand 2:**
$2/5 live

**Pre-flop**: ($7) Hero is the effective stack with about $325. On the big-blind with JhJd. MP opens the pot for $15, folds to hero who 3-bets to $45, folds around to V who tanks and then puts in the 4-bet to $105. I flat. (is this a shove/fold?). I believe he is doing this with AK/AQ + high pairs (99-AA) for value or broadway/suited A type bluff hands. I say this because I have played against this reg before and believe him to be capable of having this 4-bet range. So JJ is ahead of a large portion of his range here.

**Flop**: ($210) 9c 7d 3h
H checks to villain who bets $70. I had a lot of trouble working out what hands he would bet to a check here - he could do this with 2 overs or this could be a sizing he'd use to get me to call with 2 overs. I have $220 behind, what to do? Flat and get it in on the turn?
Check-raise all in? I think he calls off with 2 overs here enough of the time. He's never folding any better hands obviously.


in b4 FOLD PRE but that actually might be the answer for both hands lol. Thanks guys
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The Six Types of Players at Your Live MTT Table

  1. The False Alarm - Young guy with sunglasses. Tanks for 10 seconds before every action. Looks like a serious player. You are initially intimidated by him. After three levels of play you realize he's a relatively weak nit who folds to every c-bet or re-raise without the absolute coconuts.
  2. Gramps - 60+ years old. Doesn't talk to anyone at the table except the dealer, who is his best friend in life besides his wife Mildred. Pre-flop raising range at every seat on the table is exactly AJ+ and JJ+. Likes the sneaky UTG limp with AA, then curses the deck and flips his cards down in disgust when someone sucks out on him in the 5-way limped pot he created, always face up so you can see he had AA. Gradually folds down to 15 BBs until he makes a desperate shove with K7o on a 4-way A high flop out of tiredness and frustration. Shakes head in disgust while standing up and leaving the table.
  3. Mr. Gold Chains - Big headphones and shades. Sports jersey. Gold chains. Tattoos. Bobbing head to his music while casually flipping chips into the pot on 50% of the hands. Berates other players. Angle shoots whenever possible. Tilts Gramps at least once in the tournament by bluffing him out of a medium pot and showing rags while laughing. Blows up before the money bubble when some tight player traps him with a monster.
  4. The Silent Killer - Never says anything. Headphones and sunglasses are optional. Looks like he just emerged from a 5 year sentence in an Eastern European gulag. Plays tight and aggressive. Slightly terrifying. Probably has multiple bodies in his closet at home. Shoves the river in a sick spot with air to win a big hand.
  5. The Divorcee - Middle-aged female who plays tight and doesn't bluff much. She was probably quite attractive in her younger days, but since she's 40+, nobody goes out of their way to hit on her like they do with young women. Doesn't quite grasp the concept of the button or whose turn it is to act despite playing poker 2-3 times per week. Most common phrase is: "Is it my turn? I check." Goes out of the tournament shortly before the money bubble when she gets brutally coolered by a maniac.
  6. The Golden Donk - Plays horribly and always gets there. 4-bet ships 88 over an 8 BB 3-bet from the tightest player at the table for 12 BBs and spikes the 8 vs. AA/KK/QQ to win. Calls off a 40BB shove with K9s and flops the flush. Flops quads and gets paid off. Somehow has the biggest stack in the tournament despite being one of the worst players. Believes poker is a skill game and that he is the best player in the tournament.
Alternates:
The Drunk - A nocturnal creature. Usually not awake until 2pm, so a rare sight in MTTs. More likely to turn up in your 1 am cash sessions. Spews all his chips, but guaranteed to suck out in at least one huge pot.
Mr. Invisible - Doesn't play a single hand all tournament. Folds down to 2 BBs. Gets his last chips in on the BB with A6o and can't get there vs. AK.
Random Foreign Guy - Doesn't seem to understand what game he is playing. Took a wrong turn looking for the blackjack table and wound up at the final table of an MTT. Always has the goods.
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£1/2/5, deep, Hero 3b AK and gets raised postflop

£1/2 with a straddle on.
Villain has about £1250 I cover.
Dynamic: The table is good and there have been huge pots. I have been playing well and running hot and am up £1700. I have also been 3-betting a lot, or at least a lot compared to all the passive live players.
Villain is a reg fun player, middle aged guy, experienced, understands some stuff about bet sizing and dynamics that most fun players don't understand. A better player than most fun players for sure. He is loose, he likes to open a lot, not fold that much and also can definitely get pretty out of line sometimes. Earlier in the night he called a large 3b IP vs me with J8hh like £1K deep then raised all in on the flop on Jd Td 9o. I called with TT, we ran it twice and chopped. He knows I am a reg at 1/2 and 2/5 and I assume he thinks I am at least fairly competent.
Villain opens in the CO to 17 which is his standard open with a straddle on, I 3b to 75 in the SB with AdKh which seems standard, he calls.
Flop Kc 7d 5c. I bet 70 into 157, he surprisingly raises to 185. He reps 77 and 55 exactly for value, maybe he can have some 2p combos but i don't know if he really calls pre with K5s, 75s, K7s. Maybe.
I call.
Turn 7o. I check, he bets £230. This is one of the best cards in the deck, all the draws miss and it is super hard for him to have 77 or K7 or 75. I also now beat K5. I call.
River 3c. Not the greatest card. Pot is now 838 he has about pot to play.
This is a slightly scary river, clubs get there, 64 gets there. I check, he thinks for a bit and checks, I table AK and am obviously good.
IDK what to make of his play here.
On the flop I think he is just trying to make he fold my air and take the pot dow
I think on the river it looks like I have either AA, AK, KK or maybe AQcc or AJcc.
This is a somewhat scary river for me because I think he has more flushes than I do. I think the problem for him is once I have called flop and turn he knows I have AK+ and i don't think he likes the idea of bluff shoving river and hoping i fold TPTK, especially when I know he can get out of line.
Is my play standard all the way?
How do we feel about his play.
IDK what he is raising me with that misses river. 98?
There is an argument for check shoving turn if we think he never bluffs river, because this denies equity to his flush draws or straight draws. I mean if I end up calling it off on every river then x/c just lets him draw to a flush / straight. Given he checked on a scary card though I think maybe in this spot i am supposed to x/f river because if he doesn't bluff on a club he probably never bluffs here ever and only shoves better. IDK.
I think if he gets to river river with IDK 98dd and the river is a club he is probably supposed to cram to try and get me to fold.
Not sure about him bluffing me on the flop, I would very possibly call flop, or maybe even turn with underpairs like QQ and JJ because QQ is basically the same as AK or AA here, I think he is like 0% to raise KT or something like that. The only especially good thing about AK is that it blocks K5 and K7.
I also think if he starts bluffing with random hands like IDK JT no clubs on the flop (which wouldn't surprise me at all) he ends up bluffing with like infinite combos, given he likes to peel pre a ton IP deep. And given his value raising range is so narrow (and he might sometimes slowplay sets IDK) it just ends up with him bluffing way way too much into my range that has all the AA, all the AK, all the KK, QQ, JJ etc. I mean he gets me to fold IDK AJo on the flop but I still have a ton of good hands.
I also think the sizing might give off that this is a bluff. I think if he had a set he might bet bigger on the turn to set up a smaller river shove, not bet 45% pot turn to set up a pot sized shove on the river. Though this might be reading too much into it, IDK how much fun players notice relative stacks, the size of the pot or what SPR their bet will set up on later streets.
IDK if this impacts our dynamic in the future at all or if I should be playing differently after seeing this line.
I realise that this is might seem like a long post about a simple hand but I am going to run into this guy again so unpicking what he is about seems like worth a bit of thought. If he is doing stuff like being very unbalanced towards bluffs when he raises flop here then that is something super important to be aware of in future.
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What Does A TAG 3Bet With?  Preflop Strategy & Range Quiz Part 5 Fold AA preplop , should or shouldn't ?! Poker Hand: AAAKK vs KKKK Pre-Flop When To Get AK & QQ All-In Preflop from splitsuit Sick board after 3-way preflop all in - AK vs QQ vs AK - DPT Rozvadov September 2013

Ace King vs. pocket queens preflop. If we compare AKs (ace-king suited) against QQ, then we have 46%, which is better – suited hands always have a little more equity.And AKo (ace-king offsuit) has a 43.24% chance to win. When postflop play doesn’t matter, then you would be happier holding QQ every time, it simply has more equity. Now if you have queens and he shoved queens plus AK, well, you’re a dog and you just compare it to the pot odds, but if he shoves say kings plus, then you’re a mega dog. Again, you still compare it to the pot odds, but chances are in that situation, you may not be getting a correct price, especially thinking like 100 bid blind or more ... Pre-Flop with AK: The Three- and Four-Bet. In most situations, removing post-flop play from your game will in turn remove the majority of profit you could otherwise collect with a hand like A-K. ... three- and four-betting and pre-flop pushing can become profitable. ... In the hands where you happen to run into a monster such as AA or KK ... Against just one player, AK is a solid favorite with 60% equity versus a player who raised and called a 3-bet from MP2. This illustrates the benefit of isolating opening raisers with 3-bets, and why passively calling pre-flop is problematic. There are a couple things to be aware of when 3-betting pre-flop. Eg AK vs 99 or AJ vs 77. This works for any pair and overcards (even 22 vs 34, for example). Truthfully the odds aren't *exactly* 50/50 in these scenarios but they are close enough that they are considered a coin flip. The "made" hand, however, - ie the pair - usually a slight advantage pre-flop.

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