Calling for set value?

    • amea
      Joined: 22.09.2008 Posts: 20
      Big stack, short stack raises weak. Then many callers...
      Was it correct to call for set value??

      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $5.00+$0.50 Tournament, 75/150 Blinds (9 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from

      MP3 (t10610)
      CO (t4488)
      Hero (Button) (t12741)
      SB (t6980)
      BB (t5580)
      UTG (t1775)
      UTG+1 (t7777)
      MP1 (t11555)
      MP2 (t4080)

      Hero's M: 56.63

      Preflop: Hero is Button with 6, 6
      UTG bets t600, UTG+1 calls t600, MP1 calls t600, 3 folds, Hero calls t600, 2 folds

      Flop: (t2625) 4, 4, 10 (4 players)
      UTG bets t1175 (All-In), UTG+1 calls t1175, 1 fold, Hero folds

      Turn: (t4975) 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (t4975) 2 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: t4975

      UTG had 2, 2 (full house, fours over twos).
      UTG+1 had 10, A (full house, fours over tens).
      Outcome: UTG+1 won t4975
  • 2 replies
    • LuborC
      Joined: 20.04.2008 Posts: 1,243
      Yes I like the play. The open raiser seems to have a very strong hand since he pushes a third of his stack in the middle and then there is the call from the other bigstack who alone has almost 30x the raise amount in his stack (even though still don't forget you can only count 21x the raise amount since that is how much you have and you cannot get any more from him even if you manage to stack him) and one more guy with 13x the raise in his stack. I think the rule is call 20 and here you are calling like 37 ish so it's a good call IMO.
      You have to fold when you don't hit obviously which you did so NH.
    • alejandrosh
      Joined: 02.07.2008 Posts: 4,346
      this is not a weak raise, 4bb from utg. but yeah with 2 callers I'm probably calling and see a flop.