[NL2-NL10] NL2 44 flopped set

    • CountBrass
      Joined: 22.08.2011 Posts: 20
      iPoker - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BB: $2.00
      UTG: $1.86
      UTG+1: $1.98
      Hero (MP): $2.05
      MP+1: $0.97
      LP: $2.01
      CO: $2.95
      BTN: $0.77
      SB: $2.00

      MP+1: only 6 hands info on him. He'd VPIP'ed 2 of them including this one. he "seemed" loose and had come to table with 54bb
      His image of me, probably opaque as I hadnt played the previous six. the rest of the table would have seen me at around 12 VPiP, 7PFR, AF 3 at that point.

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has 4:diamond: 4:spade:

      fold, fold, Hero calls $0.02, MP+1 calls $0.02, fold, fold, fold, fold, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.07, 3 players) 7:diamond: 4:heart: T:diamond:
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.06, MP+1 calls $0.06, fold

      Turn: ($0.19, 2 players) 8:heart:
      Hero bets $0.15, MP+1 raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.15

      River: ($0.79, 2 players) 8:spade:
      Hero checks, MP+1 bets All-in $0.59, Hero calls $0.59

      Final pot: $1.84

      Should I have pushed harder with the set? after his call on the flop I thought his raise on the turn was likely a sign of strength - a set of 8s or a straight maybe, hence my caution after that. If he had a set he would of course beat me when the board paired, whatever it was.. but with 10s I would expect more aggression earlier. 8s and 7s are conceivably limpable preflop so a straight seems most likely when the second 8 comes. When I checked the river I was fairly confident he'd put in a big bet, but in hindsight maybe doing that myself and giving him a chance to fold was better.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello CountBrass,

      Against his stack you can easily just ship it right on turn. While he may easily even have pair+draw/pure draws/2pairs.

      But as played ship yourself the river than Check it. He will Check behind a lot weaker hands which might be able to Call you.

      Best regards.