Re: Ak out I position get crushed by T7h
You really need to re think the way you approach poker. Think about every decision you make, and try to find logic behind every button you click. If you "don't think you can fold" the river, but don't think your hand is extremely strong, then why go all in instead of calling? Why raise if you think your hand is easily beat?
Also please read the forum rules. I saw you posted this in MTTc which is just clearly ignoring the rules and not reading stickies etc. Paying attention and being observant will go a long way on 2+2, poker, and life in general. Check out the Beginners forum.
Is English your 2nd language? Where are you from?
As for what I would've done in this hand:
I would have raised preflop which is what you did. That's good. You have a strong hand in early positon, so you want to push some people out and charge them to see a flop. You don't want a 7 way limped pot. You'd much rather have a couple people, or one other in the pot with a lot of money in the middle. You have a very premium hand so treat it like one. I'm glad to see you raised before the flop. A lot of beginning players might just call ("limp") preflop which I strongly believe is a mistake for the reasons listed above, and others I could go on and on about.
You don't KNOW for sure on the flop you are way ahead. Most of the time you certainly have the best hand, but it's quite possible someone has 22 or AQ, or even a small % of the time a slowplayed AA or QQ. You do indeed have a very strong hand, but you definitely don't have the nuts. I would bet here and hope to get value from hands like Ax, Qx, and charge hands like KJ KT JT etc. to see the turn. The last thing you want is to check the flop and have it checked behind. If a turn like a 10 comes, you really don't know where you're at in the hand.
On the turn you have a very very strong hand. Only one draw now beats you (J10) and that's EXTREMELY unlikely for him to have. There's no reason to slow down now. You should definitely be betting the turn large for value and hope the person calls you so you can bet the vast majority of rivers again for value. I don't see why you're being so cautious on a turn like this.
On the river it's still likely you have the best hand, but now there are certainly more hands that beat you. I talked about this a little more above, but yea I really don't understand why you go all in on the river here. I find it unlikely that he can call you with worse, so if you're beat you can just call and save yourself quite a few chips here. Tournament life is important.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Last edited by CompleteDonk; 08-12-2012 at 05:18 AM.