[NL2-NL10] Q,10s Free Play... Flopped OESFD, Did I play it okay?

    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
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      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,206
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.5/$1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1:
      $203.75
      UTG2:
      $15.00
      MP1:
      $105.50
      MP2:
      $242.40
      MP3:
      $68.30
      CO:
      $60.00
      BU:
      $100.00
      SB:
      $18.00
      BB(Hero):
      $24.40

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T, Q.
      UTG1 calls $1.00, 6 folds, SB calls $0.50, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($3.00) 7, J, K (3 players)
      SB bets $2.00, Hero raises to $6, UTG1 folds, SB raises to $17(All-In), Hero calls $11.00.

      Turn: ($37.00) K (2 players)

      River: ($37.00) 7 (2 players)


      Should I of called on the flop here instead of raising? I gathered that no matter what he had (unless it was an A high FD) I had way to many outs to think of laying down.... And I also thought that if I call and the 3rd heart came, then he would pretty much put me on the flush after a call with 2 x hearts on board. I dunno, thoughts please?

      Final Pot: $37.00.


      EDIT** New to this limit no history worth mentioning.
  • 5 replies
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
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      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Firstly, Well Done on your move up to NL100. Hope you have much success at this new Limit!

      2nd, I like your play you get payed off by other Draws, two-pairs, sometimes Top Pairs and you aren't too much of an underdog to a set of 7's either. I definitely like getting it in on flop when i have a higher chance of hitting one of my outs.

      If he just calls FlopRaise I broke it on Turn.
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hello MrMardyBum,

      congratulations on NL100! :f_thumbsup:

      You flopped a clear monsterdraw(FD + OESD) and monsterdraws are worth most on the flop(if you don't hit turn you have only 1 card left to improve and when you do hit your opponents will less likely pay you off because they can put you on the completed draw) therefore you want to get your money all-in as soon as possible. So, I would reraise bigger, to 8-9$ and of course go broke to the 3-bet.

      As played, nice hand as well.

      Regards,
      burek2000
    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
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      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,206
      Thanks guys.

      I am actually staying away from NL100 after my poor attempt at stepping up. I didn't like the play, I noticed a huge difference from NL50. So I cleared my BR back to $300 in a view to restart NL50, and then while I am working my way back to the BR for NL100, I am going to study purely on NL100, as I feel I play well enough to beat NL50 again. (Plus, at least a $160 bonus will give me another nice shove). If I fail next time when I go to NL100, I'll do the same again until I do beat it.

      This time I went up at $700 and moved back at $600, next time I will start with $800 and move down at $600 giving me a bigger cushion, and keeping adding $200 each time I fail.

      Lol.... Over protective of my BR?
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
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      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Originally posted by MrMardyBum
      Lol.... Over protective of my BR?
      No. If I decide to build my Roll On Stars I'm going to move up at $1k and back up to $1/2 at $2200.
    • dandycal
      dandycal
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      Joined: 10.10.2008 Posts: 1,711
      Hey man,

      I'm doing minimum 75 BI BRM. It really pays off in the sense that it doesn't bother you much when you hit 20 or even 30 stack downswings.

      But then again, if you feel comfortable with more aggressive BRM and moving up and down faster, 35 or 40 BI will certainly do. I particularly prefer the safer option :s_cool: