The 'Alaton' SSS Test !!! PART THREE !!!

    • Stefan1000
      Stefan1000
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.01.2006 Posts: 1,649
      Foreword: This week, we’ll deal with continuation bets and I’ll give you a few hands in the form of a quiz with the solutions at the end as usual.


      ******* Hand 1 ********


      No Limit Holdem Ring game
      Blinds: $0.10/$0.25
      9 players
      Converter

      Stack sizes:
      UTG: $33.26
      UTG+1: $4.40
      MP1: $33.98
      MP2: $27.26
      MP3: $4.65
      CO: $26.14
      Button: $21.75
      SB: $21.95
      Hero: $5

      Pre-flop: (9 players) Hero is BB with T:spade: T:club:
      3 folds, MP2 calls, MP3 folds, CO calls, Button calls, SB calls, [color:#cc0000]Hero raises to $2[/color], 3 folds, SB calls

      Flop: J:heart: A:club: Q:diamond: ($4.75, 2 players)
      SB checks, [color:#cc0000]Hero ?? [/color]

      Hero's Aktion ?
      a) Check
      b) Bet $2.40
      c) All-In



      ******* Hand 2 ********


      PartyPoker $10 NL Hold'em [color:#0000FF](10 handed)[/color] Recorded and converted with HandRecorder

      Stacks & Stats
      BB ($10.78)
      UTG ($5.37)
      UTG+2 ($2.30)
      MP1 ($8.30)
      MP2 ($6.15)
      CO ($14.90) - VPIP 15% - PFR 7%
      BU ($6.40)
      MP3 ($2)
      SB ($1.90)
      Hero ($1.55)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with K:spade: , A:club:
      [color:#666666]1 folds[/color], [color:#FF0000]Hero raises to $0.40[/color], [color:#666666]4 folds[/color], CO calls $0.40, [color:#666666]3 folds[/color].

      Flop: ($0.95) 4:club: , 8:diamond: , 9:club: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]
      [color:#FF0000]Hero ??[/color]


      Hero's Aktion?
      a) Check
      b) Bet $0.50
      c) Bet $1


      ******* Hand 3 ********


      Party Poker
      No Limit Holdem Ring game
      Blinds: $0.10/$0.25
      10 players
      Converter

      Stack sizes:
      Hero: $4.40
      UTG+1: $39.75
      UTG+2: $28.95
      MP1: $25
      MP2: $13.20
      MP3: $4.17
      CO: $33.15
      Button: $4.65
      SB: $6.70
      BB: $18.13

      Pre-flop: (10 players) Hero is UTG with K:club: A:spade:
      [color:#cc0000]Hero raises to $1[/color], 3 folds, MP2 calls, 2 folds, Button calls, 2 folds

      Flop: 6:spade: J:spade: 6:diamond: ($3.35, 3 players)
      [color:#cc0000]Hero ??[/color]


      Hero's Aktion?
      a) Check
      b) Bet $1.70
      c) All-In




      Solutions :

      ******* Hand 1 ********
      Solution : c)

      Here we have a perfect board for a continuation bet. It's true that we miss the flop completely, but it looks very dangerous for our opponent, too. He'll fold a lot of hands with which he could have called a pre-flop raise, making a continuation bet entirely justified.
      Since we only have $3 left, an all-in is the only sensible bet amount. We still have 4 clean outs to a nut straight so we wouldn't be able to fold to a re-raise anyway.

      The decision here is independent of the opponent; such boards should always be used for continuation bets. !


      ******* Hand 2 ********
      Solution : a)

      This board doesn’t look very dangerous for somebody who called a raise. He will not assume that we’ve hit anything.
      Now the question is whether he’s hit something himself. Since our opponent is a relatively tight player, the most frequent call hands are pocket pairs and suited connectors.
      Flush draws and straight draws are possible on this board (any suited connector has at least a pair or gustshot, 56 gutshot, 67 OESD, 78 pair, 89 two pair, T9 pair, JT OESD). Also, a pocket pair will seldom fold here.
      All told, the flop and opponent clearly speak for a check. Sometimes we’ll get another free card and get a chance at our backdoor flush draw and overcards.


      ******* Hand 3 ********
      Solution : a)

      We miss the flop, which looks pretty harmless. As an UTG raiser, the jack will seldom be ascribed to us, so nobody will guess that we have a strong hand.
      We have 2 opponents and at least one of them probably has a pocket pair, which he’ll not fold easily on this flop.
      All in all, it’s a bad flop for us.
      If we were to make a continuation bet, we would be forced to go all-in on our overcard outs, which are mostly very good here.
      However, at this point it’s not worth investing $3.40, so it’s better just to play check and part cheaply with our hand.
  • 5 replies
    • random3
      random3
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.02.2007 Posts: 119
      Thanks for posting this, btw is this Alaton's work or yours Stefan?

      Comment about hand 1, isn't it better to raise a bit more preflop from the blinds, so about 2.20 in this case?
    • Stefan1000
      Stefan1000
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.01.2006 Posts: 1,649
      No no, of course it is Alatons work

      I don't have a clue about the SSS
    • Stefan1000
      Stefan1000
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.01.2006 Posts: 1,649
      Also the other "Best of ... Sample Hands" threads are made mostly by our german hand evaluators. On the german board people post perhaps over 1000 hands per week and they always select some interesting hands at the end of the week and explain them. I am just translating them.
    • undercover82
      undercover82
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      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 813
      id like to know how we would play hand 1 with 2-3 opponents , and hand 3 with 1 opponent.
    • Alaton
      Alaton
      Black
      Joined: 21.02.2006 Posts: 1,472
      Originally posted by random3
      Thanks for posting this, btw is this Alaton's work or yours Stefan?

      Comment about hand 1, isn't it better to raise a bit more preflop from the blinds, so about 2.20 in this case?
      that's right, since we are raising out of the blinds a bigger Raise would simplify our Postflop decisions.


      Originally posted by undercover82
      id like to know how we would play hand 1 with 2-3 opponents , and hand 3 with 1 opponent.
      In general Hand 1 against 2 or more opponents is a check/fold. This depends a bit about your opponents, but if at least one of them is a looser player a Continuationbet shouldn't show a great profit, instead just take the free card and hope for a free showdown, where your TT might still win if they are afraid to bet.

      Hand 3 is a good spot for a Continuationbet against a loose player, even though the J is a good Call hand which could've very well hit, the rest of the board just didn't hit him at all. Watch out against opponents who most of the time hold a Pocketpair in that spot, you are not going to get them to fold on such a flop!