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How to play an STT - by Anthony Fish

Cloud Poker RSS / Nick Cantwell / 13 March 2009 / 13 Comments

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"I'm still chip leader, and I have AJs in the big blind. The blinds are 25/50 and a guy with 250 chips shoves from the button. I don't really fancy doubling him up here - so it's an insta fold. Well played me!!"

One piece of advice I was given quite early on in my poker career was to try and get into the mind of my opponents. Here I try to get into the mind of a very weak STT player.

I had $94 in my account, so I thought I'd have a game - a $50 STT looked good, and if I could win that I thought I might play a bigger one.

So I registered, grabbed myself a beer and made a quick phone call. Wow, the game must have filled up quickly, because by the time I got back we were six minutes in, and I was already down 60 chips - oh well, I had 1500, it makes no difference really.

Thought I'd share with you some of the key hands - because this game was fun - but soooo unlucky!!!

Hand 1 - A4off in the small blind. Some guy raised it to 90 from a medium position. This guy hadn't played a hand since I sat down, so he must have been desperate to play one - so I had him on any two cards here really. I re-raised him, and then he shoved. This was a toughie - I still thought he was bluffing, so I called and he had KK. Luckily I hit my Ace on the turn, and doubled up. The guy abused me in the chatbox (shouldn't have made it look like a bluff should he??? - lol)

Hand 2 - I'm still chip leader, and I have AJs in the big blind. The blinds are 25/50 and a guy with 250 chips shoves from the button. I don't really fancy doubling him up here - so it's an insta fold. Well played me!!

Hand 3 - There's just six left - three to go until the cash. The blinds are now 50/100 and I have 2700 chips. I get dealt JJ and shove - no messing with me. And can you believe it?? The button woke up with AA and took most of my chips. How unlucky can a player be??

Hand 4 - Five left now. I'm in fifth with 1000 chips. The blinds are 75/150 and I get dealt JQoff. I'm not willing to shove here, but I don't want to fold JQ, so I flat called. Unfortunately the big blind shoved, so it was another fold. Sensible I think.

Hand 5 - On the bubble now. I have 600 chips and I am big blind next hand, which is 200 chips. I have a pair of twos - thought it best to fold them - I'm flipping at best. I don't want to go out here.

Hand 6 - Still on the bubble. I have 300 chips and the blinds are 100/200 and I get dealt AK. I gleefully push, and for some unknown reason the big blind calls for an extra 100 chips with 96off. I mean WTF!!!! How can he call with that? And yep, he hits, I don't and I go out. Unbelievable.

Oh well, that was good...not. I only went and spunked the rest at a cash table five minutes later as well. Time to reload I think!!

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Comments (13)

  1. Ryan | 14 March 2009

    Is this the first time you played poker cos you sound rubbish.

    Hand 1: A tight player makes a play at a pot from middle position (not the best place to bluff from). It's their first play at the table so, of course, has to be a bluff!! (pathetic how can you assume that?).

    You decide to take him on with Ace rag. Nice move the re-raise to find out where you were and once he pushed all-in you have your answer.

    How can you push your tournament away like that?? You fluked the Ace and no wonder you got abused in the chat. At what point did he make it look like a bluff??? NEVER!

    You tried to make a pathetic read got it so wrong so was outplayed but you got lucky and that lets you think your a good player!.

    Hand 6: The big blind pushes for the extra 100 chips and you dont know why?? wow are you that dumb. Assuming the rest of the table folded the pot would have been minimum:- 100(SB)+200(BB)+300(you)=600

    So Big blind had 6-1 on hos call plus a chance to eliminate the bubble and make the cash. If the BB had folded then they would have practically doubled you up.

    Seriously look at your game and see just how bad you are!!

    Good Luck

  2. Cloudpoker | 14 March 2009

    The first two lines...

    "One piece of advice I was given quite early on in my poker career was to try and get into the mind of my opponents. Here I try to get into the mind of 'an' very weak STT player."

  3. mp1z1 | 14 March 2009

    he means VERY WEAK.

  4. Yorkshire Pud | 14 March 2009

    I think someone needs to reset their sarcasm detector! LMFAO!

  5. Amatay | 15 March 2009

    ul cloud. some good advice there mate and very wp. Shame about the sick suckout when you had AK, these fish are soooo BAD. Like 96o is ever any good in that spot!

  6. BurnleyMik | 15 March 2009

    Ryan...

    You just got owned my friend!

  7. Rosie | 15 March 2009

    FML, you're a terrible player! Why are you writing for Betfair when you are as clueless as this !?

    Mwahahah

  8. BR | 16 March 2009

    I don't get this, is it meant to be a joke or something .. it's not April 1st already is it?

    Terrible play, deserved to be knocked out first.

  9. Cloudpoker | 16 March 2009

    And there was me thinking I played it really well....

  10. Dream of Vegas | 17 March 2009

    Love this . . .

    If Ryan and BR are truely this gullible, surely they shouldn't play this game!!! Ha ha.

    You have been totally BLOOOOOFFFED on the worldwide web, priceless!

  11. Youriw | 19 March 2009

    It says to be written by Anthony Fish.

    Its just a little joke and dont get serious about it.

  12. Bossanova21 | 20 March 2009

    I think it was me that called with the 96os...sorry mate, it was a mis-click as I was 3 tabling like the pros.

  13. rickyrosa | 20 March 2009

    Fwiw i play hand 3 exactly the same ul m8

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