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[NL2-NL10] Nl 2 Busted set loss help!

    • Jimanyjerk
      Jimanyjerk
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 366
      Hey guys, thanks for the time!
      Was grinding the big stakes and I ended up Hitting this guy twice with sets heads up. First time I won a ton of his stack! Woohoo!
      Second time I make a set on him though, This hand occurs.
      I've only got a general question, how would you have played this to improve Value and/or minimize loss.
      I had a feeling that I was beat on the river and resolved to just call the hand down, better or worse moves?

      The hand follows:



      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $7.04
      MP1:
      $1.53

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.98 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8:spade: , 8:diamond:
      2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.06, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.05, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.14) J:diamond: , 8:club: , 4:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.07, MP1 calls $0.07.

      Turn: ($0.28) T:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.2, MP1 calls $0.20.

      River: ($0.68) 7:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP1 bets $0.34, Hero calls $0.34.

      Final Pot: $1.36

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP1 shows a straight, jack high (9s 9d)
      Hero shows (8s 8d)

      MP1 wins with a straight, jack high (9s 9d)

      Thanks again and good luck on the tables!
  • 4 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Jimanyjerk,

      Flop: I'd even start betting on flop bigger like $0,12.
      Turn: Could as well bet a bit bigger but it's not a really big mistake.
      River: But here I would rather block-bet/Fold myself while he may Call you with a lot worse holdings which he just Checks behind and either we don't want to Call some big bet.

      Best regards.
    • Jimanyjerk
      Jimanyjerk
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 366
      Hey awesome, Thanks for the reply! Just for further clarification, about what size would you make the blocking bet in that scenario.
      Is there a percentage amount you would be basing it off of? He ended up betting half the pot, should I have blocking bet 1/3rd?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Jimanyjerk
      Hey awesome, Thanks for the reply! Just for further clarification, about what size would you make the blocking bet in that scenario.
      Is there a percentage amount you would be basing it off of? He ended up betting half the pot, should I have blocking bet 1/3rd?
      Yeah, I do mix it up, sometimes 1/3, sometimes 1/2 sometimes even bigger, depending on the opponent but in this situation you can try go for 1/2. Since he still has a lot of Jx in this range and maybe even 2pairs.
    • Jimanyjerk
      Jimanyjerk
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 366
      Haha you guys reply faster than any other forum.

      Thanks for the answers!