what to do with trash hand

    • AArokets
      AArokets
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.11.2007 Posts: 2
      Am just a beginner so a read tehj bronze artikels. And came down to the point postflop play. It's saying: with a trash hand and one opponent and no bet, raise with 2/3 of the pot. But when I'm first to play there is no bet and I raise. Very often am I called. So I raise again and so on. But I loose a lot of money because they just let me raise with a strong made hand.

      example:
      ***** Hand History for Game 6585570314 *****
      $25 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Wednesday, December 12, 12:03:44 ET 2007
      Table Table 127016 (Real Money)
      Seat 9 is the button
      Total number of players : 10
      Seat 1: Bear_keeper ( $29.38 USD )
      Seat 4: nickbell888 ( $10.03 USD )
      Seat 6: Bowlstar23 ( $5.37 USD )
      Seat 7: X7530978 ( $4.30 USD )
      Seat 10: kraDliveD ( $3.52 USD )
      Seat 3: AArokets ( $3.95 USD )
      Seat 5: Windhoek1899 ( $24.38 USD )
      Seat 8: jantje86 ( $18.91 USD )
      Seat 2: Bouwman555 ( $24 USD )
      Seat 9: Hockeyberry ( $5 USD )
      kraDliveD posts small blind [$0.10 USD].
      Bear_keeper posts big blind [$0.25 USD].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to AArokets [ A :heart: K :diamond: ]
      >You have options at Table 127503 Table!.
      Bouwman555 folds
      AArokets raises [$1 USD]
      >You have options at Table 125453 Table!.
      nickbell888 calls [$1 USD]
      Windhoek1899 folds
      Bowlstar23 folds
      X7530978 folds
      jantje86 folds
      Hockeyberry folds
      kraDliveD folds
      >You have options at Table 126583 Table!.
      Bear_keeper folds
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ 2 :diamond: , Q :heart: , 6 :spade: ]
      >You have options at Table 125453 Table!.
      AArokets bets [$1 USD]
      >You have options at Table 127503 Table!.
      nickbell888 calls [$1 USD]
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ 7 :heart: ]
      AArokets is all-In [$1.95 USD]
      nickbell888 calls [$1.95 USD]
      ** Dealing River ** [ 9 :diamond: ]
      >You have options at Table 128365 Table!.
      >You have options at Table 125453 Table!.
      AArokets shows [ Ah, Kd ]high card Ace.
      nickbell888 shows [ 6 :heart: , 6 :club: ]three of a kind, Sixes.
      nickbell888 wins $7.84 USD from the main pot with three of a kind, Sixes.


      Yes I know I didn't raise teh full 2/3 of teh pot because I've lost a lot of money that way and wanted te keep it smal (not succesfull)

      how should I play these hands?
  • 4 replies
    • helemaalnicks
      helemaalnicks
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.09.2007 Posts: 7,195
      you should have given up after you were called.
      You bet the flop, villain folds, you win.
      Or you bet the flop, villain calls, you see the turn, your hand is still a trash hand, you check, and fold when villain bets.
      Or you bet the flop, villain reraises, and you fold.

      What is your bankroll like? you need about 200$ to play at nl25 tables...
    • AArokets
      AArokets
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.11.2007 Posts: 2
      $240 got some help from a friend;)
    • helemaalnicks
      helemaalnicks
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.09.2007 Posts: 7,195
      Originally posted by AArokets
      $240 got some help from a friend;)
      gimme friends like that! :)

      anyway, id advice you to play nl10 until you developed some pokerskills. You could still easily go broke at nl25 if you make plays like this one. Play nl10, watch coachings, and post hands. BRM is not invented just to prevent you from going broke. Its also a tool to develop your pokerskills step by step.
    • xylere
      xylere
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.05.2007 Posts: 2,939
      Hi AArokets,

      1) I strongly recommend you to move down to NL 10$, as it is adviseable limit to start from, even if you have a bankroll for NL 25$. Remeber, on the lower limits your main goal should be studying, improving your game and getting experience.

      Concerning your hand...
      Your stack on the flop is 2.95 = 12BB
      Pot is 2.35 = 9.5BB

      Therefore, according to the strategy you should bet 2/3 of the pot, which is 6BB and fold to re-raise. But If you have a read that your opponent will likelly try to bluff you out with re-raise - you can push on flop, odds are on your side)

      Please post more hands in Sample hands forum, so we can discuss it in greater details.

      Good luck !