[NL2-NL10] How much protection for set?

    • cyclist52
      cyclist52
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      Joined: 19.11.2010 Posts: 69
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      NL Holdem $0.04(BB) Replayer
      SB ($1)
      BB ($2.66) 45/18 (22 hands)
      UTG ($4.15)
      UTG+1 ($1.91)
      UTG+2 ($4.92) VPIP:9 PFR:9 AgFreq:4 Hands:22
      MP1 ($5.83)
      Hero ($4.82)
      CO ($4.87) 59/18 (22hands)
      BTN ($8.03)

      Dealt to Hero T:spade: T:heart:

      fold, fold, UTG+2 raises to $0.14, fold, Hero calls $0.14, CO calls $0.14, fold, fold, BB calls $0.10

      FLOP ($0.58) 9:heart: A:spade: 3:club:

      BB checks, UTG+2 checks, Hero checks ??? should I probe bet here ????, CO checks

      TURN ($0.58) 9:heart: A:spade: 3:club: T:club:

      BB checks, UTG+2 bets $0.29, Hero raises to ??????????? how do I balance value and protection
  • 6 replies
    • w4terman
      w4terman
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      Joined: 04.04.2011 Posts: 757
      you can bet .30-.40 here but check is fine too!

      on the turn i whould raise for value and protection vs draws if you raise around 1.00 you dont give him the price to call profitable with open ended flush draws etc
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello cyclist52,

      Flop: Just Bet the flop, it's often the case that if nobody shows interest in the pot you can easily even take down it. After even UTG2 Checks it. We still want to protect from overcards.

      As played
      Turn: Definitely raise it, we need to protect our hand. :) And of course get value. I'd raise ~$1,30. :)

      Best regards.
    • Scooney
      Scooney
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      Joined: 14.08.2011 Posts: 104
      If we get called on the flop with a bet how do we proceed on later streets if we don't hit our set?
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Scooney
      If we get called on the flop with a bet how do we proceed on later streets if we don't hit our set?
      Just give it up. :) Check behind. We wont get anymore value from worse hands.
    • cyclist52
      cyclist52
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      Joined: 19.11.2010 Posts: 69
      FYI: In fact I did raise almost exactly $1.30 and everyone folded.

      TY all for the insight.
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by cyclist52
      FYI: In fact I did raise almost exactly $1.30 and everyone folded.

      TY all for the insight.
      Don't be worried about the result. :) At least you made a correct decision and raised for protection.