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#1 TSLexi

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 02:15 PM

Hi!

I'm a beginner (played about 30K hands recreationally over the past 18 months though) with a $2000 BR, and I'm going to play $25NL poker professionally (lost my job due to the economy, but I have 6 months of living expenses saved up and in investments).

My BRM plan is to quit playing for the day if I lose 2-3 BIs, and withdraw half of any winnings every two weeks (the other half goes to BR building). I also plan to subscribe to PokerTableStats and play at Bovada. I play a TAG game, I only play Broadway hands, and suited connectors if I have late position or the button.

Now, here's a simple strat question (I don't have RT stats software, so calculating this stuff manually gives me a headache.)

Hero is dealt pocket KdKs in a $0.10/$0.25 cash game against 5 opponents. Hero is on the button.

Villain 1: SB
Villain 2: BB
Villain 3: bets for $0.25
Villain 4: calls
Villain 5: calls
Hero: raises to $0.50
Villain 1: calls
Villain 2: calls
Villain 3: calls
Villain 4: calls
Villain 5: calls

Pot size: $2.85

Flop is Kh 5h 8d

Villain 1: bets $1
Villain 2: calls
Villain 3: calls
Villain 4: calls
Villain 5: calls
Hero: raises to $5
Villain 1: calls
Villain 2: folds
Villain 3: calls
Villain 4: calls
Villain 5: folds

Pot size: $24.85

Turn: 8s

Villain 1: bets $3
Villain 3: calls
Villain 4: calls
Hero: raises to $23
Villain 1: folds
Villain 3: calls
Villain 4: calls

Pot size: $96.85

River: 8h

Villain 3: checks
Villain 4: bets $10
Hero: raises to $71
Villain 3: folds
Villain 4: calls

Pot size: $238.85

Showdown:
Hero: KdKsKh8s8h
Villain 4: 8s8h8d8c

So Hero loses. But did Hero play this hand correctly?

Thanks!

#2 dgiharris

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 08:00 AM

min raising preflop is pretty bad, in general it gives odds for V to call in pretty much any situation with near 100% of his opening range. As played, you played it fine, ship the river all-in since most players don't like to fold a Full house no matter what and V an also put you on a busted FD even though you never show up with a busted FD here.

Lastly, just because you lose a hand doesn't mean you played it incorrectly.

#3 vincenttafolla979

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 10:28 AM

Thanks for the advice. i am also new to poker.

#4 AceRag.com

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 11:58 AM

I agree with the min raise pre, i would hate to take KK into a 6 way pot, would be awesome to flop the nuts though. I also agree sometimes you lose pots, it doesnt mean you played bad, after the turn (depending on the player) you probably arent getting many folds from any 8's that called a 3b pre at 25NL.




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