Was I too aggressive or just unlucky?  


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September 2, 2016 1:32 am  

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, 0.5 Tournament, 25/50 Blinds (8 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

MP1 (t1,680)
Hero (MP2) (t1,410)
CO (t1,535)
Button (t1,535)
SB (t2,505)
BB (t1,430)
UTG (t1,470)
UTG+1 (t1,935)

Hero's M: 18.80

Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Ahttp://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/spade.gif, Qhttp://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/spade.gif
2 folds, MP1 raises to t100, Hero calls t100, 3 folds, BB calls t50

Flop: (t325) Ahttp://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/diamond.gif, 9http://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/club.gif, Jhttp://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/club.gif (3 players)
1 fold, MP1 bets t162, Hero raises to t616, MP1 raises to t1,580 (All-In), Hero calls t694 (All-In)

Turn: (t2,945) Jhttp://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/diamond.gif (2 players, 2 all-in)

River: (t2,945) 7http://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/club.gif (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: t2,945

Results below: [spoiler]
MP1 had 10http://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/club.gif, Qhttp://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/club.gif (flush, Queen high).
Hero had Ahttp://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/spade.gif, Qhttp://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/spade.gif (two pair, Aces and Jacks).
Outcome: MP1 won t2,945[/spoiler]

Alton - MicroGrinder Poker
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September 2, 2016 3:03 am  

I'm assuming this is a single table SNG and top 3 are paid. If blinds are 25/50 and you have a 28bb stack and aren't close to the bubble, I think you definitely overplayed your hand on the flop. Early stages in SNGs are about small ball poker imo and surviving to get to the bubble where you can then increase your aggression.

What is the purpose of the flop raise and why so big? What range do you put villain on and what is your ultimate goal with the raise? Did BB open-fold? I would just flat call the flop. If villain was a maniac spazz, then your raise makes sense. But if he is an unknown with a tighter range, then you should just call. 

With his actual hand villain is a 54.5% equity favorite on the flop, so its not bad luck once you were both all-in; the expected result occurred.