Is this what you call a leak? J2o

DandolosDandolos Red Chipper Posts: 61 ✭✭
Unibet Open Bounty Freeroll
Blind level 2 Raise every 3 minutes

SB 20
BB 40

0.02 euro bounty on every player

EP1) 5000 Kure2
EP2) 1500 Vizmuslica
MP1) 3500 Zeroten
MP2) 950 Optimus King
BTN 950 Hero
SB 950 PuhasVuuk1
BB 1000 Janvari61
UTG 1000 Kitty

This was my third hand on this table. MP1 had gone all in PF the two previous hands with A7o and KJo.

UTG fold
EP1) Call 40
EP2 ) fold
MP1) Raise 80
MP2) fold
BTN Call 80 HERO :Td :6h
SB fold
BB Call 40
EP1) Call 40

We were 4 players to a 340 flop

:Jd :6s :5C:

BB Check
EP1) Bet 340
MP1) fold
BB fold
EP1) Call 520

Almost every time i play i loose to a situation like this.
This hand is definitely not in my range, but i called PF because MP1 played loose in the 2 previous hands. Aslo it was a turbo torney so my 1000 chips would soon be 10 orbits. Thats why i went all in on the flop.

Is this a leak?

Can you point out all the mistakes i did here?

Did i do anything right?

What was EP1s range?


  • Golden14Golden14 Red Chipper Posts: 56 ✭✭
    edited October 2016
    If you are going to play the hand at all, just shove it pre. That will give you some fold equity. Remember that at worst a hand has 20% equity against another hand. You would have to do some math, but if MP1 is folding enough than shoving is an option. You have around the perfect stack size for 3-bet shove.

    By the time you get to the flop and EP1 bets, he has put into many chips to fold now. You don't have any fold equity, so you have to rely on the pure equity in your hand which is not much. Although it is not awful either.

    I would probably just dump this hand pre and wait for a better spot. There a lot more hands that you can shove pre with that have better equity and blockers (hands like A2, etc).
  • DandolosDandolos Red Chipper Posts: 61 ✭✭
    edited October 2016
    @Golden14 Well i didn't even think of shoving pre as an option. My strategy for freeroll tournaments is the following.

    Early stages:
    My range is AA-22, AJ+, 76s+

    The linear part of the range is TT+, AJ+, KQs
    Theese are hands i can bet big PF and 3bet with

    The polarized part 99-22, QJs-76s
    Theese hands i only limp, call or bet minimum hoping to flop a monster.

    I never go all in in a coinflipsituasion (I guess i wasn't disciplined enough in this hand)

    And i never bluff unknown freeroll players.

    Middle stages:
    I play a bit more aggressive yet still tight.

    Near the bubble i put more pressure on my opponents.

    In the middle stages. Which hands should i add to my early range?

    In this tournament everyone gets the same prize. Should i change the bubble part of my strategy?

    Do you see any improvements i can do?
  • kageykagey Red Chipper, KINGOFTAGS Posts: 2,241 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dandolos wrote: »
    This was my third hand on this table.

    MP1) Raise 80
    BTN Call 80 HERO :Td :6h

    Is this a leak?
    Dandolos wrote: »
    My strategy for freeroll tournaments is the following.

    Early stages:
    My range is AA-22, AJ+, 76s+
    Do you see any improvements i can do?

    follow your ranges?

    you might also want to create different ranges for different situations.
    your range from UTG open would be different than your range from CO.
    your calling range from MP should be different than your Button calling range.
    but once you've created your ranges... follow them.
    otherwise, what's the point?
    calling a raise with T6os is just playing bingo.
  • DandolosDandolos Red Chipper Posts: 61 ✭✭
    I dont know why it sais T6o, my hand was J2o.
  • GazelligGazellig RCP Coach Posts: 74 ✭✭
    Whether it's T6o or J2o, you shouldn't be calling here preflop. Shoving is also a -cEV play. In the early stages, like in other stages, and like poker in general, your ranges should change based on your position, stack size, stage of the tournament, whether the pot is opened or unopened the styles of the players left to act etc. As played I don't think you can fold with such a low SPR and top pair (if you had J2o), but the original raiser shouldn't be cbetting too light into three other players either so it's not a fist-pump stack off.

    You say you called because MP1 was playing loose - if that's the case then you still need a hand that plays well against his range, and neither T6o nor J2o do that.

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