On Friday, May 12th, 6zsBPC sponsored a 15 chip No Limit Hold-em Freeroll here at betcoin. The following sequence of hands came up at the final table:

    by zzzzzz on May 18th, 2017

    Bitcoin Promo Code Hand of the Week
    On Friday, May 12th, 6zsBPC sponsored a 15 chip No Limit Hold-em Freeroll here at Betcoin. The following sequence of hands came up at the final table:

    THREE HANDED ACTION
    1PEPPER1, oriole and vmptc were our final three and they were competing for 9 of the 15 chips given away. Oriole was very much in the driver’s seat with 71k chips to the 23.5k stacks of 1PEPPER1 and vmptc. While enjoying a 3:1 chip advantage over both players, if either one doubled up they would essentially share the lead.

    HISTORY
    3 hands prior to this week’s feature hand with blinds at 800/1600, vmptc folded the button, oriole min-raised from the small blind, 1PEPPER1 shoved in the big blind and oriole folded. Since that time, the blinds went up to 1k/2k.

    PREFLOP DECISION
    This week we will play as 1PEPPER1. The blinds just went up to 1k/2k and we look down at pocket 4s in the big blind. Vmptc folds the button, and oriole makes it 4k in the small blind. We already have 2k chips in front of us, with 21.5k behind. What should we do?

    FLOP DECISION
    We call the raise leaving 19.5k behind and see the flop, which comes KT6 rainbow. Oriole leads out for 4373. The action is on us. What should we do?

    TURN DECISION
    We call the flop bet, leaving 15k behind. The turn is the 6c, bringing a backdoor flush draw. Oriole checks to us. We have 15k left and there is 17k in the middle. What should we do?

    250 GTD TICKET
    The person who provides our favorite overall analysis of this hand will receive a 250 GTD Thank You Ticket. We will post the winner here on May 20th at 3PM EST alongside the result of this hand.

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    18 Comments

    enoo: Preflop: I like a shove here,
    Thu, 05/18/2017 - 22:06

    Preflop: I like a shove here, for several reasons. We only have about 11 big blinds, which severely limits our postflop options. 44 is not a great hand, but villain can call with a lot of hands that we're actually ahead of, eg good Ax and Kx. We're in trouble when villain has a big pair, but that's probably the smallest part of his range. The most likely result of a shove is that villain folds and we get to increase our stack by more than 25%, which is great and worth the risk of running into a big hand. The argument for calling is that we're getting a great price, and have position. But, I think our stack is so small that these are not significant advantages. If we had more chips, we could choose to play pot control, go for big value when we spike a 4, or even turn our hand into a bluff on the right board. But with only 11bbs to lose or win, I want to just shove.

    Flop: I like giving up. I think villain is less likely to be bluffing on this very dry board, and can have a lot of Kx and Tx. We also have a decent amount of Kx and Tx ourselves that are better to call with than 44. If we call now, what is our plan for future streets? There are only 2 cards which can improve our hand, and calling down for our tournament life with an underpair sucks. I would need a very solid read that villain does a lot of "one and done" bluffing to like a call here.

    Turn: We got what we wanted. A relatively blank turn and a check from villain. At this point I want to check my way to showdown and beat all of villain's bluffs. But what about turning our hand into a bluff? I don't like that for several reasons. We are not deep enough to reasonably expect villain to fold Kx, 6x, or even Tx with a flush draw, so we are targeting a bad Tx or pocket pair. That's pretty thin. We also have better hands to bluff with, like 55 or 77 that is a better blocker to 6x, or QJ that has a good draw. So I don't want to shove here, but given that this is where the hand description ends, I have a feeling that's what 1PEPPER1 decided to do.

    Mentat: Pre flop this is a good spot
    Thu, 05/18/2017 - 23:03

    Pre flop this is a good spot for a stop and go on the flop especially when extra chips might be led out into us by the larger stack who has shown a marginal situational propensity to be pretty wide here. Stabs from sb are not too common in this spot on flops but it depends on the player. We can force calls with the shove on the flop by offering favorable odds to the top third of his calling range, and having neutral equity against the middle spots of his made range. Long story short, yeah, were looking good on a lot of flops and boards here. In a vacuum shoving is probably the mathe.atically correct play but you can certainly try to mix so.em flat(s) in here.

    On the flop I'm probably calling. My first instinct is to jam since we got a favorable flop as described above. But looking a little further, why do we call? We call for balance due to the fact that this is a pretty neutral spot, as all are, in a vacuum. Calling represents a made hand even more so, because we did not take aggression pre and the board fell favorable to a mid range holding. We can mix in some raises over the bet for balance and it certainly would help to know their tendencies here. This is also a heavily coordinated board for runner runner outs and draws which will allow us some room to maneuver since we took a passive line. What sort of cards can call on kt6? 5+7 will bring open enders from 34, 47, 45, 89, etc (More suited for ring games) but yeah we block those so. We are also fading the obv straighttt outs, or representing them, etc.

    I'm not sure if there was a fd and don't feel like scrolling again soo.... for the turn, it's a blank. Had it been a top third range falling, we can somewhAt credibily bluff here since it's presumably lower level competition more prone to fear a scare card. Turn cards are not always scare cards, they actually seldom are, and this is a good example. Had it been a bottom third range falling like a 2 or a 3 We can play aggressively since this is going to be a less contested pot, at least in ring games which I k ow more about than a spot right here where Icm. Considerations are more important.

    Anyways, I'm shopping it in this spot against most opponents however *edit I think their bluff value calling range is too narrow, so my justification here is that normally I'm playing so aggressively that I have to shove here for balance. This doesn't necessarily make sense though since it doesn't actually target their calling range with an actual made hand.... so I think this might be a bit of a marginal blank spot that I'd have to spend more time analyzing later.

    Hope this helps :)

    Marukh666: simply take risk
    Fri, 05/19/2017 - 05:11

    at that time we muct take action of goes Up..my suggestion is this is the time of smashing the opposite party...and never more..

    Marukh666: double 15k which is 30 k
    Fri, 05/19/2017 - 05:17

    if we raise all of 15k at that time and making opposite party physco.
    this is a special terminology of poker player,,remember risk is a variable fector which makes player from zero to hero and also hero to zero. but that time we are zero thats why..

    wishiswish: well time of leading
    Fri, 05/19/2017 - 05:27

    this is the time of leading from him and getting 17k which is in the middle at that time..goes kill him..

    antonlevay: backdoor flush draw
    Fri, 05/19/2017 - 05:35

    hate to be a terminology nazi here, but a backdoor flush draw is when you have three cards that would support a flush, but you need the turn and river to make a flush. so there is no "backdoor flush draw on the turn"

    it cold bring a flush draw for the other guy on the turn since you said the flop was a rainbow, but for us/1pepper1, we do not have a flush draw

    and the turn play checked to us, imo all depends on how the other player plays. if being on a fresh table, i think best is to try a bet that you can get away from, but also seems enticing for a call. thus would bring a fold. with 44, you can not get too committed

    i do not want a ticket, just my 2 shitoshi

    shandefoye: My opinion
    Fri, 05/19/2017 - 05:42

    My opinion is that if oriole checks in last with turn at time 6c bringing a backdoorflush draw.and we have 15k left and 17k in middle..
    so we must be check because this is not the starting time of game to take risk this is last bettle of amoung 3 for glory thats why. and may be oriole have more strong card then us..thats why we follow him and then crush him..

    oriole: wow so many of you want to
    Fri, 05/19/2017 - 08:06

    wow so many of you want to smash, crush and kill me lmao
    Great analysis enoo, I agree that he had to go all in preflop with his stack size.

    Blindme: Keep getting logged out
    Fri, 05/19/2017 - 17:08

    Keep getting logged out,grrrrrrrrrr!!

    Preflop: I shove and let is race against a KQos type hand.
    Flop: I am most likely folding without reads because the opponent would realize that the turn I am pot committed and should have shoved flop.
    Turn: Its to late here and the hand should not get to this point,a check down is the only play.

    The turn can get past the river if you where caught slow playing the nuts and trying to induce but failing.
    Some times mistakes benefit you later in the game.

    josephstatham: Force the calls on the flop
    Fri, 05/19/2017 - 19:48

    You should force calls with the shove on the flop by offering favorable odds to the top third of his calling range, and having neutral equity against the middle spots of his made range.

    BigRyan421: easy shove preflop with the
    Sat, 05/20/2017 - 14:07

    easy shove preflop with the 44. He started the hand with 11 bb's anytime in the range of 12 bb and under if fold or jam. I would prefer jam with any playable hand especially in this tourney. With a stronger hand like AA KK QQ JJ AK AQ you could flat to try and trap if oriole was raising any 2 every hand. But i just say get it in with 44 and hope for good luck.

    zzzzzz: HAND OF THE WEEK Conclusion [250 GTD Ticket Winner] 🏆
    Sat, 05/20/2017 - 19:41

    HAND OF THE WEEK PART II
    We, 1Pepper1, were checked to on the turn when the board paired the six. We led out for half pot and called it off when oriole shoved. Oriole showed K7 and we needed a 4 on the river to stay alive. We whiffed and exited the tournament in third.

    250 GTD TICKET WINNER: ENOO
    Thanks to all participants for their excellent analyses of this hand. As you can see from the great responses I've had a tough time choosing a winner! The winner of the 250 GTD Ticket is enoo, who liked a shove preflop and giving up on the flop. Enoo also touched on reverse implied odds and flop texture when deciding whether or not to continue in a hand.

    CONGRATULATIONS
    Congratulations to oriole, vmptc, 1PEPPER1, GoldenAce, Blindme, twirlspin, djn, 1endgamer3, and Linux911. They all earned bitcoin and a spot on the May Leaderboard. Head over to Bitcoin Promo Code to earn you entry into our next freeroll so you can get your spot on the monthly leaderboard. As always, good luck at the tables.

    xxlx2014: ticket
    Sat, 05/20/2017 - 19:51

    And my hold card ticket for 250 gtd?

    vmptc: congrats Enoo and thanks
    Sat, 05/20/2017 - 20:00

    congrats Enoo and thanks zzzzzz, where can I see the leaderboard?

    zzzzzz: Blindme, vmptc, nsisi
    Sat, 05/20/2017 - 23:53

    Yo vmptc, you are in the top 3 👍
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    You should be able to find this thread pinned to the top of recent activity or go read the May 19th update and join our slack chat!

    abdou: I am active with you
    Sun, 05/21/2017 - 01:25

    My ticket, I'm with the leaderboards

    1PEPPER1: Hey guys
    Sun, 05/21/2017 - 19:02

    He is a she and girls can play poker too!!!

    zzzzzz: Yah, didn't want to share tmi
    Sun, 05/21/2017 - 21:45

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