[NL2-NL10] Homework- Biggest losing hand

    • FlashDavin
      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 421
      PokerStars - $0.10 NL ZOOM - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: $21.03
      SB: $7.66
      Hero (BB): $15.11
      UTG: $16.15
      UTG+1: $10.16
      UTG+2: $10.05
      MP: $10.00
      MP+1: $28.25
      CO: $6.77

      SB posts SB $0.05, Hero posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.15) Hero has 9:club: 9:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.30, SB calls $0.25, Hero calls $0.20

      Easy call against 2 opponents. I am playing for set value.

      Flop: ($0.90, 3 players) Q:spade: T:spade: J:heart:
      SB checks, Hero checks, BTN checks

      I miss my set but pick up an OESD, even though if the K hits I realize someone probably has a better straight holding an ace. I check because I miss my set and should likely play c/f from here on out.

      Turn: ($0.90, 3 players) 3:heart:
      SB bets $0.50, Hero raises to $1.50, fold, SB calls $1.00

      The reason I try a tricky play here is because this bet just seemed super weak to me and I felt he was trying to scoop an easy pot. I have some showdown value and some potential to barrel certain rivers (pairing a card on the board, FD completing, any 8, any K, sometimes an A). It just seems like a good spot to try and take this one down.

      River: ($3.90, 2 players) 2:spade:
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.20, SB calls $2.20

      Some may have argued I should have just folded but as played, I think this is a necessary bluff bet on the river to try and take it down. His call is pretty questionable in my opinion and I just took a note that he calls down light on scary boards.

      Hero shows 9:club: 9:diamond: (One Pair, Nines) (Pre 55%, Flop 26%, Turn 16%)
      SB shows K:diamond: Q:club: (One Pair, Queens) (Pre 45%, Flop 74%, Turn 84%)
      SB wins $7.93
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello FlashDavin,

      I don't get your play at all! Why would you ever raise the turn? What are you trying to represent what didn't Bet the flop. Just fold it cause we don't have even the implied odds there and most likely ain't ahead.

      Best Regards.