Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:08 PM
it seems with todays players that poker is turning more into bingo??? nobody protects thier stack, just trying to catch. i'd like to hear from winning players on which is the best way to play early in this situation:its a $340 buy-in 10,000 chips, 30 min blinds. you get dealt Ah10h in cutoff. its the first hand of the tourny and blinds are 100/100, utg+1 calls, mp calls, and i raise to 300. i get called by both (1,000 pot) im putting them on suited conn/overs/weak suited A, possible sm pair. flop comes 10d8h4s, it goes chk, chk, i bet 500 and get called by both (pot is 2,500). turn brings 2c and another chk, chk, so i bet 2,500 and utg1 calls and mp folds(pot is now 7,500). i know there are a lot of donkeys out there but the only hand i can put this guy on is J9/97 or possibly slow play a set of 4s and let me bet it for him, but i think thats not the way to play a set by giving me a free shot at a bigger set, plus i would possibly call a raise with over pair. we both have 6,700 left. river comes Qc and utg+1 leads out with 3,500 so i have to fold. i called him out on J9 and he did show it.my question is: 1) how do you play against wreckless players early 2) do i just chk the flop keeping the pot small and let them hit, play it like i did, overbet flop 3) do i shove on the turn, which would be idiotic early in my view, or is it? how do you stop people from donkin early in a tourny? it seems early that some players just dont get away from a hand that they are behind on. personally, if i was utg+1...i was folding on the turn. its too early to to chase. he had a max of 11 outs on the turn at 22% to win. i figured i took pot odds away from him to call.i HATE to lose a pot when i commit myself to one, but whats the best overall way to play (in the long run) vs players like this? i feel i played it right, but man i hate losing chips that way. i keep thinking a shove on the turn but i dont think i could EVER do that. does anyone ever use that ?