[NL2-NL10] 22 set on the river

    • Sonydahaka
      Sonydahaka
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      Joined: 22.06.2008 Posts: 392
      $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Holdem
      6 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($18.81)
      UTG+1 ($2.83)
      CO ($20.64)
      Hero (BTN) ($4.93)
      SB ($9.80)
      BB ($9.93)

      Pre-flop: ($0.07, 6 players) Hero is BTN 2:spade: 2:heart:
      3 folds, Hero calls $0.05, 1 fold, BB raises to $0.25, Hero calls $0.20

      Flop: A:heart: 6:diamond: 8:spade: ($0.52, 2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.45, BB calls $0.45

      Turn: 3:club: ($1.42, 2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: 2:diamond: ($1.42, 2 players)
      BB bets $1.35, Hero goes all-in $4.23, BB calls $2.88

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      Besides the fact that i should raise preflop first in all pocket pairs and that my donk bet on the flop is marginal, how should i play on the river call his raise or push all-in? The gods of poker doomed me :( ... and of course i play like shit....
  • 6 replies
    • Jaissica
      Jaissica
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      I am shoving river as you did and hoping to be called. Only hand you can give BB real credit for as an unknown is AA, rarely 88. Waaaaaaaay more often he has Ax here and decided to slowplay when you donked him.

      Try not to let a stream of bad beats put you on passive-tilt (I go on passive tilt myself, it sucks). When you see monsters under every bed you will never get value for your medium made hands, meaning you should probably take a break until you can come back fresh and confident.
    • BogdanDin7
      BogdanDin7
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      River is standard. On NL5 preflop is good too. I don`t think open raising PP here is any good. You open raise PP because a limp/call will often point to the hand you have and you get less value if you hit your set , and you can sometimes take the pot down even if you don`t hit. On NL5 however I don`t think that applies , opponent won`t ever fold a hand thinking you might have hit the set and you have next to null FE.

      All in all , except for the donk bet on the flop , nh
    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
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      Raise first in! Postflop is ok.

      Best regards,
      TribunCaesar
    • Sonydahaka
      Sonydahaka
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      And this hand goes to... villain set of 66, yeah baby! :evil:
    • Maniatrix
      Maniatrix
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      Try not to let a stream of bad beats put you on passive-tilt
      Passive tilt? Sounds delightfull for a bankroll. I usually go nutcase maniac when I'm on tilt.
    • Jaissica
      Jaissica
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      You might think that, but when you catch a full house against exposed trips and only get a flop bet out of it because you are scared of quads or an improve to a FH, you are on passive tilt. Here is my all time favourite passive tilt hand -

      Hero 66
      Villain AJ

      Villain raises preflop, Hero calls from the blind.

      Flop 6 A x

      Hero donks. Villain calls.

      Turn A.

      Hero checks. Villain checks.

      River 2 or 3 or something else completely irrelevant.

      Hero checks. Villain checks.


      ^ that is passive tilt and cost me 70% of a full BSS stack. Its no better than betting 70% of a BSS stack on middle pair on aggressive tilt... its still lost money.