[NL20-NL50] NL25 SH: 44 limped and hit a set

    • Michailewic
      Michailewic
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.04.2008 Posts: 1,418
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $35,59
      BB:
      $25,35
      MP2:
      $24,42
      Hero:
      $25,54
      CO:
      $61,57
      BU:
      $24,85

      0,1/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.58 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 4:diamond: , 4:club:
      MP2 calls $0,25, Hero calls $0,25, 2 folds, SB calls $0,15, BB checks.

      Flop: ($1,00) 4:spade: , Q:club: , 7:heart: (4 players)
      SB bets $1,00, 2 folds, Hero raises to $3,00, SB calls $2,00.

      Turn: ($7,00) A:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $6,00, SB raises to $32,34 (All-In), Hero raises to $22,29 (All-In).

      River: ($61,63) J:diamond:


      Final Pot: $61,63


      Hero was accused that he is f* coldcaller. However, hero was MP3 and there was already one limper. Should have hero raised preflop?

      Since SB indicated a strong hand with pot size bet, I think that reraise on the flop and shove on the turn were correct, weren't they (the only hand which could beat hero was 77 since QQ and AA would have raised preflop)?
  • 3 replies
    • kukac26
      kukac26
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.11.2007 Posts: 126
      Heroes don't raise with 44 from MP3, even in 6-max. I mean you could raise to isolate MP2, but 44 likes a lot of company on the flop, so limping is great.

      Raise three times the opponents bet + pot.

      River call is okay.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Originally posted by kukac26
      Heroes don't raise with 44 from MP3, even in 6-max. I mean you could raise to isolate MP2, but 44 likes a lot of company on the flop, so limping is great.

      Raise three times the opponents bet + pot.

      River call is okay.
      Forget limp in 6-max game. You´ll get beat if you´re going to limp small pp for set value or other speculates hands, like suited connectors.
      Good players would isolate you often with any 2 cards and take pot down a lot postflop if you miss. (with 44 you´re gonna miss a lot)
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Raise pf, since you have position. Reason for that: since you have position then you´re going to take pot down a lot with contibet
      Also if you hit set, then he´ll mostly don´t put you on that hand and get stacked with two pair or maybe even one pair.
      Postflop game is fine.