I haven't posted in awhile because I haven't played that much poker recently. On Sunday I got the itch to play in a tournament and was going to play the $300 FTOPS tourney. During the first few hands of a satellite I got in a mini argument with my girlfriend...enough of an argument where we needed to talk right away :) so I shoved with some crap hand and we had our little talk.
So since I didn't play on Sunday I entered the $1000 buyin tournament through a $200 sat. I took a nap when I got home from work and was giving a test the next day so I felt ready to play. Below are a few hands that I'd like some input on. I'll give any needed info first and then explain my thought process afterwards. I'd really like some input on hands #6 and 8.
The villain has been pretty straight forward thus far.
He raised from EP, called my rr and check called the flop. I thought 77-1010 and AK were most likely. I didn't see any other hand with a nine getting here. I didn't bet the turn because the range I put him on hit all of this. I didn't bet the river either because I didn't see him calling with anything that I had beat. He ended up having the one hand that might have called a bet.
The villain was playing tight. 8/4
His river raise seemed like 2 pair or a flopped straight and I didn't know how much of a raise he would call. He had about 4000 left so I raised a little less than half. Bigger raise?
At table for 1 orbit. Both opponents had been active.
Fold? I know this was a fold but it was tempting. In that 1 orbit the villain had reraised twice already which made me consider taking my chances for 20% of my stack. What range of hands should I push with?
The first raiser was Lynette Chan and she was playing 36/36. The caller had a big stack and was calling everything.
I thought this was a good time for a reraise and anything else but a shove left me nothing to bet the flop. Hello pretty ladies!!
The villain is Lynette again. She was playing very aggro 36/36 and we're on the bubble. 216 get paid, 250 or so left. She had been reraising frequently.
Bad shove? I called preflop assuming there was a good chance that Chan would shove and I intended on calling if badestchic folded. I thought Chan's range was very wide here and once she reraises I know she's not folding to my push. Normally I would reraise dabadestchic but I had already done so a couple of times recently.
Villain was very active 25/23
I flat called the reraise hoping to trap as the villain had been very active. I thought for sure that he would bet the flop as he had been and all of his reraising hands got there on the turn. AA, AK, QQ, JJ
My small turn call was more out of frustration than anything else. He most likely had QQ or JJ. I may have actually saved money on this hand as I would have been allin vs many other players preflop.
My bustout hand.
This was one of the first hands after the break and I was finishing up an email so I didn't evaluate the hand like I should have. The first raiser's range is very wide as he's pushed twice with some crap so I was really only concerned with badestchic. My M was 5 and I said "Screw it" and pushed. In retrospect Dabadestchic's flat call looks suspicious as I assume she would isolate with many hands. I'm not sure about this one with two players in the pot already.
Don't hold back with your comments.