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25/50 is just awkward sometimes: Revisited

By on Feb 22, 2010 in Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

Originally posted on teammoshman.com ***** In a previous entry, we looked at an all-in decision one of my students faced during the 25/50 level of a DoN.   Here’s the hand in question:   PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, 5.2 Tournament, 25/50 Blinds 5 Ante (9 handed) SB (t2595) BB (t1515) UTG (t1770) UTG+1 (t1435) MP1 (t1795) MP2 (t1450) MP3 (t1667) Hero (CO) (t1450) Button (t1323)   Hero’s M: 12.08   Preflop: Hero is CO with Xx Xx 5 folds, Hero bets t125, 2 folds, BB raises to t1510 (All-In),  Hero ??   He ended up folding his AQo to the shove (a correct decision given how tight the BB had been and his equity against the likely shove range) but ended up losing 125 chips in the process.   Often you’ll hear that it’s not worth going after the blinds early because there isn’t much there and it doesn’t add much to your bottom line.  But is that really the case?  So the question we need to ask...

I’d like to thank

By on Feb 2, 2010 in Featured, Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

              …every single math teacher I ever had.   Without you this Double or Nothing win would not have been possible.     To celebrate I’m going to Disneyland. Catch ya on the flip side.   *****   Originally posted at teammoshman.com

25/50 is just awkward sometimes.

By on Jan 28, 2010 in Featured, Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

              Originally posted at teammoshman.com ******   PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, 5.2 Tournament, 25/50 Blinds 5 Ante (9 handed)   SB (t2595) BB (t1515) UTG (t1770) UTG+1 (t1435) MP1 (t1795) MP2 (t1450) MP3 (t1667) Hero (CO) (t1450) Button (t1323)   Hero’s M: 12.08   Preflop: Hero is CO with Xx Xx 5 folds, Hero bets t125, 2 folds, BB raises to t1510 (All-In),  Hero ??   This was a hand recently played by a student of mine.  In video #990 on StoxPoker I made mention of the fact that if you never played anything but AA and KK in the first 3 levels of a DoN you probably weren’t missing out on too much equity.  This is especially true if your post-flop skills leave something to be desired.  Often you can find yourself raising a solid hand, only to be put in a position where defending it post flop can get tricky.  And for most beginning DoN players, this is a situation...