[NL2-NL10] Hand Protection vs. Value Betting

    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
      Gold
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players

      UTG+2: $11.76 (235.2 bb)
      MP1: $5.69 (113.8 bb) 18/15/6.0/15.4/33
      MP2: $1.44 (28.8 bb) 70/10/0.5/0.0/21
      MP3: $8.19 (163.8 bb)
      Hero (CO): $8.52 (170.4 bb)
      BTN: $5 (100 bb)
      SB: $2.50 (50 bb)
      BB: $20.91 (418.2 bb) 15/9/1.8/3.1/95

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J J
      UTG+2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.15, MP2 calls $0.15, MP3 calls $0.15, Hero calls $0.15, 2 folds, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.77) 9 7 J (5 players)
      BB checks, MP1 bets $0.48, MP2 calls $0.48, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $2, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.81 and is all-in

      Turn: ($3.83) 8 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($3.83) K (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: $3.83 pot ($0.19 rake)
      Final Board: 9 7 J 8 K
      MP1 mucked and lost (-$0.63 net)
      MP2 showed 7 9 and lost (-$1.44 net)
      MP3 mucked and lost (-$0.15 net)
      Hero showed J J and won $3.64 ($2.20 net)
      BB mucked and lost (-$0.15 net)

      I re-raised on the flop to protect my hand against flushdraws with so many opponents. However come to think of it there are 9 outs for flushdraws and 7 outs for my full house/quads. My outs also increase to 10 in case I don't hit on the turn. So the question is, should I re-raise to protect my hand, or just call with the hope players behind me calling and thus increasing the pot size.
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