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Hand analysis – Spot the fish and eat him

The following hand happened to me also on a live event. We were in the early stage of the tourney, and it was a slow blind structured, deep stack tournament. At my table there was a player who was much weaker than the usual. These kind of players are really a true gift at the tables, all you have to worry about, that you can take his money, before the others does. So he was a real sucker, he saw the flop with almost every hand, and he got the river almost every time. In one case he was really lucky, he called down to the river with a single gutshot, and it has fallen to him, so he won a 3-way all-in, and had about a massive 100K stack, when the average was 35K. That’s what we want to see, a real fish sitting with huge chip towers.

I was in a good shape too; I had about 70K, when the following hand happened. It was a couple of hand later, that my opponent has won the 3-way all-in. So this fish as first speaker preflop (UTG) goes all-in with his 100K stack, and I was sitting in the button with AQ. It was folded to me, and I started to think.

On one side there was my 70K stack, which was more than enough, two times the average, so I was in good shape. On the other side was the fish, who was offering his entire stack to me. What could he have? – started to think. This man until this point wasn’t even raising, he was just calling, and always limping before the flop, and after the flop he was very passive. And now he goes all-in UTG. Generally the bad players don’t push their strongest cards so aggressively, they are just too afraid of not winning anything with their best hands. Read More →