[NL20-NL50] Nl50Fr K7

    • Snodreliss
      Joined: 23.12.2007 Posts: 1,280
      Party Poker, $0.25/$0.50 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 7 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      UTG: $44.40
      UTG+1: $68.44
      MP: $12.67
      CO: $43.14
      BTN: $4.49
      SB: $19.12
      Hero (BB): $50.91

      Pre-Flop: 7:heart: K:club: dealt to Hero (BB)
      UTG calls $0.50, 4 folds, SB calls $0.25, Hero checks

      Flop: ($1.50) 7:club: 5:heart: 7:spade: (3 Players)
      SB bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50, UTG folds

      Turn: ($4.50) 9:spade: (2 Players)
      SB bets $4.50, Hero calls $4.50

      River: ($13.50) Q:club: (2 Players)
      SB bets $12.62 and is All-In, Hero calls $12.62

      Results: $38.74 Pot ($1.93 Rake)

      ofc, I can raise flop. But I would look weak so he might bet out on turn and river and get hes shortstack in without a raise.

      What do you think?
  • 4 replies
    • finchybg
      Joined: 16.12.2007 Posts: 910
      I don't blame you for trying as hard as you can to lure all his money in the pot.
      But maybe raise flop is better(not particularly here, just assume we don't know the turn and flop) in the common case because against a fish(and short/midstacks - excluding SSSers - are mostly fish :D ) you may get paid off with smallish pairs or even a pair of fives - something which is hardly achievable if scary cards for his mediocre hand appear on the turn and river.

      To cut the long story short, I'd advocate a more agressive approach against short-mid stacked opponents(=likely easy money)
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I´d played it the same way.
      If SB is valuebetting or bluffing with worse hand then you can just call his all-in on the river. No reason to raise on the flop or turn.
      And you wont fold there trips with K kicker never against middlestack.
    • kukac26
      Joined: 02.11.2007 Posts: 126
      If he's betting, you're calling. Dream situation!
    • finchybg
      Joined: 16.12.2007 Posts: 910
      I don't agree just calling is the best option in the common case
      As I said, against a mediocre opponent you could get him to pay you off with a weak pocket pair or even a pair of fives - but only on the flop. Turn and river cards may scare him.