Saturday, November 04, 2006


I just made a final table finish in a £20 100 player multi but unfortunately made only 8th and £60.

There are many many ways of played multi tournies none of them right or wrong but one thing I like to do is try and double up early on.

The below hand is from the multi above.

This was one of the 1st hands in game

------HAND 5------
Game #3869955864: Hold'em NL (10/20) - 2006/11/04 - 07:00:04 (ET)
Table "Special £1500 GTD 3784066 - 5" Seat 1 is the button.
Seat 1: Klokset83 (1500 in chips)
Seat 2: Dav020722 (1500 in chips)
Seat 3: suddes12 (1500 in chips)
Seat 5: Tiverton5 (1500 in chips)
Seat 6: Jim2354 (1500 in chips)
Seat 7: ThierryH (1500 in chips)
Seat 8: Bisonian7 (1500 in chips)
Seat 9: Snowcone (1500 in chips)
Seat 10: Larry0002 (1500 in chips)
Dav020722: posts small blind 10
suddes12: posts big blind 20
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to suddes12 [5d 3c]

dream flop as im in hand on bb

----- FLOP ----- [2d 6s 4c]

I have made a straight and flop is 3 diff suits so no flush draws on - now how do i get maximum value from the hand.

I decide with so many players in the hand to check the best hand (nuts)

This is the action before it comes to me

Dav020722: checks
suddes12: checks
Jim2354: checks
ThierryH: checks
Snowcone: checks
Larry0002: bets 20
Dav020722: calls 20
suddes12: calls 20
Jim2354: raises to 40
ThierryH: folds
Snowcone: folds
Larry0002: calls 20
Dav020722: calls 20

Note the minimum raise from Jim after all the callers I suspect he has a very big hand maybe trips so - I decide I can reraise as hes going nowhere

suddes12: raises to 150
Jim2354: raises to 260

he reraises straight back - now im pretty sure he has trips - next question can he fold trips - im pretty sure not - should i get all the chips in here ??

well related to the stats section yesterday the odds at this stage are

My made straight is 65% against trips so im happy at this stage if i can get all the chips.

Note I do this as im am pretty certain he has trips hence will call when the odds were in my favour.

This is how hand played out and my staight held up and put me in very good position early in the game.

Note not everyone would play it this way and you need to have variety but the important lesson is to always try and put your opponant on a hand.

Anyway off to the match - come on the mags !!

Good luck at tables

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