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Opponent going all-in in a small pot

    • Tuuletallaja
      Tuuletallaja
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.06.2008 Posts: 76
      This kinda hands happen with me all the time on Pokerstars NL25, does it usually mean, that they did hit their set, flush or straight? What would u do in this kinda situation?


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $37,25
      MP3:
      $15,15

      0,1/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.55 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A:diamond: , K:spade:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1,00, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $1,00, 4 folds.

      Flop: ($2,35) Q:heart: , 8:spade: , 6:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1,50, MP3 calls $1,50.

      Turn: ($5,35) 8:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $12,65 (All-In), Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled bet back..

      Final Pot: $5,35



      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $26,95
      SB:
      $15,80

      0,1/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.55 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with J:spade: , J:club:
      UTG+2 folds, Hero raises to $1,00, 4 folds, SB calls $0,90, BB folds.

      Flop: ($2,25) Q:heart: , J:heart: , T:heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1,50, SB raises to $14,80 (All-In), Hero folds, SB gets uncalled bet back..

      Final Pot: $5,25
  • 10 replies
    • Crozac
      Crozac
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.12.2007 Posts: 120
      First one is tricky, because of W$SD, 2nd one, well it's also hard cause he's Vp$ip is huge , so his range is wide, but I'm going broke in 2nd hand
    • Gungunhana
      Gungunhana
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.02.2007 Posts: 429
      Hand 1 - 42 hands stats go is irrelevant. Easy fold. not worth callig with paired board.

      Hand 2 - looks like a bluff raise. He wants you to fold.If he hit I don´t think he would play it like this. I would call with set and good outs to FH
    • Tuuletallaja
      Tuuletallaja
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.06.2008 Posts: 76
      I'm wondering more about this "all-in" going in a small pot, do they usually have hit it big then or are more bluffing?
    • Tosh5457
      Tosh5457
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.01.2008 Posts: 3,062
      Originally posted by Tuuletallaja
      I'm wondering more about this "all-in" going in a small pot, do they usually have hit it big then or are more bluffing?
      It depends from donkey to donkey, but as a general rule its because they hit something. I'd do the same on both hands I think, even though the second guy has a high vpip his AF scares a bit and 15 hands arent that much.
    • Tuuletallaja
      Tuuletallaja
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.06.2008 Posts: 76
      i have called their bets couple of times, and as a rule, they always have hit it then
    • gggeorgio
      gggeorgio
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.09.2007 Posts: 494
      I think you can definitely go broke on the second hand. It's doubtfull that he's got the flush/straight pushing in like that and even so you have plenty of outs.
    • shloogy
      shloogy
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.04.2008 Posts: 263
      2nd defenately a draw.at least 90% of cases.looks likes he is holding a K, maybe even a K of hearts.

      big raises always a draws or high cards.why would someone bet 15$ on a 3$ pot?
    • Tuuletallaja
      Tuuletallaja
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.06.2008 Posts: 76
      yea, i toughed also so in the beginning in this limit and called their raises, but they always had it big then, maybe it was just a coincidence

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $40,45
      CO:
      $10,95

      0,1/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.57 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K:spade: , A:heart: . CO posts a blind of $0,25.
      5 folds, CO checks, BU folds, SB calls $0,15, Hero raises to $1,25, CO calls $1,00, SB folds.

      Flop: ($2,75) 3:diamond: , 8:diamond: , A:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2,00, CO raises to $9,70 (All-In), Hero calls $7,70.

      Final Pot: $22,15

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and kings (Ks Ah)
      CO shows a flush, ace high (7d Td)

      CO wins with a flush, ace high (7d Td)

      or from NL10


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $9,60
      MP3:
      $12,10

      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.57 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with A:spade: , K:spade:
      Hero raises to $0,40, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0,40, 4 folds.

      Flop: ($0,95) Q:spade: , 3:heart: , A:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1,00, MP3 raises to $11,70 (All-In), Hero raises to $9,20 (All-In), MP3 gets uncalled bet back..

      Final Pot: $19,35

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of aces (As Ks)
      MP3 shows three of a kind, threes (3d 3s)

      MP3 wins with three of a kind, threes (3d 3s)
    • brundoo
      brundoo
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2008 Posts: 57
      you'r playing very good ...just beeing sucked out by worst hands


      lady luck has turned the back from you
    • tehChipDonk
      tehChipDonk
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.04.2008 Posts: 173
      Originally posted by Tuuletallaja
      I'm wondering more about this "all-in" going in a small pot, do they usually have hit it big then or are more bluffing?
      yea most likely they hit something, if they dont, they usually shove on the flop