[NL2-NL10] 99. Set with draw flop

    • rHoMyC
      rHoMyC
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.04.2010 Posts: 142
      I think I gave my opponent free check on river to complete a flush or a straigt and it's my error in this hand. Am i right?

      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players

      BTN: $2 (100 bb)
      Hero (SB): $2.23 (111.5 bb)
      BB: $0.80 (40 bb)
      UTG+1: $2.14 (107 bb)
      UTG+2: $2.44 (122 bb)
      MP1: $2.20 (110 bb)
      MP2: $0.80 (40 bb)
      MP3: $2.08 (104 bb)
      CO: $5.58 (279 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 9 9
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, 2 folds, CO calls $0.02, BTN folds, Hero completes, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.08) 9 3 T (4 players)
      Hero bets $0.06, BB folds, MP1 raises to $0.12, CO calls $0.12, Hero raises to $0.48, MP1 folds, CO calls $0.36

      Turn: ($1.16) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks

      River: ($1.16) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.95, CO folds

      Results:
      $1.16 pot ($0.04 rake)
      Final Board: 9 3 T 8 K
      Hero mucked 9 9 and won $1.12 ($0.62 net)
      CO mucked and lost (-$0.50 net)
  • 2 replies
    • YaMIzNoGouD
      YaMIzNoGouD
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.05.2011 Posts: 39
      Overbet jam turn or half pot -> jam river
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      Preflop: This is a very standard raise here. 99 is way better than 55-22 so I'm definitely raising and hoping to isolate my opponents. 99 is crushing hands like 78s which is a good part of the limpers' ranges.

      Flop: I would pot the flop (8 cents) and the reraise to 48cents is fine.

      Turn: No idea why you are checking back. Just keep betting

      To point out the main mistakes, you are not going for value when you should. The optimal approach in poker is to play aggressively with value hands in general, and balance your strong hands with some bluffs.