Limit Stud H/L Question

    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
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      Your converted hand, now with more cowbell.
      PokerStars Limit Stud Hi/Lo t80/t160 ante t16 - 8 players

      Seat 1: t6,386 [X] [X] Ts
      Seat 2: t1,560 [X] [X] 7c
      Seat 3: t1,146 [X] [X] Js
      Seat 4: t2,542 5s Ad 2d 7d 9d 5h 8d (Hero)
      Seat 5: t1,618 [X] [X] 6h
      Seat 6: t2,145 [9h] [4s] 4c Qs 8h Ac [Td]
      Seat 7: t3,785 [3d] [As] Ks Jc Qd 3s [3h]
      Seat 8: t178 [X] [X] 6s

      3rd Street: (t128) (8 players)
      Hero bets t80, Seat 5 folds, Seat 6 raises to t160, Seat 7 calls t160, 4 folds, Hero raises to t240, Seat 6 calls t80, Seat 7 calls t80

      4th Street: (t848) (3 players)
      Seat 7 checks, Hero bets t80, Seat 6 raises to t160, Seat 7 calls t160, Hero raises to t240, Seat 6 calls t80, Seat 7 calls t80

      5th Street: (t1,568) (3 players)
      Seat 7 checks, Hero bets t160, Seat 6 calls t160, Seat 7 calls t160

      6th Street: (t2,048) (3 players)
      Seat 6 bets t160, Seat 7 calls t160, Hero raises to t320, Seat 6 calls t160, Seat 7 calls t160

      River: (t3,008) (3 players)
      Seat 6 checks, Seat 7 checks, Hero bets t160, Seat 6 calls t160, Seat 7 calls t160

      Hero showed, HI: a flush, Ace high; LO: 8,7,5,2,A
      Seat 6 mucked 9 4 4 Q 8 A T
      Seat 7 mucked 3 A K J Q 3 3
      Hero won t3488


      All I have until the river is outs.
      Is it wrong to be betting such a hand so aggressively?
  • 3 replies
    • Anykey444
      Anykey444
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      Joined: 05.02.2011 Posts: 424
      Originally posted by VorpalF2F
      Unless I have some reason to think that better hands would fold, I would not bluff.
      Semibluff included
    • badgerer
      badgerer
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      Joined: 29.03.2010 Posts: 555
      its impossible to properly judge this hand without some context. the only info i have about these players is from the showdown.

      3rd: i wouldn't raise this hand at this stage of a mtt/sng. better to limp and save chips. in my experience its much better to lower variance whenever possible against a weak stud8 field, at least until the later stages.

      6th: after the donk bet and flat call you must realise you are going to showdown no matter what. clearly neither of these players care about what you're repping. call > raise.

      also worth mentioning you do have a pair on 6th. if you could confront 44q8 with 2 bets cold i would consider raising to give your 5's a better shot at high but he's never folding for just one more bet after you raise. unfortunately in this hand you were in a bad position for raising to knock players out the whole way, although as i said i don't think its a particularly good idea against players like this.
    • VorpalF2F
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      In fact, I wasn't thinking high at all.
      3-way I have found I can get chips if I have a good low hand, and I can keep people in -- and in these tournaments, they almost always stay in in the early stages.

      Sometime you start w/ A23 then hit a 5 then never see another low card, but such is life.

      thanks for the comments