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lakeoffire says

I can see why you called PF with suited cards that were probably live, and I understand why you used the whole clock. Folding top pair HU to a push...I think you made an alright play. Could you have waited, sure, but i dont think your play was that bad. Tough one.

03/30/08

Anonymous says

tough 1.

03/30/08

Anonymous says

Hard to get away from.

03/31/08

scot (Anonymous) says

Marc, I just dont think calling 10 percent of your stack with that hand pf is good. The only hands that you would want to hit are a flush draw, two pair or trips. Any other hand, like the one you hit, you are very likely behind if he plays them strong. Once you hit it I dont mind your call, but yes, it is tough. Oh well.

04/01/08

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Heartbroken - 2nd place

Podiman Just played the $30R WSOP sat on PS. 202 entries 1 seat for $12,500 and 2nd-19th get $215.
Not going to get into the individuals hands that got me to heads up, but I played very well, was agressive and caught some good flops.

I got to heads up with $610K to his $670K with blinds at 10k/20k with 2k ante. a couple of minor hands and then this hand #6:


PokerStars Game #16354783701: Tournament #81803617, $30+$3 Hold'em No Limit - Level XXIII (10000/20000) - 2008/03/30 - 03:35:07 (ET)
Table '81803617 9' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 2: fourply1 (685058 in chips)
Seat 7: Podiman (594942 in chips)
fourply1: posts the ante 2000
Podiman: posts the ante 2000
Podiman: posts small blind 10000
fourply1: posts big blind 20000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Podiman [Qd 3d]
Podiman: calls 10000
fourply1: raises 60000 to 80000
Podiman: calls 60000

Before we get to the rest of the hand, was this a bad call?? The stacks were deep, if I hit it good I can get paid. THoughts???




*** FLOP *** [7c 2s Qh]
fourply1: bets 603058 and is all-in

I used my whole time clock on this. I hit the Q and thought WHY would he be pushing so hard if he hit? I know he raised pre-flop, but if he had AA, KK, AQ, QQ, KQ, why would he go all in??? Wouldn't he bet and try to get me to put chips in while behind? Why all-in??? I'm thinking he missed the flop or has AK, AJ, AT, JJ-99 and was firing hoping I missed. SO I called.


Podiman: calls 512942 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [7c 2s Qh] [2d]
*** RIVER *** [7c 2s Qh 2d] [6h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
fourply1: shows [Qs Ac] (two pair, Queens and Deuces)
Podiman: shows [Qd 3d] (two pair, Queens and Deuces - lower kicker)
fourply1 collected 1189884 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1189884 | Rake 0
Board [7c 2s Qh 2d 6h]
Seat 2: fourply1 (big blind) showed [Qs Ac] and won (1189884) with two pair, Queens and Deuces
Seat 7: Podiman (button) (small blind) showed [Qd 3d] and lost with two pair, Queens and Deuces


Looking back I am kicking myself for calling. If I fold I still have $512K in chips and can wait for a better place to stick them in.

Please let me know what you think, what you would have done/thought in this spot.

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