[NL2-NL10] set vs horrible board

    • hackbinder
      Joined: 15.05.2009 Posts: 618
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      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 7, 7.
      MP3 raises to $0.04, CO calls $0.04, BU folds, SB calls $0.03, Hero calls $0.02.

      Flop: ($0.16) 7, 8, 9 (4 players)
      SB bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.28, MP3 folds, CO folds, SB raises to $0.50, Hero raises to $2.15, SB calls $1.65.

      I'd like to know if I'm a donk here. The likelyhood that he has an overpair is almost nil. It is far more likely that I am beat. So why do I take it all the way? Because he will go all the way anyway. If he has a straight, I have outs. Can I really fold a set here?
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      I think you can see nl 2 level players getting all-in really very wide range, so I wouldn´t impressed if he shows you 98 or for example smt like AT, 9T
      So you need to really have very good reason to raise/fold your set, so personally I´d shove there every single time (unless I have seen player taking this line several time only with nuts)- but even then I get outs to call his 3-bet and try to hit full boat.