[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR - Full house in freeplay pot

    • numbnutter
      Joined: 21.09.2011 Posts: 139
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      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 3, 4.
      UTG2 calls $0.02, 4 folds, BU calls $0.02, SB folds, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.07) 4, 3, 4 (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 checks, BU checks.

      Turn: ($0.07) A (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 bets $0.05, BU folds, Hero raises to $0.10, UTG2 calls $0.05.

      River: ($0.27) 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 bets $0.26, Hero raises to $0.66, UTG2 raises to $1.68, Hero calls $1.02.

      Final Pot: $3.63.

      I definitely played this wrong but luckily it worked out anyway. Not really sure what to do in this kind of situation though, obviously i'm well ahead on the flop but there's flush and straight draws out there that I don't want to scare off so I opted for some slowplay. Then a minraise on the turn to try and represent the ace but still give him good odds to draw for a flush or OESD. Nice card for me on the river as flush & straight draws both completed, only A :spade: 5 :spade: beats me here so obviously i'm going all in - hopefully he still thinks i'm only holding aces.

      So is slowplay the right choice here or should I be protecting against higher PP's making a better FH? At what point do I start betting bigger to get me more value if draws don't complete?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello numbnutter,

      Flop: Just bet the flop yourself rather than slowplay so long. We need to start building up the pot while we are OOP! If they have a hand they are paying anyways.

      As played
      Turn: Don't really understand the idea behind the min-raise? Don't you want to play for the stacks? I'd definitely raise it bigger here, ~$0,20 at least.

      As played
      River: Most likely I'd even consider shipping it here. :) While straight/flush could easily even Call you.

      Best Regards.