[NL2-NL10] Set against two players

    • Edukator99
      Edukator99
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 240
      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 122.5 BB (VPIP: 10.84, PFR: 9.36, 3Bet Preflop: 6.06, Hands: 209)
      SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 21.43, PFR: 10.71, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 29)
      Hero (BB): 103 BB
      UTG: 73 BB (VPIP: 14.00, PFR: 12.00, 3Bet Preflop: 11.11, Hands: 51)
      UTG+1: 62.5 BB (VPIP: 40.91, PFR: 22.73, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 23)
      UTG+2: 100 BB (VPIP: 14.15, PFR: 7.55, 3Bet Preflop: 8.57, Hands: 110)
      MP: 106.5 BB (VPIP: 6.92, PFR: 5.02, 3Bet Preflop: 3.57, Hands: 260)
      MP+1: 145.5 BB (VPIP: 29.17, PFR: 4.17, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 24)
      CO: 100 BB (VPIP: 4.35, PFR: 4.35, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 23)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has T:club: T:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, MP+1 calls 1 BB, CO raises to 5 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 4 BB, MP+1 calls 4 BB

      Flop: (15.5 BB, 3 players) 3:heart: T:heart: 9:club:
      Hero checks, MP+1 checks, CO checks

      Turn: (15.5 BB, 3 players) 5:spade:
      Hero checks, MP+1 bets 17 BB, fold, Hero raises to 98 BB and is all-in, fold

      Hero wins 48 BB


      This went well for me, obviously. On a board like that I figure no one has anything so if I bet they're both going to fold. There is the FD and a possible OESD if they have Q10...but it seems unlikely.

      Would check raising be a better play on the flop?

      I intended to check raise on the turn.

      On the river I thought a bet would defintely induce a fold so I checked hoping he'd bet, and luckily he did.
  • 5 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Edukator,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: Since MP1 is a fish I would actually lead out here to gain initiative and possibly isolate the fish. We really don't want this to get checked around.

      As played I would bet the turn and if we check/raise I wouldn't overbet shove. Why do you overbet shove? I think a smaller raise will do wonders and will allow villain to put the rest of the money in for us.

      I'd make it at most 40 BB
    • Edukator99
      Edukator99
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      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 240
      Good question.

      Well, I shoved because I think, at this limit, if people are calling large potsized or close to potsized type bets, they're likely to call all in bets as well.

      Maybe he would have called a smaller check raise though.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Edukator99
      Good question.

      Well, I shoved because I think, at this limit, if people are calling large potsized or close to potsized type bets, they're likely to call all in bets as well.

      Maybe he would have called a smaller check raise though.
      He chould have called or shoved on top of it. When you shove you take away the chance for him to semibluff or bluff so you take away a portion of his range.

      Shoving like this is fine when you expect villain to only have value hands (or hands he goes broke with anyway).
    • Edukator99
      Edukator99
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      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 240
      Interseting. So if he shoves...Do I call?

      On that board...I don't think there's anyway he has me beat... so I guess I do. Guess I answered my own question lol
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Edukator99
      Interseting. So if he shoves...Do I call?

      On that board...I don't think there's anyway he has me beat... so I guess I do. Guess I answered my own question lol
      You have the nuts, why would you ever fold?

      :f_biggrin: