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[NL2-NL10] Monster hands

    • erob60
      Joined: 08.03.2007 Posts: 165
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      0.05/0.10 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J:spade: , J:heart: . CO posts a blind of $0.10.
      2 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.10, 3 folds, CO checks, BU raises to $0.50, Hero calls $0.45, BB folds, UTG+2 calls $0.40, CO calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($2.10) 8:club: , J:diamond: , J:club: (4 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+2 bets $0.50, CO folds, BU calls $0.50, Hero calls $0.50.

      Turn: ($3.60) T:heart: (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+2 bets $1.50, BU calls $1.50, Hero raises to $3.70, UTG+2 calls $2.20, BU folds.

      River: ($12.50) 6:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $6.41 (All-In), UTG+2 folds.

      Final Pot: $18.91

      Clearly such a hand doesn't need to be protected with bets. How should one go about extracting the most money possible from them here?
  • 2 replies
    • JayGatsby
      Joined: 27.07.2006 Posts: 8,979
      Checking the flop is ok here I guess, since betting into 4 people on that flop would scare everybody out.

      I would, however lead out on the turn, since you cannot really rely on somebody betting there. So I would bet half the pot in order to keep draws in the hand.

      If you can be sure that somebody bets the turn then Cr the turn is fine. I would raise a bit more, however, since draws are going to call anyway. On the river you will get paid off only if someone hits his draw, so you should try to get as much money on the turn in as possible since people are more willing to pay here.
    • Sleyde
      Joined: 15.01.2005 Posts: 17,714
      I'd reraise it preflop.

      the flop play seems fine to me but on the turn I'd also bet. they will check through way too often. a flushdraw will pay you off... so bet about $2 on the turn.