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A few SSS FR 0.10/0.20 Hand Questions

    • Kknight
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      So, I've been trying out the NL side of holdem the last couple of days (and doing quite well so far) and was hoping I could get some thoughts on a few hands:

      Hand #1 -
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (9 handed)

      SB ($9.50)
      BB ($9.45)
      UTG ($18.50)
      UTG+1 ($8.65)
      MP1 ($8.70)
      MP2 ($10.90)
      MP3 ($3.65)
      Hero ($1.65)
      Button ($9.05)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:diamond: , Q:club: .
      [color:#666666]1 fold[/color], UTG+1 calls $0.10, [color:#666666]2 folds[/color], MP3 calls $0.10, [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $0.6[/color], [color:#666666]3 folds[/color], UTG+1 folds, MP3 calls $0.50.

      Flop: ($1.45) 9:heart: , 2:club: , 6:spade: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]
      MP3 checks, [color:#CC3333]Hero bets $1.05 (All-In)[/color], MP3 calls $1.05.

      Turn: ($3.55) Q:spade: [color:#0000FF](2 players, 1 all-in)[/color]

      River: ($3.55) 9:spade: [color:#0000FF](2 players, 1 all-in)[/color]

      Final Pot: $3.55

      Was it correct to go all-in on the flop with two overcards here against one opponent? My stack was less than the pot...

      Hand #2 -
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (8 handed)

      SB ($9.40)
      BB ($12.55)
      UTG ($18.45)
      UTG+1 ($9.85)
      MP1 ($8.55)
      MP2 ($2.10)
      Hero ($1.85)
      Button ($9.65)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K:heart: , K:diamond: .
      [color:#666666]1 fold[/color], UTG+1 calls $0.10, [color:#666666]2 folds[/color], [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $0.5[/color], [color:#666666]2 folds[/color], BB calls $0.40, UTG+1 folds.

      Flop: ($1.15) Q:club: , K:spade: , 8:heart: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]
      BB checks, [color:#CC3333]Hero bets $1.35 (All-In)[/color], BB folds.

      Final Pot: $2.50

      Was the flop all-in correct, or should I have considered a smaller bet or even a slowplay on this non-scary board? Could I have extracted more value from this hand? I'm strictly following the guide from the beginner section, but I can't help but feel that I could have gotten more for a flopped set.

      Hand #3 -
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (8 handed)

      MP2 ($9.25)
      CO ($12.25)
      Button ($17.95)
      SB ($7.30)
      BB ($8.55)
      UTG ($2.10)
      Hero ($5.05)
      MP1 ($9.65)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with K:heart: , K:club: .
      [color:#666666]1 fold[/color], [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $0.8[/color], [color:#666666]6 folds[/color].

      Final Pot: $0.95

      This hand came along immediately (the very next hand) after I had more than doubled up (to $5.10 at a NL10 table.) I hadn't yet hit sit out to leave the table and was dealt KK. I obviously couldn't fold it, but didn't want to risk a bad beat since I was obviously no longer short I doubled the recommended raise and bought the blinds. Do you think that was reasonable under the circumstances, or was I being too scared and conservative with Pocket Ks? Of course I may not have been called with a $0.40 raise either, but you never know. Again, in the interest of strictly following the guide, I planned on leaving the table since I had much more than $2.50 in front of me, but the hand was dealt before I had a chance to sit out...

      Thanks everyone for all your help! You guys do a terrific job here.

  • 3 replies
    • Berliner1982
      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      Hand 1.)
      This hand is perfectly played for me. Hand 1 you were already pot committed, had a backdoor flushdraw (1,5 Outs) and 2 Overcards (I guess here 6 full Outs) and you had Fold Equity against your single opponent. So well played here.

      Hand 2.)
      I would doubt it here that you could have extract more Value from that hand. Consider that if you make only a Conti-Bet you´re committed to the pot anyway. Your opponent SHOULD know that as well, so that if he calls the flop, he would have called the turn, nevertheless what card would have came.

      The only thing you should remember that your Conti-Bet (when your Stack is big enough for a Conti-Bet and does not demands an All-In already) against one opponent always have the same size, nevertheless if you hit anything or not. You might can choose different Conti-Bet sizes on different boards.

      E.g. on not draw heavy boards your Conti-Bet is 2/3 of the pot and on draw heavy boards your Conti-Bet only is 1/2 of the pot.

      Hand 3.)
      Even you doupled up before, I would only raise 4 BB + 1 per limper, and play straight forward here, it another chance to double up a second time. I mean you should not play with scared money, but you obviously did here. ;)

      I hope I could help and my englisch was good enough for correct and understandable explanations. (native German speaker here) ;)
    • Kknight
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      Thank you very much for the advice Berliner...and your english was just fine. :D In regards to the different sized c-bets based on the board, should it not be the other way around? A 2/3 pot bet on a draw-heavy board to protect against the draws? And a 1/2 pot bet when there aren't any draws since you aren't concerned about someone outdrawing you?

      Thanks again,
    • Berliner1982
      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      You´re right about the sizes of the conti-bet on the different kind of boards. ;) I mixed it up, sorry.

      Glad that I could helped you. *smile*