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Drzy
06-21-2004, 09:07 PM

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PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is 150 (7 handed)

MP1 (925)
MP2 (3630)
CO (445)
Button (1705)
Drz81 (1785)
BB (2250)
UTG (2760)

Preflop: Drz81 is SB with As, 2s.
UTG calls 150, MP1 folds, MP2 folds, CO folds, Button calls 150, Drz81 completes, BB checks.

Flop: (600) 6c, Qs, Ad (4 players)
Drz81 checks, BB checks, UTG bets 150, Button folds, Drz81 raises to 600, BB folds, UTG calls 450.

Turn: (1800) 3c (2 players)
Drz81 checks, UTG checks.

River: (1800) 4h (2 players)
Drz81 ???

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What do I do here? My gut tells me this is a definite check-fold, but my gut also knows that if I go all-in, there's a high probability that UTG is going to lay his hand down. Do you check and let the money in the pot probably go to him, or do you risk your seat for a big pot?

Bama Gambler
06-21-2004, 09:17 PM
What makes you think he has an ace? Why wouldn't he bet the turn if he had an ace? I think he has a queen. Either way, you should check. If he does have an ace he would call your all-in and at best you would split the pot. Give him a chance to bluff (in case he doesn't have an ace). I would check-call any amount. If you check-fold, you sitting on 1k with 75-150 blinds and 7 people left.

RedSoxFan
06-21-2004, 09:55 PM
Due to the subject I assumed you were going to write about what to do when you've just moved 1 f4. In that case, it's best to just resign and hope you remember to play something like e4 or d4 next time you get the white pieces.

Darth Tater
06-22-2004, 07:53 AM
Due to the subject I assumed you were going to write about what to do when you've just moved 1 f4. In that case, it's best to just resign and hope you remember to play something like e4 or d4 next time you get the white pieces.

Laugh it up!!!! :D :roll: :crazy:

Happy Extinction
06-22-2004, 09:20 AM
What makes you think he has an ace? Why wouldn't he bet the turn if he had an ace? I think he has a queen. Either way, you should check. If he does have an ace he would call your all-in and at best you would split the pot. Give him a chance to bluff (in case he doesn't have an ace). I would check-call any amount. If you check-fold, you sitting on 1k with 75-150 blinds and 7 people left.

If I was him and I had an ace with a decent kicker, I would have definitely bet on the turn to take the pot on your apparent weakness. Check raise on the turn is an advanced play that most people don't have in their book. Since he opted for the free card, I would assume he has TJs, Ace weak kicker or Qx. If you bet big he must, respectively, fold, fold, or fold/call and lose.

JMO - what did you do?

Drzy
06-22-2004, 10:57 AM
In the end, I checked, he checked and he took it down with A5. His hand wasn't really all too different from mine.... ace, weak kicker. Good observations, thank you.

Due to the subject I assumed you were going to write about what to do when you've just moved 1 f4. In that case, it's best to just resign and hope you remember to play something like e4 or d4 next time you get the white pieces.
Very funny. :P