NL2 FR - Set vs Straight - Bad Play or Unlucky?

    • jacktwo
      jacktwo
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.06.2010 Posts: 4
      PokerStars - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP: 121 BB (VPIP: 15.63, PFR: 15.63, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 32)
      MP+1: 69 BB (VPIP: 38.46, PFR: 7.69, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 26)
      MP+2: 187 BB (VPIP: 31.25, PFR: 21.88, 3Bet Preflop: 9.09, Hands: 32)
      CO: 114.5 BB (VPIP: 6.67, PFR: 6.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 15)
      BTN: 59 BB (VPIP: 28.13, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 32)
      SB: 99.5 BB (VPIP: 23.75, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 8.00, Hands: 81)
      Hero (BB): 115 BB
      UTG: 97.5 BB (VPIP: 18.75, PFR: 6.25, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 32)
      UTG+1: 100 BB (VPIP: 28.57, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, fold, MP+1 raises to 2 BB, fold, fold, BTN raises to 9 BB, fold, Hero calls 8 BB, MP+1 calls 7 BB

      Flop: (27.5 BB, 3 players) Q:spade: T:diamond: 8:spade:
      Hero checks, MP+1 checks, BTN bets 1 BB, Hero calls 1 BB, MP+1 calls 1 BB

      Turn: (30.5 BB, 3 players) A:club:
      Hero checks, MP+1 checks, BTN bets 20 BB, Hero calls 20 BB, MP+1 raises to 40 BB, BTN calls 20 BB, Hero raises to 105 BB and is all-in, MP+1 calls 19 BB and is all-in, BTN calls 9 BB and is all-in

      River: (197.5 BB, 3 players) J:club:

      Hero shows T:club: T:heart: (Three of a Kind, Tens)
      Main Pot [177.5 BB]: (Pre 42%, Flop 68%, Turn 21%)
      Side Pot#1 [20 BB]: (Pre 54%, Flop 74%, Turn 23%)

      MP+1 shows J:heart: K:heart: (Straight, Ace High)
      Main Pot [177.5 BB]: (Pre 24%, Flop 22%, Turn 75%)
      Side Pot#1 [20 BB]: (Pre 46%, Flop 26%, Turn 77%)

      BTN shows K:club: A:diamond: (Straight, Ace High)
      Main Pot [177.5 BB]: (Pre 33%, Flop 10%, Turn 4%)

      MP+1 wins 105 BB
      BTN wins 85.5 BB

      I feel like this happens to me more often than it should. Did I make a bad call here slow-playing the set?
  • 1 reply
    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
      Super Moderator
      Super Moderator
      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 8,915
      Hi jacktwo,

      Disclaimer: I am NOT a coach!

      Over and over I hear the advice "don't slowplay at the micros".

      Versus shortstack preflop, any 3Bet would result in getting it in, and since these players are shortstacked and loose, you might consider forcing them to shove or fold.

      On the flop, by not betting all you do is give them free cards.
      On such a wet board, you MUST make them pay for the privilege of seeing the next cards.

      On this hand, you may get called, and may end up losing more, but in the long run betting is the way to go...

      Do you have Equilab?

      If not, download it and play with some ranges.
      Like this one, for example:

      Preflop

             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    31.27%  30.15%   1.12% { 77+, ATs+, KJs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, ATo+, KJo+, QJo }
      MP3    31.27%  30.15%   1.12% { 77+, ATs+, KJs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, ATo+, KJo+, QJo }
      BB     37.47%  36.94%   0.53% { TT }


      OTF

      Board: Q:spade: T:diamond: 8S
             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    13.93%  13.04%   0.89% { 77+, ATs+, KJs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, ATo+, KJo+, QJo }
      MP3    13.93%  13.04%   0.89% { 77+, ATs+, KJs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, ATo+, KJo+, QJo }
      BB     72.14%  71.99%   0.16% { TT }


      The only way to make money from such a strong hand is to bet it.

      However, I'd be interested in what others think here.
      This seems to happen to me far too often.

      Peace,
      --VS