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[NL2-NL10] set of aces on a dangerous flop 0.25/0.50

    • undercover82
      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 813
      Seat 5: MP1 ( $35.27 )
      Seat 7: MP2 ( $79 )
      Seat 9: Button ( $29.55 )
      Seat 2: Hero ( $10.90 )
      Seat 4: UTG+1 ( $14.45 )
      Seat 8: CO ( $36.35 )
      Seat 1: BB ( $44.25 )
      Seat 10: SB ( $49.50 )
      SB posts small blind [$0.25].
      BB posts big blind [$0.50].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to Hero [ As Ac ]
      Hero raises [$1.50]
      UTG folds
      MP1 calls [$1.50]
      MP2 folds
      CO folds
      Button calls [$1.50]
      SB calls [$1.25]
      BB folds
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ 7h, 2h, Ah ]
      SB checks
      Hero is all-In [$9.40]
      MP1 folds
      Button raises [$18.80]
      SB folds
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ Kd ]
      ** Dealing River ** [ Ks ]
      Button shows [ Qh, Th ]a flush, Ace high.
      Hero shows [ As, Ac ]a full house, Aces full of Kings.
      Button wins $9.40 from side pot #1 with a flush, Ace high.
      Hero wins $24.05 from the main pot with a full house, Aces full of Kings.

      On this hand i get a pair of aces , i raise by only 3 BB because the table was rather tight. Perhaps a mistake.
      3 people call me and i get a set on the flop but with 3 cards of the same color there.So i decide to push all in which was like 1.5x potsize to avoid a possible 4th heart card falling. I was hoping noone got a flush already but apparently they did. Now my question is : Was the all-in bet a good option ? or maybe i should have gone for a 5$ bet? And if i did that , what to do if i got reraised?
      Obviously i got pretty lucky on that hand since 2 K dropped and i got my FH :D .
  • 3 replies
    • Blinzler
      Joined: 04.03.2005 Posts: 7,456
      even though i am not a very good NL player i think that pushing the flop is the way to go, because if we bet less, we are pot commited anyway getting 20:4 odds and dont allow a flush draw to draw cheaply. I like it.

      OT: next time please use a converter :)
    • Alaton
      Joined: 21.02.2006 Posts: 1,498
      All-In is the way to go here!
      You have to bet, your hand is too strong not to do so.
      If you bet, you have to protect, so you should bet at least 3/4 Potsize.
      This would be like 4$-5$, but with only ~4$ left you would have to call a reraise anyways because you have outs for the fullhouse!

      So the better option definitely is to push it yourself to guarantuee a maximum of protection!
    • Xiansan
      Joined: 16.01.2007 Posts: 3
      Yes I totally have to agree with Alaton here, I dunno if it would be 2/3 of the pot being Im a bit more aggressive and sometimes for my own good but I dont want to face more than 1 player if I can help it.