A hand that is bugging me

    • thegrouse
      thegrouse
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.05.2009 Posts: 44
      this is a hand i played today that's gonna be irritating me when im trying to sleep tonight. Did i play it right? Thoughts? im the guy who gets stuck, which you probably gathered anyway.

      Full Tilt Poker Game #16479513173: Table Strasburg (6 max) - $0.25/$0.50 - No Limit Hold'em - 16:12:53 ET - 2009/12/02
      Seat 1: yamchae ($64.95)
      Seat 2: Rob Foreman ($57.60)
      Seat 3: Mahdouche ($10.85)
      Seat 4: Van Dolar ($50)
      Seat 5: Komerestos55 ($52.30)
      Seat 6: JC Rockets ($59.45)
      Van Dolar posts the small blind of $0.25
      Komerestos55 posts the big blind of $0.50
      The button is in seat #3
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to Rob Foreman [Qc Qs]
      JC Rockets has 15 seconds left to act
      JC Rockets raises to $1.50
      yamchae has 15 seconds left to act
      yamchae has requested TIME
      yamchae folds
      Rob Foreman calls $1.50
      Mahdouche calls $1.50
      Van Dolar folds
      Van Dolar adds $0.25
      Komerestos55 folds
      *** FLOP *** [9d 3c 4d]
      JC Rockets has 15 seconds left to act
      JC Rockets checks
      Rob Foreman bets $3.50
      Mahdouche folds
      JC Rockets calls $3.50
      *** TURN *** [9d 3c 4d] [Tc]
      JC Rockets bets $8.25
      Rob Foreman has 15 seconds left to act
      Rob Foreman raises to $21.50
      JC Rockets raises to $54.45, and is all in
      Rob Foreman has 15 seconds left to act
      Rob Foreman calls $31.10, and is all in
      JC Rockets shows [9s 9h]
      Rob Foreman shows [Qc Qs]
      Uncalled bet of $1.85 returned to JC Rockets
      *** RIVER *** [9d 3c 4d Tc] [7c]
      JC Rockets shows three of a kind, Nines
      Rob Foreman shows a pair of Queens
      JC Rockets wins the pot ($114.45) with three of a kind, Nines
      Rob Foreman adds $50
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot $117.45 | Rake $3
      Board: [9d 3c 4d Tc 7c]
      Seat 1: yamchae didn't bet (folded)
      Seat 2: Rob Foreman showed [Qc Qs] and lost with a pair of Queens
      Seat 3: Mahdouche (button) folded on the Flop
      Seat 4: Van Dolar (small blind) folded before the Flop
      Seat 5: Komerestos55 (big blind) folded before the Flop
      Seat 6: JC Rockets showed [9s 9h] and won ($114.45) with three of a kind, Nines
  • 4 replies
    • lennonac
      lennonac
      Global
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 1,421
      I would 3bet preflop other than that on the turn you have to ask yourself what could he have on such a dry board.
      Without reraising preflop it is really hard to narrow his range, but his betting looks like 2 pair+ maybe JJ but that is a small part of his range.
    • ImAnAcehole9
      ImAnAcehole9
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.10.2009 Posts: 128
      Originally posted by lennonac
      I would 3bet preflop other than that on the turn you have to ask yourself what could he have on such a dry board.
      Without reraising preflop it is really hard to narrow his range, but his betting looks like 2 pair+ maybe JJ but that is a small part of his range.
      Yeah agreed, reraise preflop and you'll usually narrow down the range of cards.

      I personally would have flat called his turn bet to keep the pot as low as possible (if I thought something was up.

      I think a little part of you knew something was up with this player/hand, so go with your instinct. If you felt you were in front you would have pushed lost and moved on, but I think you are posting this because you had a good feeling you were behind but called because you questioned your judgement.

      Anyway hindsight is a wonderful thing, don't beat yourself up over this hand, you were in front preflop and he got lucky, move on and don't let it affect your game. You will make a simular play to this example to someone else soon enough and get paid off. ;)
    • thegrouse
      thegrouse
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.05.2009 Posts: 44
      lol, im impressed imanacehole9. You are pretty much bang on with your post. I knew something was up but i was just in one of those moods when you just don't wanna lay down the hand.

      My problem is that im not a fan of 3betting. I find that 3bet pots always tend to spiral out of your control and more often than not, unless you 3betted with AA/KK, you miss the flop. Thing is, you have to 3bet mediocre hands or else you'll never get called when you 3bet with premium hands.

      in the above spot, i was about an hour into the session and hadnt made a single 3bet. to raise with the queens would have scared everyone off and i wanted some action. lol, in hindsight i would 3bet and push everyone out, but oh well. Sh!t happens i guess.

      cheers for your posts guys.
    • OnkelHotte
      OnkelHotte
      Black
      Joined: 16.01.2005 Posts: 18,432
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