[NL2-NL10] NL5 middle set on draw heavy board. bet sizing problem?

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Known players:

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 6:diamond: , 6:club:
      3 folds, BU raises to $0.15, Hero calls $0.13, BB calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($0.45) 8:spade: , 6:spade: , 3:diamond: (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, BU bets $0.25, Hero raises to $0.64, BB calls $0.64, BU raises to $2.85 (All-In), Hero raises to $4.85 (All-In), BB calls $2.84 (All-In), Hero gets uncalled bet back (All-In).

      Turn: ($10.26) A:heart:
      River: ($10.26) K:club: (3 players)

      Final Pot: $10.26

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      BU shows (9s 5s)
      Hero shows three-of-a-kind, sixes (6d 6c)
      BB shows (5h 4h)

      Hero wins with three-of-a-kind, sixes (6d 6c)

      I just read the article yesterday on calculating a pot size raise. So I just want to confirm there is a leak in my raise regarding this hand?

      I should:
      Pot = $0.45
      Bet by BU = $0.25
      Pot Size Raise = 3xBet + Pot = ($0.25x3) + ($0.45) = $1.20

      So I should raise to $1.20 to give only 2:1 odds for BB, which is bad odds for drawing to his OESD. However, if BB had called, the pot would be $3.10 and BU has to call $0.85 more which is ~3.6:1 for his FD. Considering implied odds against 2 players, I would say he could make a good call? However hand was played differently, and my set was lucky to hold up.

      So I should have raised at last $1.20 on the flop or even more to protect if I felt both players had a drawing hand and BB will call the raise which in turn gives BU acceptable odds to chase his flush?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello cheekopeh,

      While being in such a multiway pot I'd consider even betting myself right on flop bigger side.

      But as played yep, your Check/Raise is way too small, pot size would be mine so ~$1,20. :)

      Best Regards.