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[NL2-NL10] Bottom Set vs 3 players

    • RazDirk
      Joined: 27.02.2011 Posts: 237
      Full Tilt, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $4 (40 bb)
      BB: $9.72 (97.2 bb)
      UTG+1: $10 (100 bb)
      UTG+2: $13.73 (137.3 bb)
      Hero (MP1): $10.68 (106.8 bb)
      MP2: $4.18 (41.8 bb)
      MP3: $15.33 (153.3 bb)
      CO: $9.85 (98.5 bb)
      BTN: $13.44 (134.4 bb) [VP:29 ,PFR:15 , WTSD:52 ,W$SD:62 , AF:1.85 , Hands:106]

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 4 4
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, 2 folds, CO calls $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, SB folds, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($1.25) 6 5 4 (4 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.90, CO calls $0.90, BTN calls $0.90, BB calls $0.90

      Turn: ($4.85) T (4 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $3, CO folds, BTN calls $3, BB folds

      River: ($10.85) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $6.48 and is all-in, BTN calls $6.48

      $23.81 pot ($1.58 rake)
      Final Board: 6 5 4 T 8
      Hero showed 4 4 and lost (-$10.68 net)
      BTN showed 6 6 and won $22.23 ($11.55 net)

      Flop: After getting called by 3 players; I don't like my hand much.

      Turn: Im telling myself Im going to bet\fold here.

      River: I talked myself into shoving AI, cause I wasn't sure if I would be able to check\fold. Which I think would have been the right play.
      I told myself if I shove worse hands like JJ, 99 and Two Pair combo's might call and ofc straight too. But if I check all those hands would check behind and most probably a straight would raise me AI.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,332
      Hey RazDirk,

      It's true villain may sometimes hero call with something like 65. There is a decent chance he'd fold though - and if he did, your value bet would be awful.

      You also have the problem that a bunch of your opponents range must include 7x to call flop/turn, which means very often he has a straight. Seeing as villain's non 7x range includes mainly showdown hands, it's unlikely he will bet river when checked to with these hands as he'd often prefer to take the showdown over value-betting on 4-to-straight board.

      In other-words I think you are correct. Check/fold the river hoping it goes check/check.