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[NL2-NL10] NL5: 44 Set on the flop

    • Kony76
      Joined: 29.10.2010 Posts: 4,347
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players

      MP: $13.59 (271.8 bb)
      CO: $5 (100 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $5 (100 bb)
      SB: $4.63 (92.6 bb)
      BB: $12.50 (250 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 4 4
      MP folds, CO raises to $0.20, Hero calls $0.20, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.47) 4 T 7 (2 players)
      CO bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30

      Turn: ($1.07) 8 (2 players)
      CO bets $0.60, Hero raises to $1.95, CO folds

      $2.27 pot ($0.09 rake)
      Final Board: 4 T 7 8
      CO mucked and lost (-$1.10 net)
      Hero mucked 4 4 and won $2.18 ($1.08 net)

      The villian is a rock.

      Should I raise for value on the flop, to protect ans extact from the flushdraws?

      As I did, it was risky.

      Was this well played?
  • 2 replies
    • Thorek
      Joined: 25.12.2007 Posts: 59,937
      Raise flop for value and for protection. Call is very bad here.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      I don´t think call is too bad, but since you get called and sometimes 3-bet by worse hands I think raising is better option than just calling. You may induce turn barrels, but very often players would also just give up (so you end up giving them free cards that might improve to flush/straight). I would raise turn 1.5$- that is the size that overpairs might call.

      best regards,