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[NL20-NL50] TT set on very hdb vs mid stack nl 25 sh

    • dzikson999
      Joined: 17.08.2010 Posts: 532
      PokerStars - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      MP: $33.72
      CO: $21.93
      BTN: $13.44
      Hero (SB): $32.73
      BB: $21.54
      UTG: $25.00

      Hero posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero has T:heart: T:club:

      fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.75, Hero calls $0.65, fold

      Flop: ($1.75, 2 players) T:diamond: J:heart: K:heart:
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.00, Hero raises to $4.75, BTN calls $3.75

      Turn: ($11.25, 2 players) Q:spade:
      Hero bets $8.00, fold
      Villain is unknovn , i decided to raise flop big , turn is not great card but no way i am folding so do you think shoving is best ,(i dont like checking ) but i was considering 1/3 pot bet mybe to induce ??
  • 2 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Hi dzikson,

      I don't like betting small to induce. I think he just has AX way too often. I think we have a few options though.

      1) Bet small and fold to a raise (thin value from sets and flush draws, pot control if he is passive with his straights)
      2) Check/Call: Good if he bets small on the Turn, we have 20% equity vs AX hands so if he bets halfpot we get 25%. Assuming we have implied odds, I think we have a very profitable c/c here.
      3) Check/fold: Maybe if he pots or bets really huge I think we can just c/f. This turn card is really nasty for our range. On this flop he has way too many AX hands.


      If he had 2pairs, he probably calls a small Turn bet. If he had a flush draw, he probably calls a small bet as well.

      I think all 3 options are fine and dependent on opponent and when you check, you should react to his bet size.

      Shoving clearly doesn't achieve anything, cos he will just snap fold non straights and snapcall straights. You allow him to play perfectly against you which is not what we want.
    • dzikson999
      Joined: 17.08.2010 Posts: 532
      I have to disagree with 1. option because if i bet any amount he has only 7 $ left so if i bet 2-3 or 4 $ i have to call aditional 3$ for 26 $ pot cause i have odds.
      So only options 2 and 3 are maybe better but with option 3 he can bluff me off the pot and i might be folding best hand if he is on flush draws( I give him good semi bluff oporunity). So given all the facts i think option number two is maybe best ?!