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    Default I got felted by a $1/$2 live pro at the casino

    I was in a pot, 8 handed, I look down, I'm on the button with , I got 130bb in my stack, villain has about 100bb in his stack.

    UTG/Villain PFR's to 3.5bb MP calls 3.5bb, MP+2 calls 3.5bb, I 3bet raise 11bb, blinds fold, UTG calls the extra 6.5bb, MP and MP+2 folds (If my bet sizing is off, I'm aware of this as I'm still getting use to playing poker in a live setting, although I did want someone to call me oop).


    Villain calls my 3bet. I can easily put him on an ace given his actions, plus except for me, 3bets tend to be very rare at the $1/$2 game I was playing as opposed to my Online games I normally play.

    Pot has about 29bb in it, or $$58

    Flop comes:

    He checks, I raise 12bb (I am aware this bet is on the smallish side, I don't think it mattered, but I'm still getting my bet sizing down due to the live setting whereas the Online Poker does all that work for me).
    He raises to 25bb. Pot now has 66bb in it. I check my hand once more and do ensure I got the

    I shove all in as I figure 11 outs to take down the pot for sure, and with all the dead money in the pot it would be a profitable play over the long haul, 2 kings and 9 flush cards. and put him all in for his remaining 75bb or so, he calls. Pot is now 216bb

    I show my hand, he shows

    Turn is

    River is , Villain wins 216bb minus small rake.

    Personally I did not understand his thought process to call a 3bet oop with A8o, but since he has a lot more $1/$2 live experience than me, perhaps he knew exactly what he was doing and I fell into his trap, granted it was a big coin flip for all my chips that he felted me on. Besides my smallish raising on flop and PF 3bet, could anyone give me some ideas as to how I should have played this hand better or differently?

    I'm now worried that the $1/$2 competition is too stiff even for me, as I am now down 100bb in my Live poker career and haven't been playing too many hands (some of my losses stem from teething into a live setting, playing unusually tight passive compared to my online play, and still getting use to proper betsizing in a live setting whereas I just click a button that tells me exactly what my bet sizing is when I'm playing Online)

    I'm starting to think that I need to stick to Online 100nl and 200nl poker where the tables aren't quite as tough than the $1/$2 Live in the casino.
    Last edited by JimmyS1985; March 23rd, 2015 at 02:28 PM.

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    I think you are the first person I ever heard say 200NL live was a tougher game than 200NL online.
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    I didn't know there were any live pros in the micros version of live play.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Little View Post
    I typed out a nice long reply then I realized it said almost the exact same thing as jjpregler said right above me.


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    Personally, I would have 3 bet larger. There's $24 in the pot when it gets to you. I would 3 bet closer to $20 there.
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    I typed out a nice long reply then I realized it said almost the exact same thing as jjpregler said right above me.


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    Given that flop and I knew I was behind, I'm going to check my redraws on flops like that in the future.

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    I would check back the flop and take a free card. You're way ahead if he doesn't have an A or a flush, but have plenty of outs to catch up when he does, so additional cards help only you.

    Anyway, you're obviously still focused on the much-too-short term if being out 100 BB is a bad run and causing you to think of quitting the game... that's one buy-in.
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    I think your play is not a mistake by the way, u got a pretty good odds cause 9 flush draw +2 king make 44% your hand will hit and the chance that the oppones will fold so... even he call u guys just like coin flipping so.. I think u played well this hand

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    Looking back at your cards are a very well known tell at live poker, in a monotone board, when ppl look at their hand is usually because they do NOT have a suited hand (easiest to remember) and want to check if they have one card that fits the monotone board, so try to memorize well your hand, so you only look at it once.

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