[NL2-NL10] NL25 KJ freeplay

    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
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      0.1/0.25 Pot-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K:spade: , J:diamond:
      2 folds, MP3 calls $0.25, 2 folds, SB calls $0.15, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.75) 8:spade: , K:heart: , 8:diamond: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.75, MP3 raises to $1.75, SB calls $1.75, Hero calls $1.00.

      Turn: ($6.00) 4:diamond: (3 players)
      SB bets $2.00, Hero folds, MP3 calls $2.00.

      River: ($10.00) Q:spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $4.25, MP3 folds, SB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $10.00

      when I reviewed this hand, I thought I should have pushed in since I had a made hand (top pair with J kicker). I think I got influenced by the Gold Pot Control article (not very applicable to SSS) and ended up calling and folding (very weak play imo). Any thoughts?
  • 2 replies
    • burek2000
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      I would play this c/f all the way, but I prefer to be very tight in freeplays.

      If you decided to go for it, then bet pot on the flop as you did and shove to the reraise.

      P.S.: Don't confuse BSS and SSS. In SSS there are mostly only hands with ones you want to go broke and you go broke and hands you fold. And when you decide which of those you want to do, so stick with it. ;)
    • IngolPoker
      Joined: 05.09.2006 Posts: 10,482
      yep, bet/push flop with top pair, J kicker

      potcontrol makes sense if you dont want to invest a huge stack, but with SSS you just have 20BB :D