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Old May 19, 2005, 9:38pm   #1
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What do you guys think is the best play here?

To give you a little bit of information...it is in the early stages of a NLHE tournament. A player in early position who plays a pretty straightforward game brings it in for a standard size 3x the BB raise. It folds around to you in the BB with KTs. You hold about 1700 chips and your opponent around 1500 with the blinds 15/30. What do you do?

If you could give your opinion on why you selected what you did I would appreciate it.
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Old May 19, 2005, 10:46pm   #2
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I am a mainly a Limit player and now I will post my vote....probably making it really clear that I should sick with Limit.

I would fold.

This early in the tournament I just wouldn't want to get that involved with a straight forward player, out of position when all I have invested so far is my blind.

With K 10, I'd be afraid I was dominated and if the flush comes, not only am I worried about the Ace being out there, I'm not going to get paid enough with only one opponent.

I'd wait for a better hand to get involved.
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Old May 20, 2005, 12:17am   #3
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in that exact situation

few questions.. his bet was $90 right ?

everyone else folded right ?

was the K 10 suited ?


if those are all yes then i would of called easy.
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Old May 20, 2005, 12:30am   #4
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in that exact situation

few questions.. his bet was $90 right ?

everyone else folded right ?

was the K 10 suited ?


if those are all yes then i would of called easy.
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Old May 20, 2005, 12:37am   #5
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Yep... call

but thats THAT exact situation.

low big blind, your already ahead 200 chips, its two suited high cards, only one caller, last position. i know that its "orthadox" in the same situation if you only had one limper and everyone else folded then a small raise is in order in fact.

now in a different situation... say if the blinds were 25-50 and he raised to 150, i would most definately drop it. but being its only an extra $60 to you ... I'd see it.
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See what I mean.

I wouldn't hesitate to call in Limit, but I have serious No Limit problems!
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Old May 20, 2005, 2:23am   #7
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I would call. Being that you are going to be heads up acting first can be to your benefit.

If you get a favorable flop you can bet out or check raise. If the flop doesn't help you still have the right of first bluff and may be able to steal the pot with a pot size bet. If the opponent is straightforward as you say and he reraises you can fold and still have plenty of chips. Or you can check and fold if you don't feel comfortable with the bluff.

I don't see it as a big risk this early.
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Old May 20, 2005, 2:33am   #8
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To quote C3P0... "... the Maker!" Good to see you around again pack, if only for one thread.

As to your question: against an opponent playing a 'straightforward' game, early position 'standard' raise... hmm.

I like the idea of reraising-- if he's straightforward and has something like KQs or AQo or something non-wired, he might lay it down. Then again, if he comes back over the top of you... well, I like Kxs as well as the next person (in certain situations), but not for that many of my chips preflop, that early.

I don't see folding as optimal here. KTs is a playable hand heads-up, no?

I'd call, see the flop, and be prepared to take a stab with a healthy bet if I don't see any big cards. Kinda like what I suspect TwoGun did to me in one hand of the tournament this past Sunday.
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liz.

no limit is a whole different ball game
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I'd fold, simply because I don't trust my post flop play to get me out of a potentially nasty situation.

Gotta be honest with yourself.
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