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quote:Yes, that was a strange hand.
Originally posted by JohnJr
I have one question from the tourney... there was the one hand where you called Breacagans bet on the river... $1200, and he won with T high? Ya'll may have chatted about it, but I missed the chat. Ya'll were heads up at that point.
Here it is:
Tournament level - 600/1200
Preflop: Breacagan is Button and posts a blind of 300. Maui is BB and posts a blind of 600.
Breacagan raises, BB (Maui) calls. (4 SB)
Flop: 6h, 2h, 9c
Maui bets, Breacagan calls. (6 SB)
Maui bets, Breacagan raises, Maui calls. (7 BB)
Maui checks, Breacagan bets, Maui calls. (9 BB)
Results in white below:
Breacagan shows Tc 8s (one pair, sixes).
Maui mucks 7c 8d (one pair, sixes).
Outcome: Breacagan wins 9 BB.
If you can't beat a bluff, just calling doesn't work. However, the pot is big, and it may be worth a bluff to try to win it. Here are two lines that probably would have worked in this case:
- Bet when the scare card hits on the river. You'll at least beat other busted draws out of the pot, although opponents with a piece of the board will probably call.
- Check-raise the river. It's gutsy, but you might get your opponent to lay down second pair, or possibly even top pair, weak kicker.
If you're not up to either of these, a fold is better than a call. It's definitely a raise-or-fold situation.
What he said. --bsnelson
What he said. --mrpurple
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Last edited by Breacagan on 06-24-2004 at 11:03 AM
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