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

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Joined: 27.09.2010
Known players:
Position:
Stack
Hero:
\$5
BB:
\$3.63
BU:
\$3

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 , 6
3 folds, BU raises to \$0.15, Hero calls \$0.13, BB calls \$0.10.

Flop: (\$0.45) 8 , 6 , 3 (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
River: (\$10.26) K (3 players)

Final Pot: \$10.26

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?