played this one poorly

philby20philby20 Red Chipper Posts: 189 ✭✭
i was playing at the local casino last night $1-3 no limit game. The player utg straddled for $6 he had just sat down for about an hour and already worked up a decent stack and me and him had been quiet active between each other with three bets ect. I had about a 500 bb stack and had a very strong image.

After utg strattled (he has no option aswell at this casino) there was one caller i was in the hi jack and had :6d:6c i decided to call, i think this was my first mistake i should have definately raised it, then the button called and the sb made it $46 he had around a $230 stack to begin with everyone folded around to me so my thoughts at this time was he was squeezing, hes bet size was unusual for the style of players i usually find here it was a very large bet but it was also a very good size bet if he was a strong player but i just figured he was just squeezing wide but i had no reads on him as he was fairly new to the table also. So i put him all in he called fairy quickly and had ako and spiked a king on the flop.
I think my play putting him all in also looked weak as i didn't raise when i had the option at the start. Any one agree or disagree with my play or is it just one of the occupational hazards we in counter in this game


  • SullySully Red Chipper Posts: 780 ✭✭✭
    IMO, you titled this properly. What happened after you limped preflop doesn't really matter. It was not an occupational hazard, closer to suicide. You know this.

    The key is to replay the hand doing what you should have done preflop.

    How much should you have raised preflop?
    How would you have responded to a SB 3-bet?
    If SB flats what do you do with the K flop?
    How would handle the turn after SB flat preflop, SB check/call flop?

    These are the situations that will arise all the time when you start the ball rolling properly and will make the difference in overall success
  • philby20philby20 Red Chipper Posts: 189 ✭✭
    that's great advise sullyooo if i had have raised it like i should i think small blind probably would have flatted cause thats what $1-3 players do and then i would have seen a terrible flop with all over cards to my pair and it would have been easy to get away from and so much cheaper.

    These are the situations that will arise all the time when you start the ball rolling properly and will make the difference in overall success[/quote]

    this quote is so true and something that i need to consider before every hand thanks

  • tagliustaglius Red Chipper Posts: 290 ✭✭
    You surely don't know he's squeezing, right? I mean, maybe he is, or maybe he has AA. Or maybe he's got a hand he doesn't know how to play well but still beats you (like 77 for example).

    There's a tendency by some to think everyone is full of crap in poker - I tend (probably too strongly) to think the opposite way and give them credit until they show me proof otherwise.
  • mbehr1983mbehr1983 Red Chipper Posts: 635 ✭✭✭
    I have had similar situations like this. Back to back hands with 66 and both stations shoved on me and I thought they were week but both times they had queens.The result is the same if they are willing to shove all in they usually have me beat or flipping at best. At 1-2/1-3 most players will only gii with premium hands. Most players don't 3 or 4 bet so when they do I heed to taglius's advice. I know it's easier to say now since I am not in the heat of battle. That deep probably also makes you think I have been running good maybe he is not that strong
  • kytmagickytmagic Red Chipper Posts: 204 ✭✭
    I don't think your preflop call was even bad. I agree with you that your call-shove line screams pocket pair though.

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