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1  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: DTD Online Club Cash Games on: September 23, 2013, 07:12:35 PM
So who was it? Given it wasn't supposed to be anonymous anyway so no real harm in asking or posting. Obviously im just being nosey
The person concerned does not want to reveal his identity. So I will respect his wishes.
2  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: DTD Online Club Cash Games on: September 23, 2013, 04:05:24 PM
I took part in my first ever cash game on DTD yesterday. It was a very enjoyable experience (as far as online cash goes!). I will try and spin up my small profit.
 I did happen to be on one of the tables which DTDONLINEPRO was playing on. There was a bit of banter between us but it was all pretty friendly stuff. I guess that there's a fine line between, what, for one person is harmless banter, and, for someone else, can be deemed to be offensive.
 I was curious as to who DTDONLINEPRO is, and that was before reading this thread. I now know who he is, and, too be honest, he's probably a bit of a keyboard warrior, but not such a bad person as it would seem from this thread.
 I'm pretty sure that if the software which shows the players identities had been in place, things could have maybe been defused with a few choice words, and maybe a bit of light hearted banter.
 I'm not trying to defend the actions of DTDONLINEPRO, particularly as i dont know what was posted in the online chat, but, I do believe that knowing the individual who's on the end of the other keyboard will probably solve this problem. It's very easy for words typed on a keyboard to be mis-interpreted.
 Also, I think there could be a danger that if you police internet chat violations too severely, you could encourage some people to just sit there without saying / typing a word, for fear that they might let rip when on tilt or under the influence and then be  reported to the chat box police.
3  Poker Forums / Poker Hand Analysis / Re: MTT Turn Action - Give it up or Jam it in? on: September 15, 2013, 12:55:47 PM
It would definitely be a check-raise all in on the flop for me. As you say, if he checks behind its still pretty good for you, esp if villian happains to have clubs. As it is you have pot committed yourself then given yourself a reason to maybe fold.
 If you jam the turn you are prob only going to be called by a hand that you are in very bad shape against, however you could still fold out some hands which could go on to outdraw you on the river. Your AK could well still be ahead. so, It's a JAM now for me.
4  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Devilfish Room on DTD Poker: Win Grand Prix seats next week on: September 13, 2013, 11:23:07 AM
Looks like a cracking idea. I particularly like the fact that there is a range of buy ins. Will have a go at that.
5  Poker Forums / Poker Hand Analysis / Re: WCOOP line check on: September 12, 2013, 06:20:51 PM
D/w I don't think anyone minds people having a splash as long as they listen. We did once have a topic with about 10 of the best mtt players in the UK telling someone they were wrong and he just wouldn't listen. 

I really doubt our opponent 3bets 88/99, simply because he doesn't want to 3bet/fold. He'd rather 3bet a hand he should be folding, ie a hand he cannot profitably call from the small blind with, maybe a hand like ATo or K9s . These hands aren't really strong enough to peel, but are ok hands to 3bet. However, in these positions I doubt the villain has much of a light 3betting range.  3betting TT here is bad in my opinion but this is much much closer than 88 which is a slam dunk call.

The problem with checking the turn is that the only hands this improves are 88/74/79 and we have a lot of doubts as to whether the villain has this hand. I alluded to this earlier. I'd be extremely surprised to see him show up with 74s from the small blind. He would have to be an extremely weak player to do so. 79s is closer but I would still be surprised to see the small blind show up with this.

When we bet the turn we are betting for value, plain and simple. We have 3 of a kind, an extremely strong hand! Just because there happens to be 4 hands that beat us now instead of one doesn't mean we should check. We also need to protect against all those pesky pair+ gutshot and pair+straight draw hands. Giving these hands a free card is bordering on criminal.

I really doubt the villain expects us to stack off with overpairs here. The stack to pot ratio is simply too great to risk all our chips. The crux of the hand is we block a good amount of the villains value range on the turn. We are also unsure of how many 7,s can have.

P.S checking the turn with a set is verrrrrrrry nitty.
I am listening. Thankyou for your reply.
I did wonder, shortly after posting, whether my statement about villiain prob 3  betting 88, 99, TT was a bit dubious. I know, my natural instinct would be to flat with 88 and 99 and probably TT too, if I'm honest. I  am aware too that I have a serious nittyness problem, so i thought maybe, at this level, and such deep stacks these guys would play it more aggressively than a nit like myself would be inclined to.
6  Poker Forums / Poker Hand Analysis / Re: WCOOP line check on: September 12, 2013, 11:47:11 AM

Why do you guys want to check the turn?

I don't think I'd ever even consider checking this turn.

My thinking was that the 8 on the turn was one of the very few cards that could possibly complete a draw to beat our hand. I thought that villian would probably, but not definitely, raise pre with 88, 99, TT. So that by checking behind we can use our position to see the turn which hopefully (but not in this case) pairs and gives us the nuts, rather than face a check-raise on the turn. I felt that by checking behind we would control the pot until we were more certain of whether or not we were ahead or not.
 I think that if villian didn't have a stright on the turn, he probably does on the river. I would expect him to check the river with 2pair or a set.
I guess you all think that checking the turn, just in case the 8 got him there, is far too weak and is missing a chance to build the pot, in order to get the lot in on the river.
Trying to put myself in villian's shoes. I'm thinking that he's more likely to flat the turn with a drawing hand which has picked up some showdown equity, such as 78. Whereas if the 8 has completed his straight draw, he may check-raise, hoping to get it all in on the turn, if he believes that overpairs are our most likely holding.
I've underlined the part where i am probably going wrong in my game. ie-pl;aying too weakly, nittily, passively. But, i still haven't been convinced YET why checking behind on the turn is so bad.
ps-At the moment, i can't win a $5 tournament, let alone one of this size. so bear with me please  Smiley
7  Poker Forums / Poker Hand Analysis / Re: WCOOP line check on: September 11, 2013, 07:20:27 PM
Why is an 8 an awful card ?

your right it's not really that awful, considering we have flopped a set. but on balance, i do think that the 8 and 9 are the only two cards which we have to worry about. There is an outside chance that he has called with 74 suited, or even 67, given his big stack and good pot odds pre flop, but i still think 97 is more likely. I cant see how he jams the river with a bluff after we have flatted his re-raise on the turn.
I'm here to learn though. So it's all good. Smiley
8  Poker Forums / Poker Hand Analysis / Re: WCOOP line check on: September 11, 2013, 05:45:08 PM
I agree with the previous poster that you should check behind on the turn and give it up on the river. I've never played at this level, but, i thought that your flop C bet sizing looked a bit on the small size, giving the big stack decent odds to call with a draw. ( although i guess that's prob what you wanted). I think the turn is an awful card and I would have definitely checked behind. now you have to cut your losses.
 Having said that, the only logical hand that springs to mind, thast's beating you is 97, so the question is, would villian peel with that. I would say, quite possibly. I think villian would check/ call or check/ fold the river with all other made hands, especially after you flatted his turn re-raise
9  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: *****Funk for Middy***** on: September 08, 2013, 03:38:31 PM
Nicely done Middy. Very Well Played.
10  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: EPT Barcelona Thread on: September 05, 2013, 11:45:47 PM
Best Of Luck Firaldo and Middy. Come on you Brits. Get it won.   
11  Poker Forums / Poker Hand Analysis / Re: Hyper turbo stt on: September 04, 2013, 11:23:11 PM
I'm going for CALL. I think that by calling you are effectively teaming up with the big stack to take out the shorty. Assuming that the short stack has any random two cards, it would make him about 25% to beat both of you, so you are effectively a 3 to 1 ON  favourite to get a seat by calling. If the shorty wins, but you beat the big stack, you still improve your chances, so there is addded equity there too.
 I may well be wrong , but, it's a CALL for me. Good spot. Smiley
12  Poker Forums / Poker Hand Analysis / Re: Where do we go from here? on: September 04, 2013, 08:39:20 PM
I appreciate that it's a turbo and that you only have 15bb, but, as it's a satellite, is raise/folding really that bad? I actually think that villian has a pretty tight jamming range here. AJ is probably in poor shape against the villian on your immediate left, but even if he, or the blinds, choose to jam light, your tournament is still at serious risk.
 It's a RAISE/FOLD for me Smiley
13  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: A Rec With A Dream on: August 26, 2013, 07:30:19 PM
Good Luck with it.
14  Poker Forums / Poker Hand Analysis / Re: Goliath day 2 on: August 26, 2013, 01:01:12 PM
I would say that, in the live, Goliath scenario, this hand is a clear fold. Although your hand looks pretty you are never getting called by a worse hand. Despite being down to 20bb you will almost certainly have much better spots to get chips, with less risk of having to win at showdown.
15  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Squid's In: In the Well with Sam Grafton on: August 22, 2013, 11:15:02 AM
1 and 2 in the hot 75 today, TheClaimer and SamSquid! vwp guys
Nice to see the good Brit guys doing so well. Thanks for the well Squid. Great read. Keep up the goood work.
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