[NL2-NL10] NL5 TT - topset on flop

    • PetterG2
      Joined: 12.10.2008 Posts: 224
      HAND #1

      Full Tilt, $0.02/$0.05 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 7 Players
      Hand History Converter by Stoxpoker

      BTN: $5.21 (104.2 bb)
      SB: $5 (100 bb)
      BB: $4.98 (99.6 bb)
      MP1: $6.60 (132 bb)
      MP2: $1.91 (38.2 bb)
      Hero (MP3): $7.25 (145 bb)
      CO: $1.71 (34.2 bb)

      Pre-Flop: Hero is MP3 with T:club: T:spade:
      MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.25, 2 folds, SB calls $0.23, BB calls $0.20, MP2 calls $0.20

      Standard play here according to SHC, nothing to add here.

      Flop: ($1) T:diamond: 7:diamond: 9:heart: (4 players)
      SB checks, BB bets $0.10, MP2 calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.70, SB raises to $4.75 and is all-in, BB calls $4.63 and is all-in, MP2 folds, Hero ?

      I hit top-set. Even though it's a monster, I can't igonre the fact that the bord is very drawy. Especially bacause of the wide hand-range on many people on this limit. (I'm probably crazy asking about this, but..) Is folding an option here? =S I mean, a straight is possible and there are already 2-way action all-in with 100bb. My guts told me was was beaten here, but I just couldn't help myself.

      I ended up calling, facing 77 and 86 (straight) and a fourth T came on the river giving me quads :D
  • 3 replies
    • nafar84
      Joined: 20.09.2008 Posts: 546
      I don't think I can get away from top set here. So many draws and worse sets will be willing to go broke here. Only a flopped straight beats me. I raise pot-size on the flop and call any shove.

      Even if we assign flopped straights to villains' ranges (in addition to 77, 99, and monster draw with QdJd) you still have enough equity to call $4.05 for a $11.28 pot... and that's assuming they're tight enough not to go broke on a weaker draw!
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Even if I knew that he had a straight here, I am not folding my monster hand, you still have outs to catch FH or even QUADS!
    • srohack
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 1,908
      raise more on the flop ... their are lots of draws there. ( 1.2$)
      rest is fine . you should be very happy to get it in here . you will get it in with a lot of worse hands