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Grits N Gravy
01-26-2004, 10:41 AM
NL Hold 'em Sit-n-go on UB, blinds 100/200, 3 players remaining
Me: T4855 on the button
I'm dealt QQ
I hate to waste a monster here, but it seems like I'm asking for trouble by slowplaying. What would your move be and why?
01-26-2004, 10:59 AM
Standard raise to 600. Wouldn't mind taking the blinds now or having them call. Show my cards if they fold. Sets me up for stealing more blinds. Give them a free flop, then you don't know if they have A or K.
01-26-2004, 11:04 AM
What 3rookie said, but I will add if someone re-raises then I'm coming over the top. If they just call, then I will bet strong on any flop that doesn't have an ace or king. If an Ace or King flops and they check I will bet close to the pot.
01-26-2004, 11:37 AM
I basically agree as well, but I would not show my cards.
Bama is really aggressive if an AK comes on the flop and noone bets. I can see this, but wonder how the play changes is you are in the first or second position and an AK comes on the flop.
Grits N Gravy
01-26-2004, 12:50 PM
Thanks guys. I ended up doing what you all advised, took down the blinds and felt a little unfulfilled. Maybe next time I will show them. I did manage to seal the deal and take 1st in this SNG.
01-26-2004, 08:35 PM
Most of the time I would play this with a standard 3xbb bet. However, by this point in a SnG you have a feel for your opponents - ther are certainly times I would slow play this all the way and hope for no overcards...mainly against very aggressive players. All depends on the situation...
In any case, I am almost always looking for a reason to play by the book.
01-28-2004, 09:20 AM
Since I share my horrible beats all the time, I thought I would share this hand as one that went my way when all odds were against me, and this seemed to be the appropriate thread...
Playing a ring game, 5 handed, get dealt QQ in the BB. One raiser, I reraise, he reraises again, I cap it.
Flop is K84, all spades (I do have a spade) My opponent bets, I call,
planning a raise on the turn.
Turn: Q He bets, I raise, he reraises, I pause and think, maybe he has Ax spades, or A spades, K? AA with a spade, or KK? Not sure, and the guy is new to the table, I have no read on his play, so I just call.
River: Q He bets, I raise, he reraises, I cap. (I didn't know that pokerstars had a cap when it was heads up, seemed really odd to me, either that, or the guy just called)
He turns over KK!!!! Talk about getting lucky on my part.
01-28-2004, 10:12 AM
Why were you planning to raise on the turn?
01-28-2004, 10:44 AM
Get no help, I can fold.
Catch a spade, raise.
Do you disagree?
Perhaps planning is a bad word to use. I will revise it to "Hoping"
01-28-2004, 11:09 AM
I would only call the turn (even if I hit a queen or spade), unless of course the turn was the Ace of spades. If I hit a queen on the turn then I will raise the river if I fill up or make quads.
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