Slow played AAA.

    • One12ver
      One12ver
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      Joined: 22.05.2008 Posts: 249
      Full Tilt Poker $0.05/$0.10 Limit Stud $0.01 Ante - 8 players - View hand 171877
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      3rd Street:
      Seat 1: xx xx 9 :club:
      Seat 2: xx xx 3 :club:
      Hero: A :spade: A :diamond: A :heart:
      Seat 4: xx xx K :club:
      Seat 5: xx xx J :diamond:
      Seat 6: xx xx A :club:
      Seat 7: xx xx 3 :diamond:
      Seat 8: xx xx J :spade:

      Seat 2 brings in for $0.02, Hero calls, Seat 4 calls, Seat 5 folds, Seat 6 folds, Seat 7 folds, Seat 8 calls, Seat 1 calls

      4th Street: (3.6 SB) (5 players)
      Seat 1: xx xx 9 :club: Q :spade:
      Seat 2: xx xx 3 :club: 8 :spade:
      Hero: A :spade: A :diamond: A :heart: 4 :diamond:
      Seat 4: xx xx K :club: 8 :diamond:
      Seat 8: xx xx J :spade: Q :club:

      Hero checks, Seat 4 checks, Seat 8 bets, Seat 1 calls, Seat 2 calls, Hero calls, Seat 4 calls

      5th Street: (4.3 BB) (5 players)
      Seat 1: xx xx 9 :club: Q :spade: 4 :club:
      Seat 2: xx xx 3 :club: 8 :spade: 7 :club:
      Hero: A :spade: A :diamond: A :heart: 4 :diamond: 3 :heart:
      Seat 4: xx xx K :club: 8 :diamond: 6 :club:
      Seat 8: xx xx J :spade: Q :club: 4 :spade:

      Hero checks, Seat 4 bets, Seat 8 calls, Seat 1 calls, Seat 2 calls, Hero raises, Seat 4 3-bets, Seat 8 calls, Seat 1 folds, Seat 2 folds, Hero caps!, Seat 4 calls, Seat 8 calls

      6th Street: (18.3 BB) (3 players)
      Hero: A :spade: A :diamond: A :heart: 4 :diamond: 3 :heart: 9 :spade:
      Seat 4: xx xx K :club: 8 :diamond: 6 :club: 2 :diamond:
      Seat 8: xx xx J :spade: Q :club: 4 :spade: Q :heart:

      Seat 8 bets, Hero calls all in, Seat 4 raises, Seat 8 calls

      7th Street: (22.5 BB) (3 players - 1 is all in)
      Hero: A :spade: A :diamond: A :heart: 4 :diamond: 3 :heart: 9 :spade: 4 :heart:
      Seat 4: xx xx K :club: 8 :diamond: 6 :club: 2 :diamond: xx
      Seat 8: xx xx J :spade: Q :club: 4 :spade: Q :heart: xx

      Seat 8 bets, Seat 4 raises, Seat 8 calls

      Chose to slowplay this hand till 5th because:

      Having not played many hands in the past 1hour a raise here would give away strength and also I wanted to get some money in the pot.

      2-1 chances of full house. At this level and table a full house would get paid off.

      Always raise 3rd, more aggresive play early on?

      Result:

      b]Final Pot:[/b] 26.5 BB
      Hero mucks A :spade: A :diamond: A :heart: 4 :diamond: 3 :heart: 9 :spade: 4 :heart:
      Seat 4 shows 6 :spade: 6 :heart: K :club: 8 :diamond: 6 :club: 2 :diamond: 6 :diamond: (four of a kind, Sixes)
      Seat 8 mucks Q :diamond: T :diamond: J :spade: Q :club: 4 :spade: Q :heart: 2 :spade:
      Seat 4 wins 7.2 BB
      Seat 4 wins 18 BB
      (Rake: $0.13)

      Past 3 days with stud I have been having a nightmare finding the right cards to play and then trying to complete the hands and win, then I get 3rd trips, complete a fullhouse and end up loosing. If I would have raised with this hand 3rd street, seat 4 and seat 8 would have called anyways.
  • 5 replies
    • SonataWolf
      SonataWolf
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      Joined: 09.02.2008 Posts: 3,347
      VNH, nothing wrong there imo
      One thing: Try to play full stacked (20BB) because you are losing value here in the long run i guess
    • OrcaAoc
      OrcaAoc
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      Joined: 06.08.2006 Posts: 4,813
      Slowplaying on third is definatley ok. However on 4th street you should start jamming the pot especially if some people seem to have some cards which might have helped them. The only one you will kick out with betting/raising on fourth is probably Seat 2. So either Bet out or check with the intention of check raising.
      The call on 4th after so many people are already comitted to see 5th street is very very bad !
    • SonataWolf
      SonataWolf
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      Joined: 09.02.2008 Posts: 3,347
      Don't agree for 100%.
      At higher limits you might be right, but at this limit people don't fold on 4th (or 6th) for 1 extra SB so c/r would be quite useless i guess.
      So betting (and hoping the IR will reraise) or jamming it on fifth is a better play at this limit i guess, especially since no one has a really scary board (only the possible, but not very likely straight draw)
    • OrcaAoc
      OrcaAoc
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      Joined: 06.08.2006 Posts: 4,813
      I agree that no one will fold at lower limits if he has anything. However In this case your hand is so strong that you dont care much if people stay in or not. That means the main goal is to get as many bets in as possible and not so much finding the best line for protceting your hand.
    • Jim9137
      Jim9137
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      Joined: 13.11.2007 Posts: 5,608
      Yeah, you can certainly bet away. People will call at lower limits, which will increase the potsize to the river. Some people will start to suspect, but I think most people don't just care enough to play the situation correctly.