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Action Hero Hand Finale

I'm sure all of the members who strategized in the #ActionHero mission are growing impatient for the answers, so - while waiting for the Mystery Hero to reveal himself and pass judgement on the entries - here's how the hand ended:

Mystery Hero responds to 3500 raise by a shove. 

Italian is fuming and eventually folds, slamming angrily his cards face up on the table to reveal A♠ 9♣ !

 

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will do elena rkh thank you guys for this amazing prize

Well done all ! Have a merry Christmas! 
Thanks @Guillaume De La Gorce for getting our brains buzzing on this crazy hand!

wow thanks :D well played everybody :D

Action Hero Mission Round 4

Your #ActionHero mission: make the right decisions!

We are revealing step by step a real hand from 2008 EPT Sanremo. After each of our Mystery Hero’s moves, it will be up to you to choose the best course of action.

Sanremo 2008. It’s the end of Day 1 and the blinds are at 75/150. You are at your starting stack of 15,000 chips. Everyone passes to you on the button. The players in the blinds are two Italians - big-time gamblers, but hard to read.

Your starting hand: K♦ 3♥ . You decide to raise to 300 and the small blind, with a stack of 11,000, calls. The pot is now 750.

The Flop is Q♠ 9♥ 3♦, villain checks.

Hero bets 400.

Opponent snap calls.

The Turn is 6♥, half-hearted check by villain.

Round 3:

Hero bets 700.

The Italian takes his time, appears to hesitate, and is giving you glaring looks. Then he curtly calls.

The River is 10♠. Villain snap checks and is staring you down.

Mystery Hero's move in Round 3: bet 1300.

Round 4:

Mystery Hero bets 1300.

The Italian immediately announces a raise to 3500. His leg is fidgeting under the table and he's avoiding your eyes.

Hand recreated on pokerhandreplays.com - available now in the editor for sharing your hands on RankingHero!

 

TWO questions for you in this final round:

1. What hand are you putting him on at this point?

2. What's your move?

Post your answers in the comments below this post by Thursday, Dec 18th, 11:00 UK time! On Friday our Hero will be here to recap the hand, reveal his/her identity, and reward the best answers!

Click HERE to score an additional point by guessing the identity of our Mystery Hero and Judge! 

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Once again we start with villains range before we bet the river which is- TT-66,33,ATs-A9s,A6s,K9s+,Q7s+,J8s+,T8s+,98s,ATo-A9o,A6o,K9o+,Q9o+,J9o+,T9o then take away the hands that have enough showdown value and dont need to turn their hand into a bluff.

That leaves us with TT-66,33,A9s,A6s,KJs,K9s,QTs-Q9s,J9s-J8s,T9s,98s,A9o,A6o,KJo,K9o,QTo-Q9o,J9o,T9o that either could turn the hand into a bluff or has a hand that could c/r the river for value.

The thing here is that we cant even beat any of the range that turns itself into a bluff which means the only way we could win this would be to B3B the river and raise his c/r(i dont believe this line has any pure bluffs in it)

That puts 113 hand combos in his river c/r and even if we was to re-raise again i think 53 combos call TT-99,66,33,KJs,QTs-Q9s,J8s,T9s,KJo,QTo-Q9o,T9o so he calls 47% which would mean we would have to make it a ridiculous size which we just arent deep enough to do. So to conclude we cant call, we cant raise so we have to fold.

As far as the questions go

1)The most likely hands for this play are hands that hit the turn or the river so- TT,66,KJs,QTs,J8s,T9s,KJo,QTo,T9o. I dont think a bluff would take this line as we can check behind soo much and he has had 3 chances.

2) There is no other move in my opinion other than fold.

FOLD

See how it played out while waiting for our Mystery Hero to reveal himself and hand out the prizes :)

Action Hero Bonus Question: Who Is the Mystery Player?

Our #ActionHero bonus question: which of these RankingHero ambassadors is the Mystery Hero who keeps betting with K3 offsuit on Day 1 in a major tournament?...

Score an additional point with the judge (none other than the Mystery Hero her/himself) by guessing his/her identity right :)

Explore the profiles and the EPT8 Sanremo results page to make a better-informed guess in the comments below this post.

@Lucille Cailly 

@Pedro Canali 

@Nicolas Levi 

@Guillaume De La Gorce 

@Bruno Fitoussi 

The answer is coming in the final hand review on Friday and tomorrow we are moving on to Round 4!

Meanwhile you have until tomorrow 11:00 UK time to PLAY ROUND 3!

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@Guillaume De La Gorce 

or

@Bruno Fitoussi

 Has to be one of these Heroes ;)

bruno fitoussi then i guess

Action Hero Mission Round 3: The River

Your #ActionHero mission: make the right decisions!

We are revealing step by step a real hand from 2008 EPT Sanremo. After each of our Mystery Hero’s moves, it will be up to you to choose the best course of action.

Sanremo 2008. It’s the end of Day 1 and the blinds are at 75/150. You are at your starting stack of 15,000 chips. Everyone passes to you on the button. The players in the blinds are two Italians - big-time gamblers, but hard to read.

Your starting hand: K♦ 3♥. You decide to raise to 300 and the small blind, with a stack of 11,000, calls. The pot is now 750.

The Flop is Q♠ 9♥ 3♦, villain checks.

Hero bets 400.

Opponent snap calls.

The Turn is 6♥, half-hearted check by villain.

Hand recreated on pokerhandreplays.com - available now in the editor for sharing your hands on RankingHero!

Mystery Hero's move in Round 2: bet 700

Round 3:

Hero bets 700.

The Italian takes his time, appears to hesitate, and is giving you glaring looks. Then he curtly calls.

The River is 10♠. Villain snap checks and is staring you down.

Pot is 2,950. It’s your turn, what’s your play?

Post your answers in the comments below before Wednesday, Dec 17th, 11:00 GMT, when our Hero’s next move will be revealed!

Click HERE for mission schedule and prizes!

 

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Check

Once again we start with his range of cards. If we go by my previous post and adjust the range for his call.

His range was- TT-22,AJs-A2s,K9s+,Q7s+,J8s+,T8s+,98s,AJo-A5o,K9o+,Q9o+,J9o+,T9o but we can now expect after our turn bet it will look like-88-77,ATs-A9s,A6s,KQs,KTs-K9s,Q7s+,J9s+,T8s+,98s,ATo-A9o,A6o,KQo,KTo-K9o,Q9o+,J9o+,T9o

Obviously nearly every draw hit the river here, i would expect most straights to bet so i have taken them along with sets out but notice all gutshots hit a pair now.

So we are losing to this range horribly. We do have to ask, what part of his range will fold to a 3rd barrell? As it stands he has 150 combos of hands in his range roughly. I would expect 6x to fold, 88+77 to fold, but thats about it since a bad villain will find a way to think your bluffing so we can fold out 24 combos or 24/150 or 16% of his range.

So if we bet here we will be called 84% in my estimation but even when we add in some random 9x hands or other trash to fold here i still expect a call over 70% of the time.

Thus we cant bet here since it doesnt achieve anything once again. So i check behind.

Our hero's move will surprise most of you again: bet 1300. Round 4 is on!

Play now :)

Action Hero Mission Round 2: The Turn

Your #ActionHero mission: make the right decisions!

We are revealing step by step a real hand from 2008 EPT Sanremo. After each of our Mystery Hero’s moves, it will be up to you to choose the best course of action.

Sanremo 2008. It’s the end of Day 1 and the blinds are at 75/150. You are at your starting stack of 15,000 chips. Everyone passes to you on the button. The players in the blinds are two Italians - big-time gamblers, but hard to read.

Your starting hand: K♦ 3♥. You decide to raise to 300 and the small blind, with a stack of 11,000, calls. The pot is now 750.

The Flop is Q♠ 9♥ 3♦, villain checks.

Mystery Hero’s Move in Mission Round 1: bet 400

Round 2:

Hero bets 400.

Opponent snap calls.

The Turn is 6♥, half-hearted check by villain.

Pot is now 1,550. What's your play?

Post your answers in the comments below before Monday, Dec 15th, 11:00 GMT, when our Hero’s next move will be revealed!

Click HERE for mission schedule and prizes!

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*searching the archives *

Once again we have to put villain on a range of hands for calling our flop bet, although we expected him to c/r alot of draws these are still possible along with any pair and Ace highs so it looks like this- TT-22,AJs-A2s,K9s+,Q7s+,J8s+,T8s+,98s,AJo-A5o,K9o+,Q9o+,J9o+,T9o So we can see his range has hardly changed.

We now have less than 46% equity vs this range although i expect we have fold equity vs his lower pairs and he prob folds bare Ax hands. So although this bet is prob EV+ if we knew for sure he would fold 22,44,55,77,88,Ax(non paired) we A) dont know he for sure will fold these hands B) dont know how often he turns random hands into bluffs and C) we are just building a bigger pot for him to donk into us on the river.

Also by betting again we arent value betting we are bluffing. Why is that important? Well we are running a multi street bluff vs an unpredictable gambler which is for sure -EV.

So to conclude, we have a marginal hand with showdown value and by nature we just want to get to showdown. I check behind here as betting achieves nothing, once again with the thought of calling certain river bets depending on texture and sizing.

Round 2 is now closed. Hero bet 700 and villain called.

Time to readjust your strategy again and make your next decision! (You may want to keep Adrien's EPT link for tomorrow's bonus question about the identity of our Mystery Hero :)

Play in Round 3!

#ActionHero while CBetting is not exactly a mistake, I think than checking behind is a better option :)

Reasons:

- that board hits villains range quite strongly, so hi is unlikely to fold to a CBet

- any CBet from the BTN is gonna look quite weak anyway so he is again less likely to pass

- we have direct outs and backdoor outs so its better to give ourselves free card against unpredictable opponents

- if he is a "gambler" we dont wanna get check/raised and be forced to pass with ok equity

Action Hero Mission Part 1

Annie RKH on Rankinghero Annie RKH on Rankinghero Your #ActionHero mission: make the right decisions! We will reveal step by step a real hand from the 2008 EPT Sanremo. After each of our Mystery Hero’s moves, it will be up to you to choose the...