Question about sss

    • Roya1flush
      Roya1flush
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      I have decided to give this a try today and i am doing pretty good at the moment.. Doing it on NL 100

      My question is:

      I am on the Button with 4 :diamond: 4 :heart: with stack of $18

      now 4 people have gone all in before it came to my turn..

      Pot is $300 + would it be ok if i also called with my hand?
  • 9 replies
    • EggHead
      EggHead
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      Joined: 21.01.2008 Posts: 5
      Pot of $300 is irrelevant as you can't win most of it. So basically you need about a 20% chance of winning. It's close. Up to you.
    • Roya1flush
      Roya1flush
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      even considering the pot size? i know normally it will be a auto fold...
    • cannell555
      cannell555
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      Joined: 06.03.2008 Posts: 2,410
      I don't play SSS and don't know what hands the charts tell you to play. My guess is your way behind with 44. In this position I personally wouldn't be playing anythin less than KK. Don't know how other people see it but thats my view.

      Stiev
    • Roya1flush
      Roya1flush
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      yup i dont play sss i play NL 50 BSS but decided to give it a try...

      my point is the pot stands at $300+ and I need to invest $18 to quadriple up..

      Yes i most likely up against AA - KK - QQ - JJ - even TT but i still can hit my Set also..

      just a thought..

      oh yea i did fold the hand by the way.. but i just wanted to see how the experts see this situation..
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      Hey Roya1flush,

      Ill try to answer this mathematically ;)

      You would have to call 18$ for a chance to win 72$. Thats 1:4 pot odds. You have around 13-14% equity since you are only winning this hand if you hit a set.

      If 14% of the time you win 72$ and 86% of the time you are losing 18$ then:

      10,08 - 15,48 = - 5,30$

      So you lose ~5$ everytime you call here.

      Best regards,
      SoyCD
    • Roya1flush
      Roya1flush
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      thanks guys..

      so its an easy fold.. :)

      P.S: i would of won if i called by the way my 4 did hit on the flop and would of held up.. :P
    • EggHead
      EggHead
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      I think you have a better than 14% chance of making a set.

      I'm wrong.
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
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      Originally posted by EggHead
      I think you have a better than 14% chance of making a set.
      Yes you do. But since there will also be pocket pairs among the opponents they also have chances to hit sets.

      I basically used Equilator to see his equity vs a mixture of higher pockets and random cards which results in about 14%

      Best regards,
      SoyCD
    • Roya1flush
      Roya1flush
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      because there were too many people in the hand i decided to fold and also follow SSS properly...

      by the way not a bad strategy :)