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[NL2-NL10] TT flop a set

    • w4terman
      Joined: 04.04.2011 Posts: 757
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Party
      SB ($4.01)
      BB ($10.14)
      UTG ($19.07)
      UTG+1 ($2.15)
      UTG+2 ($6.55)
      MP1 ($10)
      CO ($11.71)
      Hero ($10)

      Dealt to Hero T:club: T:diamond:

      UTG raises to $0.40, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls $0.40, fold, fold

      FLOP ($0.95) T:heart: 5:diamond: 2:heart:

      UTG bets $0.45, Hero raises to $1.20, UTG folds

      Hero shows T:club: T:diamond:

      Hero wins $1.76

      should i just call for value or i need to raise for protection here ?
  • 2 replies
    • Jaissica
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 1,385
      I'd prefer to attack the UTG for value against overpairs. If the UTG is a standard player their range has plenty of them.

      You could call along... but if you put the villain on AK/AQ they have 4 outs to hit something that might start paying you on the turn, given both hearts are going to scare them off stacks.

      If the villain has AA/KK/QQ or even JJ your best time to get it all in is the flop. Villain might put you on a range incl flush draws, Tx, JJ, overplayed 66-99 and be forced to come in with you. If you flat and the turn is a scare card (6H would be worst) not only are you at risk vs AhKh, the villain will get scared and you've lost the chance to play for stacks.

      Slowplay nearly always fails - the reason for not getting paid for monsters is rarely misplaying, but more that villains hold ace high.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello w4terman,

      Nah, I would also very likely rather raise the board to protect our hand than Call and then not even protect or either not build up the pot. Nice hand!

      Best regards.