bad play or variance?

    • tommygecko
      tommygecko
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      Joined: 11.08.2012 Posts: 1,229
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      PokerStars Pot Limit 5 Card Draw $0.25/$0.50 - 5 players

      UTG: $74.13
      CO: $27.01 (Hero)
      Button: $55.26
      SB: $29.02
      BB: $7.63

      Dealing Hands: ($0.75) 8:club: A:heart: A:diamond: K:spade: 4:club: (5 players)
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $1.50, Button folds, SB calls $1.25, BB folds

      First Draw: ($3.50) (2 players)
      SB discards 2, Hero discards 3,
      A:heart: A:diamond: || T:heart: T:spade: T:club:
      SB bets $3.34, Hero raises to $13.36, SB raises to $23.38, Hero calls $10.02

      Hero mucked
      SB showed 5:diamond: 5:heart: 5:club: 5:spade: 2:club: , four of a kind, Fives
      SB won $48
      (Rake: $2.26)

      seems like NL/PL 5cd is super high variance. but FL isnt
  • 5 replies
    • elderwon
      elderwon
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 1,729
      Bad luck, don't worry about it.
      The thing with limit is that hands like these will cost you muuuch less money c.q. lower variance.

      I don't play PL/NL 5CD (yet) because I'm not rolled for it yet but also because I think it's much harder to put villains on hand(range)s because of the variety in betsizing.

      How do you deal with that?
    • tommygecko
      tommygecko
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      Joined: 11.08.2012 Posts: 1,229
      Originally posted by elderwon
      Bad luck, don't worry about it.
      The thing with limit is that hands like these will cost you muuuch less money c.q. lower variance.

      I don't play PL/NL 5CD (yet) because I'm not rolled for it yet but also because I think it's much harder to put villains on hand(range)s because of the variety in betsizing.

      How do you deal with that?
      Yea I agree it becomes much harder to bluff catch because odds aren't really that as good as in FL.

      Not sure how to deal with it tbh. not too good at PL myself.
    • badgerer
      badgerer
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      Joined: 29.03.2010 Posts: 555
      ugh... what an awful cooler.

      seeing as you drew 3 this is (imo) a slam dunk raise and fist pump call.

      pl/nl 5cd fucking scares me. god help you. you brave soul.
    • tommygecko
      tommygecko
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      Joined: 11.08.2012 Posts: 1,229
      I wasn't too happy about getting 3bet because there's a chance i was beat (by quads or higher fh). But of course he can play worse FHs like this so no way I can fold at all.
    • elderwon
      elderwon
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 1,729
      yep, indeed