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Old Apr 14, 2009, 6:27pm   #1
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played a 10$ MTT on stars.
finished 8th which sucks big time out of like 1200+
played 7 hours and lost like a huge donk
i actually had to go but still...
i came into the FT 5th.
i raise with AQ, get min-raised, I call.
flop comes Q high, i shove and get called by the Aces.
stupidest move i have made all game long.

took 200$
its good that i made it that far, but i think i could of finished at least 4th.

the good thing is my BR is finally moving up.
i can play 25nl!! yeppee
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Old Apr 14, 2009, 7:04pm   #2
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your play isnt really that bad but then again i guess micros only 3bet da nuts.
but still grats on the ca$h and gl at 25nl.
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Old Apr 14, 2009, 9:09pm   #3
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i came into the FT 5th.
i raise with AQ, get min-raised, I call.
flop comes Q high, i shove and get called by the Aces.
stupidest move i have made all game long.
Maybe I'm a donk too, but what's so bad about this play? Need a little more information on stack sizes and whatnot but it sounds like an okay play to me.
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Old Apr 14, 2009, 9:20pm   #4
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At micros, the min reraise often screams ACES, but doesn't guarantee it. I probably would have done the same, but yeah, without stack sizes and stuff, it's hard to know if it was a bad move or not.

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Old Apr 15, 2009, 12:44am   #5
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it was a bad move because the FT was the tightest thing ever.
everyone just folded
so when he min raised me i knew he has something good, didnt think AA.
me and the other guy had pretty much the same stack sizes, i think about 20BB.

anyways hope ill make it into another FT soon!!
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Old Apr 20, 2009, 12:20am   #6
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I've blown chips leads at the FT and lost making worse plays than that. It's good you got that far, just keep on doing what your doing and you'll end up ahead.
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Old Apr 20, 2009, 12:27pm   #7
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thanks for the advice

i made another FT, this time a 5$ no blind increase, ante increase.
came again into the FT 5/9. finished 7th \=

from the two FT i've been too, they are very tight. how should i play against that? i try and increase my chip lead, since they fold a lot. should i tighten up as well?


next FT i will take no less than 1st!
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Old Apr 24, 2009, 12:27am   #8
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Obviously if they are playing too tight then you should abuse them until they start showing resistance.
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Old Apr 24, 2009, 12:54am   #9
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Obviously if they are playing too tight then you should abuse them until they start showing resistance.
^^^ Play like this!


The blinds will be larger and there will be antes. Chip away at them but only make your raises if no one has made a move before you (obv).

Your play on the final table wasn't the best given the tightness of the table - but it is also a bit of a cooler as i think many people would shove a hand like that.

Remember that most FT at the lower limits are pretty tight and they are ripe for stealing chips until as Wax said, you meet resistance.

Coming into the final table 5/9 is not bad usually given an average chip distribution but you aim should usually be to take 1st-3rd where most of the $ lies (sorry if i'm stating the obvious).

Also well played making 2 FT - its tough at the lower levels given the size of the fields and long running times. Also late in the game some players actually are half decent - although high stakes players will try and say otherwise lol.
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Old Apr 24, 2009, 3:52am   #10
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At micros, the min reraise often screams ACES, but doesn't guarantee it. I probably would have done the same, but yeah, without stack sizes and stuff, it's hard to know if it was a bad move or not.

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This basically, you should post the hand history.

Making a final table in a 1200 person field is no small feat, well done.
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