[NL2-NL10] Set Js but failed to maximize the pot.

    • SnoWonder
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 41
      How could I have extracted more from this? The call on the flop was designed to bring on a bluff but I got concerned when his turn bet was so small and so raised it.

      Known players:

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.99 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J:heart: , J:club:
      4 folds, SB calls $0.01, Hero raises to $0.08, SB calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.14) J:spade: , 8:club: , 2:diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.06, Hero calls $0.06.

      Turn: ($0.26) 7:diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.04, Hero raises to $0.24, SB calls $0.20.

      River: ($0.74) K:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.72, SB calls $0.72.

      Final Pot: $2.18

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      SB shows (Qh Jd)
      Hero shows three-of-a-kind, jacks (Jh Jc)

      Hero wins with three-of-a-kind, jacks (Jh Jc)
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello SnoWonder,

      Preflop: You may even raise it to $0,10.
      Flop: While he could easily be drawing, I'd just throw a raise right on flop and start to build up the pot. They are very likely to Call there anyways if they have some kind of hand.

      As played
      Turn: I'd raise it even bigger here, ~$0,30 or something similar.
      River: And not much you can do, might bet a bit smaller ~$0,50 to make him easier decision with weaker pairs.

      Best regards.