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[NL2-NL10] rasing set 55?

    • Liub4in
      Joined: 16.07.2012 Posts: 48
      Question is should have I rased or just called his rase on the Flop, since I could have take him all in on the two remaining streets. And of course I would be glad if You point me any other mistakes. Thanks.

      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      BTN: $3.69 (184.5 bb)
      SB: $2.01 (100.5 bb)
      BB: $0.95 (47.5 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $2.64 (132 bb)
      MP: $2.12 (106 bb)
      CO: $2.44 (122 bb)
      Preflop: Hero is UTG with 5 5
      Hero raises to $0.06, 3 folds, SB calls $0.05, BB folds
      Flop: ($0.14) J A 5 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.08, SB raises to $0.20, Hero raises to $0.70, SB folds
      $0.54 pot ($0.02 rake)
      Final Board: J A 5
      SB mucked and lost (-$0.26 net)
      Hero mucked 5 5 and won $0.52 ($0.26 net)
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,332
      Hey Liub4in,

      The answer to your question is primarily dependent on the board texture. AJ5 is a pretty dry board with the strongest available draw being a gutshot. Usually the best option will be to flat here. If villain has a strong made hand he will barrel the turn anyway (and perhaps you can check-raises turn). By flatting flop you maximise value from any bluffs/semi-bluffs.

      The exception is that villain is very bad and will happily stack off with an Ace on the flop. Even if this were the case you'd usually want to raise smaller on this texture to encourage villain to continue with as wide a range as possible.