Also I can't get it through my head that pot size river bets aren't bluffs. But you gotta love runner runner straights to crack my aces.
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That's actually one of the few places that I might pot sized bet rofl. The come outta nowhere, suck out but played like I had it the whole time bet.
I like playing with friends. He was one of the people that played online with me at like 13 years old. He lived 5 houses down and we would literally meet at one of our houses and play $20 heads up matches for hours. We'd try to rig the deck against each other and hope the other didn't notice lol (I mean, rarely, it wasn't like a thing we ACTUALLY did much). I actually got pretty decent at it though. I wouldn't do it now obv, but when I was a 15-16 year old cocky shithead I rigged it a few times during live games and never got caught (like 8 people at the table). I think in total I've probably done it 5-6 times but even young edgy as fuck me wasn't down to sit there and keep stealing.
I've always liked having a friend or two at the table. I don't think I play much differently, and I don't shy away from playing pots with them at all. In fact if anything, I probably target them. Maybe try to bluff one with 27os just so I can show and make fun of him for a week, that kinda thing. It's not an effort I make to do that though, but maybe every now and then I'll play a hand I normally wouldn't for the laffs with the bros
mad because didn't "win hard enough"
I get where you're coming from lol, but you gotta understand variance and not let it get to you so easily. Swings aren't necessarily supposed to be measured in days or a couple weeks even imo
Had a nice little session. Played two tables, came up $43. Up to $137 of my original $150. I stopped trying to steal so many spots and starting checking a lot more. Also picking up hands at the right time helps
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didnt get the screen shot in time. it was like a 1092 flop or something. guy leads out for S4, i call, guy behind shoves for $10, guy calls, i shove, he calls. he had a set of 9s, cant remember what the other guy had. much needed. even after all of that i wasnt up very much. every time i play 2 tables, one table the cards come fine, i dont get into too much trouble then the other table misses everything it seems like, card dead, i always have to rebuy and i run into the nuts. i dont understand it.
fuck yeah. in the money, sitting healthy 3rd in chips. about to be 2k/4k and i have 213k
Shoved 22 on the SB, get called by the raiser with 10s. Flop a 2 and suck out. Next hand, get aces. Guy shoves like 7 bigs, I call obv. He has a7. Hits runner runner straight. Online poker.. 167k @ 7kbb 48 people left. Literally after I edit this I just picked up AQdd. Raiser and a caller, shove. Get called by J10... wut. Blanks, 285k
Anyway, I slow play my aces on the button. BB reraises to 40, I call. 99x flop, two hearts. He bet's 75, I call. 2 on the turn, check check. I should've bet here but I didn't want him to think I had a 9. River comes a queen of hearts. He open shoves. I think for awhile. I have the Ace of hearts so the only possible flush he could rep is KJ. I end up calling and he flips over QQ. I thought there was a small chance of him value betting kk I'm that spot but the chance of him bluffing in that spot is pretty low I suppose. I'm just tired of making dumb hero calls. People never make bluffs like that in my casino so now I know better for hopefully the last time. But then agaim him rivering a 2 outer is also slim. Should've bet big on the turn. Raising preflop he probably folds.. raising flop may work since I shouldnt ever have a 9 in my hand. What would you guys do
Im going to start building a bankrolll here soon. getting rid of my truck, car and paying off some debt and looking at getting a house. so by spring i should start saving for a bankroll
Please chime in with opinions on how I played this hand in a 1/2 live game last night.
I am UTG+1 with AQ off, and I raise to 12 pre-flop. TAG player in MP flats, as does a fun player on the button. The TAG player in MP had been showing down good hands, seemed to have a tight range, but was playing aggressively. The fun player was trying to see a lot of flops. She would commit 25% of her stack pre with hands like Q6 off and release instantly if she didn't flop anything.
Flop comes A, Q, 10 all hearts. I flop top two and lead for $35. TAG player in MP flats with about $70 behind. The button folds.
Turn is a blank (6c), and I shove for his remaining $70. He snaps and shows Kh9h.
I've been reflecting on the hand. This flop definitely hits my range super hard, so that's why I bet. With that being said, top 2 on that flop is honestly at the bottom of my range. I think I should have check/called and re-evaluated on the turn.
When he flatted in MP, I thought his range was mainly flush draws and Ax suited. I really thought he would raise all in on the flop if he flopped the flush. When the blank came on the turn, I figured my top 2 pair were good and shipped it.
Thoughts on how I could've played this better? Any critique is appreciated.