View Full Version : poker: Ax, how far is too far?

04-12-2004, 11:57 PM
Just into the 3rd level of a stars tourney 2 are gone already.

I think i took this hand too far, at what point do you get away from this hand?

POKERSTARS GAME #377189986: TOURNAMENT #1365907, HOLD'EM NO LIMIT - LEVEL III (25/50) - 2004/04/08 - 18:47:28 (ET)
Table '1365907 1' Seat #3 is the button
Seat 2: taedt (2030 in chips)
Seat 3: pokerngolf (1220 in chips)
Seat 4: scottieray4 (4000 in chips)
Seat 5: SP0NGE (1540 in chips)
Seat 6: sublime860 (1560 in chips)
Seat 7: yotekiller (945 in chips)
Seat 8: hudmacom (2205 in chips)
scottieray4: posts small blind 25
SP0NGE: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to SP0NGE [Ac 8s]
sublime860: folds
yotekiller: folds
hudmacom: calls 50
taedt: calls 50
pokerngolf: calls 50
scottieray4: folds
SP0NGE: checks
*** FLOP *** [5d Ah Th]
SP0NGE: bets 100
hudmacom: folds
taedt: calls 100
pokerngolf: raises 100 to 200
SP0NGE: calls 100
taedt: calls 100
*** TURN *** [5d Ah Th] [Js]
SP0NGE: checks
taedt: checks
pokerngolf: bets 200
SP0NGE: calls 200
taedt: raises 200 to 400
pokerngolf: calls 200
SP0NGE: folds
*** RIVER *** [5d Ah Th Js] [Qd]
taedt: checks
pokerngolf: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
taedt: shows [4d Ad] (a pair of Aces)
pokerngolf: shows [As Qh] (two pair, Aces and Queens)
pokerngolf collected 1825 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1825 | Rake 0
Board [5d Ah Th Js Qd]
Seat 2: taedt showed [4d Ad] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 3: pokerngolf (button) showed [As Qh] and won (1825) with two pair, Aces and Queens
Seat 4: scottieray4 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: SP0NGE (big blind) folded on the Turn
Seat 6: sublime860 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: yotekiller folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: hudmacom folded on the Flop

04-13-2004, 12:05 AM
I would have folded after your opponent's re-raise on the flop. It's likely you are dominated at that point by A 10, A J, or A Q. If you call the re-raise, and no help comes on the turn, i.e., an 8, then I would check-fold.

04-13-2004, 12:11 AM
I have paid the price far too many times when I have hit top pair in the BB. I really don't like risking my chips in the BB. I will check-fold that situation almost everytime unless Ive hit two pair or the only person to bet is the button and I think hes bluffing. I guess your first bet is ok, but I really don't like your calls the rest of the hand. You almost certainly have a losing hand after the raise on the flop and even an eight might not save you.

04-13-2004, 10:21 AM

04-13-2004, 10:42 AM
Agree with Douglan, I would have been out at the re-raise.

What does everyone think of that re-raise? If I were pokerngolf I would have just called.

Bama Gambler
04-13-2004, 11:33 AM
Same as Douglan