# [NL2-NL10] Cbet with 77 on flop

• Black
Joined: 27.11.2008
0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.65 by http://www.pokerstrategy.com.

Preflop: Hero is BB with 7, 7 (Comment)
3 folds, BU calls \$0.10, SB folds, Hero raises to \$0.50, BU calls \$0.40.

Flop: (\$1.05) 8, A, 9 (2 players) (Comment)
Hero bets \$1.50 (All-In), BU calls \$1.50.

Turn: (\$4.05) 2 (Comment)
River: (\$4.05) 6 (2 players) (Comment)

Final Pot: \$4.05

Hero shows a pair of sevens (7h 7d)
BU shows a flush, ace high (3s Ts)

BU wins with a flush, ace high (3s Ts)

Very often I find myself stuck with marginal situations. According to SSS we only push when we bet more than half our entire stack. I assume we should be a little flexible with this rule so I tend to push anything between 40-60%

Assuming we missed the flop and intend to Cbet against one opponent, we have two choices: 1) bet 2/3 2) push

Right now after some thinking, I came to the conclusion that I should push at a lower range (betsize 40-45% of stack) if its a non-drawy board to achieve maximum fold equity and I should push at a higher range (betsize 55-60% of stack) if its a drawy board since the likelihood of me being beaten is greater. Many times I found myself pushing on a drawy board only to find myself beaten by a flush.

Is this a correct way of playing such hands? Should I have bet 70cents only instead of bet \$1.50? thanks
• 7 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 16.11.2007
When I sit in the blinds meaning I will be out of position on the flop I make a choice as follows...

a) I push all-in preflop (I play this way with 2-3+ limpers, depends on the size of my stack)

b) I make a regular raise and c-bet 2/3 of the pot on the flop and give up the hand if I don't have a made hand and face any action by opponents.

There is no point in making ordinary raise if you plan to push any flop, so it's better to push preflop or go for a raise and normal c-bet.

As played it's ok, you make a lot of FE by pushing, but villains often hold an A in their calling range, so you will also be beat a lot in situations like this one, so I would just bet 0.7\$ on the flop and c/f on.
• Bronze
Joined: 12.05.2008
i agree with burek

you shouldn't cbet all in in this situation. 0.7 would be enough
• Bronze
Joined: 01.03.2008
I raise to \$0.60 for being OOP preflop and push any flop.
• Bronze
Joined: 07.05.2008
Could you please re-convert this hand as I cannot see the suits and stuff.

You found your way to conver Elephant hands correctly as I saw before so please could you do this as well ?

Thanks!
• Black
Joined: 27.11.2008
Known players:
Position:
Stack
Hero:
\$2.00
BU:
\$6.85

0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.65 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

Preflop: Hero is BB with 7 , 7
3 folds, BU calls \$0.10, SB folds, Hero raises to \$0.50, BU calls \$0.40.

Flop: (\$1.05) 8 , A , 9 (2 players)
Hero bets \$1.50 (All-In), BU calls \$1.50.

Turn: (\$4.05) 2
River: (\$4.05) 6 (2 players)

Final Pot: \$4.05

Hero shows a pair of sevens (7h 7d)
BU shows a flush, ace high (3s Ts)

BU wins with a flush, ace high (3s Ts)
• Bronze
Joined: 07.05.2008
Hello mbml,

In rare occassions like these I tend to play CBet/Fold

Only an Ace hand or any hand will call you therefore I like to bet \$0.7 and fold to a Reraise

I hope you get what I mean
best regards,

Gerv
• Bronze
Joined: 03.09.2008
Originally posted by DaPhunk
I raise to \$0.60 for being OOP preflop and push any flop.
We have the same playbook. Thats how I play this hand, quick and dirty.