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    Hello everyone,

    Today I got an interesting hand for you all, from the WSOP Europe Main event which was held @ Dusk till dawn casino in Nottingham, UK, a short while ago.

    This hand took place on day 1 @ level 5 , both players very deep stacked.

    Up until this point, I had been very active and very aggressive on my table from the begging of the tournament and won most of my hands without a showdown, denying my opponents any information. The starting stack of the tournament was 50k and at this point I had approximately 110k. A new player comes to the player whom I had not played with before, therefore I had no reads on him what so ever.

    On the very first hand of the new players arrival, the action folds around to him in the small blind from which he completes. In the big blind I wake up with A10 of diamonds, so I decide to go for a 3.5x raise to which my opponent responds with a flat call.

    FlOP: 8D 5D 7H

    my opponent goes ahead and checks, now I think about checking back as I believe his limp calling range from SB has connected heavily with this board most of the times, but at the same time I have a very strong hand with two overs and outs to the nut flush. If I was to make the nut flush on later streets, I would want the pot to be as big as possible so I can go for max value, at the same time, by betting the flop, should my opponent call, he will most likely check most turn cards and if I have not improved I can then check back to see a free river card. There is arguments for both betting and checking, but I opted to go for a c bet of approximately 40%, to which my opponent now responded with a 4x check raise. At this point I put my opponent on the below range never the less the only option here is to call so I did;

     

    TURN: 8D 5D 7H 10C

    This card improves my equity however I am still behind to all of my opponent’s made hands i.e straights, sets (although I believe he would raise pre-flop with his medium/small pairs rather than limp, I could see him limp calling with 55) and two pairs. I am now ahead of his pair/straight draws & pair/flush draws along with flush draws with straight outs, as well as 910 and J10 combos should he have these in his range, which I believe he could.

    My opponent goes ahead and bets approximately 55% on the turn, leaving him self a pot sized bet behind should I call this bet, setting up a river shove on most run outs. As I believe my opponent still has a lot of semi bluffs here and with outs to the nuts, I decide to make a call on the turn also to re-evaluate on the river.

    RIVER: 8D 5D 7H 10C 10S

    My opponent as expected goes ahead and pushes all in for pot size. I now put my opponent on the below range;

    I believe his Shoving range on the river is polarized in some ways. He would most certainly be doing this with his flopped straights and a 5s full of 10s, with weaker 10x but also with all of the missed combo draws. I assumed that he would be checking all of his 8x hands as he would have show down value. In the moment, my gut was telling me to fold, however having thought the hand through I came to a conclusion that if my opponent is aggressive enough, he would go ahead and shove the river with his missed combo draws but he would also be doing this with worst 10x which I have beat. At the same time, the way he played represented so much strength by check raising the flop, betting the turn and shoving the river that I had a feeling that maybe I am miles behind here. If I called and was wrong, I would loose 50% of my stack, which represented a significant amount of BBs at an early stage of a super deep stacked live tournament. Having tanked for about 2 minutes, I went ahead and made the call after convincing my self that he would make the same play with worst 10x as well as missed draws.

    My opponent showed up with a flopped straight, holding 96o.

     

    Questions I would like to ask you guys;

    What is the most profitable play on the flop in the long run? Betting or checking? why?

    Should I fold the river knowing that my opponent could have worst 10x and possible missed draws, purely due to how strongly the hand was played from his perspective?

    What different decisions would you have made during the hand and why?

    I would love to hear all your thought on how you guys would have played this hand and would want to hear your reasons for doing so.

    Thank you in advance,

    PERSIANBLUFF

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    persianbluff
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    Post count: 10

    Hello everyone,

    Today I got an interesting hand for you all, from the WSOP Europe Main event which was held @ Dusk till dawn casino in Nottingham, UK, a short while ago.

    This hand took place on day 1 @ level 5 , both players very deep stacked.

    Up until this point, I had been very active and very aggressive on my table from the begging of the tournament and won most of my hands without a showdown, denying my opponents any information. The starting stack of the tournament was 50k and at this point I had approximately 110k. A new player comes to the player whom I had not played with before, therefore I had no reads on him what so ever.

    On the very first hand of the new players arrival, the action folds around to him in the small blind from which he completes. In the big blind I wake up with A10 of diamonds, so I decide to go for a 3.5x raise to which my opponent responds with a flat call.

    FlOP: 8D 5D 7H

    my opponent goes ahead and checks, now I think about checking back as I believe his limp calling range from SB has connected heavily with this board most of the times, but at the same time I have a very strong hand with two overs and outs to the nut flush. If I was to make the nut flush on later streets, I would want the pot to be as big as possible so I can go for max value, at the same time, by betting the flop, should my opponent call, he will most likely check most turn cards and if I have not improved I can then check back to see a free river card. There is arguments for both betting and checking, but I opted to go for a c bet of approximately 40%, to which my opponent now responded with a 4x check raise. At this point I put my opponent on the below range never the less the only option here is to call so I did;

     

    TURN: 8D 5D 7H 10C

    This card improves my equity however I am still behind to all of my opponent’s made hands i.e straights, sets (although I believe he would raise pre-flop with his medium/small pairs rather than limp, I could see him limp calling with 55) and two pairs. I am now ahead of his pair/straight draws & pair/flush draws along with flush draws with straight outs, as well as 910 and J10 combos should he have these in his range, which I believe he could.

    My opponent goes ahead and bets approximately 55% on the turn, leaving him self a pot sized bet behind should I call this bet, setting up a river shove on most run outs. As I believe my opponent still has a lot of semi bluffs here and with outs to the nuts, I decide to make a call on the turn also to re-evaluate on the river.

    RIVER: 8D 5D 7H 10C 10S

    My opponent as expected goes ahead and pushes all in for pot size. I now put my opponent on the below range;

    I believe his Shoving range on the river is polarized in some ways. He would most certainly be doing this with his flopped straights and a 5s full of 10s, with weaker 10x but also with all of the missed combo draws. I assumed that he would be checking all of his 8x hands as he would have show down value. In the moment, my gut was telling me to fold, however having thought the hand through I came to a conclusion that if my opponent is aggressive enough, he would go ahead and shove the river with his missed combo draws but he would also be doing this with worst 10x which I have beat. At the same time, the way he played represented so much strength by check raising the flop, betting the turn and shoving the river that I had a feeling that maybe I am miles behind here. If I called and was wrong, I would loose 50% of my stack, which represented a significant amount of BBs at an early stage of a super deep stacked live tournament. Having tanked for about 2 minutes, I went ahead and made the call after convincing my self that he would make the same play with worst 10x as well as missed draws.

    My opponent showed up with a flopped straight, holding 96o.

     

    Questions I would like to ask you guys;

    What is the most profitable play on the flop in the long run? Betting or checking? why?

    Should I fold the river knowing that my opponent could have worst 10x and possible missed draws, purely due to how strongly the hand was played from his perspective?

    What different decisions would you have made during the hand and why?

    I would love to hear all your thought on how you guys would have played this hand and would want to hear your reasons for doing so.

    Thank you in advance,

    PERSIANBLUFF

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