[NL2-NL10] NL10 2 hands played from blinds SSS

    • davidangel
      davidangel
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 456
      HAND #1
      Table Indian Chief - $0.05/$0.10 - No Limit Hold'em
      Seat 1: Pre-floppers ($4.35)
      Seat 2: ghostly_89 ($7)
      Seat 3: The French D ($2)
      Seat 4: Adam Hit ($4)
      Seat 5: Gomiplata7 ($7.70)
      Seat 6: Terrus ($2.80)
      Seat 7: MotleyDude ($10)
      Seat 8: xxtahurxx ($11.35)
      Seat 9: JAYLEE1020 ($3.85)
      ghostly_89 posts the small blind of $0.05
      The French D posts the big blind of $0.10
      The button is in seat #1
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to The French D [4 :spade: 6 :spade:]
      Gomiplata7 calls $0.10
      Terrus folds
      MotleyDude calls $0.10
      xxtahurxx calls $0.10
      3 folds
      The French D checks
      *** FLOP *** [2 :spade: Q :spade: K :spade:] Pot 0.40
      The French D bets $0.30
      3 folds
      Uncalled bet of $0.30 returned to The French D

      Is that correct bet amount, or do I need to adjust higher/lower?

      HAND #2

      Table Indian Chief - $0.05/$0.10 - No Limit Hold'em
      Seat 1: Pre-floppers ($2.65)
      Seat 2: ghostly_89 ($6.80)
      Seat 3: The French D ($2.20)
      Seat 4: dandelionpip ($8)
      Seat 5: Gomiplata7 ($7.25)
      Seat 6: Hydonis ($10)
      Seat 7: MotleyDude ($11.35)
      Seat 8: xxtahurxx ($10.60)
      Seat 9: JAYLEE1020 ($4.95)
      The French D posts the small blind of $0.05
      dandelionpip posts the big blind of $0.10
      The button is in seat #2
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to The French D [A :club: J :club:]
      Gomiplata7 folds
      MotleyDude calls $0.10
      xxtahurxx calls $0.10
      JAYLEE1020 calls $0.10
      Pre-floppers calls $0.10
      ghostly_89 calls $0.10
      The French D calls $0.05
      dandelionpip checks
      *** FLOP *** [J :spade: 8 :spade: 3 :diamond:] pot 0.70
      The French D bets $0.40
      2 folds
      xxtahurxx calls $0.40
      3 folds
      *** TURN *** [J :spade: 8 :spade: 3 :diamond:] [7 :diamond:] pot 1.50

      At this point I felt the correct move is to go all-in? Or could I shove at an earlier point?
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    • 098799
      098799
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      First hand: there are many higher spades in the deck and any another spade on the board makes their flushes. Here you have to bet big for protection as well as for extracting value. I'm betting full pot ($0.4 here) in such situations.

      Second one: I like to push this hand directly preflop. I mean, you have plenty of dead money and should raise the normal amount, so 4BB + 1BB / limper, hence $0.9. But this leaves you pot commited on the flop - if anybody calls, you have to push any flop and it's easier and more profitable to push your hand preflop.

      Try to never call preflop with sss on lower limits. SSS is all about betting and raising, so just follow the strategy. Good luck at the tables.