[NL20-NL50] 25NL - QQ vs whale - side pot issue

    • nooni2k
      Joined: 03.04.2012 Posts: 206
      UTG is a shortstacker who I put all in with my squeeze.

      BB is a whaley calling station.

      I got a bit confused and sized all my bets according to the side pot rather than the main pot. Is this the right thing to do in this or any situation?
      (i.e. would it be different if this was vs a reg rather than a whale?)

      IPN (Boss Media) - £0.25 NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (BB): £27.03
      UTG: £4.19
      MP: £36.92
      CO: £26.48
      BTN: £31.39
      SB: £35.07

      SB posts SB £0.12, Hero posts BB £0.25

      Pre Flop: (£0.37) Hero has Q:club: Q:spade:

      UTG raises to £1.25, fold, CO calls £1.25, fold, fold, Hero raises to £5.00, UTG calls £2.94 and is all-in, CO calls £3.75

      Flop: (£14.31, 3 players) 4:spade: 2:club: 6:club:
      Hero bets £1.25, CO calls £1.25

      Turn: (£16.81, 3 players) 8:club:
      Hero bets £2.25, CO calls £2.25

      River: (£21.31, 3 players) 3:heart:
      Hero bets £5.00, CO calls £5.00
  • 2 replies
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey nooni2k,

      Mainly you want to play in accordance with the whole pot. The reason for this is that if villain holds some type of draw he's calling to win the entire pot in most cases, not just the side pot. So theoretically he should calculate his odds according to this and will call much larger bets on the flop.

      With not much more than a pot-size bet left on flop vs a calling station, I would be tempted to just put the money in.
    • nooni2k
      Joined: 03.04.2012 Posts: 206
      Thanks, makes sense.

      I obv meant CO is a whaley calling station not BB :P