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Poker :: Easy call with middle pair?
  submitted on February 6, 2008, 11:41 PM


I played in the $28k tonight, and I was playing supertight. I think outside of seeing the flop in the blinds, I saw the flop one or two other times in the 80 minutes or so I lasted. I had three hands that I would call "playable" hands, QQ, 99, and 88. QQ was on the button that was folded around to me and I got the blinds. 99 was taken down preflop in MP, and 88 I called an aggro raiser in EP then took down the 9-high flop with a pot-sized bet. That was about it, really. The only other hand I bothered playing was A9s that I called on the button after three limpers. I'm really not happy with the way the hand played out, but I can't figure out what my play should have been. Here's the hand history:

FullTiltPoker Game #5152720778: $28,000 Guarantee (38434871), Table 14 - 60/120 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:14:14 ET - 2008/02/06
Seat 1: Petie_BigStacks (2,400)
Seat 2: RefuseTwoLose (5,700)
Seat 3: Chad N Freude (8,830)
Seat 4: kalterrell (8,667)
Seat 5: BradyKO (5,200)
Seat 6: sloman113 (4,555)
Seat 7: Mike_Maloney (3,035)
Seat 8: bXb0mber (3,585)
Seat 9: Konquist (2,955)
bXb0mber posts the small blind of 60
Konquist posts the big blind of 120
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Mike_Maloney [Ac 9c]
Petie_BigStacks folds
RefuseTwoLose calls 120
Chad N Freude calls 120
kalterrell folds
BradyKO folds
sloman113 calls 120
Mike_Maloney calls 120
bXb0mber folds
Konquist checks
*** FLOP *** [2s Kc 5c]
Konquist checks
RefuseTwoLose bets 660
Chad N Freude folds
sloman113 folds
Mike_Maloney has 15 seconds left to act
Mike_Maloney raises to 2,914
Konquist folds
RefuseTwoLose raises to 5,168
Mike_Maloney calls 1, and is all in
RefuseTwoLose shows [5d Ad]
Mike_Maloney shows [Ac 9c]
Uncalled bet of 2,253 returned to RefuseTwoLose
*** TURN *** [2s Kc 5c] [Ah]
*** RIVER *** [2s Kc 5c Ah] [2d]
RefuseTwoLose shows two pair, Aces and Fives
Mike_Maloney shows two pair, Aces and Twos
RefuseTwoLose wins the pot (6,490) with two pair, Aces and Fives
Mike_Maloney stands up

So, I'd like to think I have some fold equity considering how I've been playing (This was literally my first raise postflop all tourney), but I know I can't assume things like that when playing against the average donkey in this thing.

Does my reraise scream "flush draw"? Is it really the right move from him to feel so confident with his middle pair that he can make that call? I mean, I'd like to think that I can put in a good enough re-raise to get someone to fold a pair of fives. Was the push too desperate? Would a re-raise of say 1900 or 2000 gotten the point across better? Or was it just a stupid call on his part? I just can't wrap my head around this one.

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