One heads-up hyper-turbo tournament – every action explained. Nothing more and nothing less.
Hand 1: I min-bet 5♠3♠ from the button and the villain calls. The flop is A♦5♣4♥ and I continuation bet $30 in the pot of $80 and the villain calls. The turn is 8♥ which completes one straight draw and opens a flush draw. I believe that the villain shouldn’t have a straight because it is often re-raised on the flop. I decide to bet $100 in the pot of $140 and the villain folds (stack $570).
Hand 2: The villain min-bets from the button and I defend K♥2♥ because the hand is in my pre-flop defend range. The flop comes T♦A♠7♣ and the villain continuation bets $40. Without any backdoor draws, I have an easy fold. (stack $530)
Hand 3: I limp 6♠7♠ from the button and the villain checks behind. The flop comes A♠9♣3♣. I bet $20 in the pot of $40 because there are a lot of good turn cards for me, which I can continue barreling (spades, eights, fives, fours, sixes, sevens, and broadway cards with diamond or heart) and the villain folds. (stack $550)
Hand 4: The villain limps from the button and I check 5♦2♥ from the big blind. The flop comes Q♠J♦6♠ and I check and the villain bets. I have an easy fold, but I make a mental note that the villain bets every limped pot, despite if the flop hits his range or not. (stack $530)
Hand 5: I raise 7♠3♥ from the button and villain raise-shoves. I have an easy fold again. (stack $490)
Hand 6: The villain limps from the button and I check 8♦6♦ behind. I tend to raise (3xBB) this combo occasionally but this time I end up mixing my strategy. The flop comes 9♣Q♣A♠ and the villain bets $20 in the pot of $40. My thought process was that he is betting almost every flop. This texture shouldn’t hit his range so hard, so I decide to raise to $60 with almost zero equity. The turn is 7♣ and now I have an open-ended straight draw but there are three clubs on the table. This gives me the possibility to bluff any club that comes on the river. I bet $80 in the pot of $160, and I decide to shut down if I don’t hit my straight or no club comes on the river. The river is T♦ and I hit my straight. I shove $330 in the pot of $320 to get calls from two pair combos and sets. The villain decides to fold. (stack $650)
Hand 7: I min-bet A♠7♠ from the button and the villain folds. I also like to trap this hand combo occasionally on these stack depths. (stack $670)
Hand 8: The villain limps from the button and I check 7♥5♦ behind. The flop
Hand 9: I limp 4♣5♦ from the button and the villain shoves. (stack $330)
Hand 10: The villain limps from the button and I shove 2♦A♣ from the big blind. (stack $360)
Hand 11: I limp J♣5♥ from the button and the villain shoves. Easy fold again for me. (stack $330)
Hand 12: The villain limps from the button and I check J♥8♣ behind. The flop comes K♥5♦Q♦ and the villain checks the flop. I find this odd because he has bet every single limped pot on the flop from the position. It doesn’t feel right and I decide not to donk lead bluff when the turn comes 2♥. The villain bets after my passive approach and wins the pot. (stack $300)
Hand 13: I limp J♥6♠ from the button and the villain checks behind. The flop comes 2♥3♦7♥ and the villain checks and I decide to check behind because I can get so many good cards on the turn. The turn is 2♣ and the villain checks again. Because of the pair on the table, it is quite unlikely that it has improved the villain’s hand. I bet $50 in the pot of $60 to present that I’m protecting my pair of 3♠ or 7♠, and the villain folds. (stack $330)
Hand 14: The villain limps from the button and I shove Q♥6♥ (12BB) from the small blind and the villain folds. (stack $370)
Hand 15: I shove 6♥6♣ (12BB) from the button and villain calls with 7♥7♠, and the board runs T♣8♠Q♠J♦2♠, and I lose my first heads-up hyper-turbo tournament in daily fast series.
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