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[NL2-NL10] NL10, set on a dry flop

    • random3
      Joined: 21.02.2007 Posts: 119
      How's my line here, should I raise at some point or is it fine. Villain was about 17/10/3 over 41 hands. We were 100bb deep.

      Party Poker - No Limit Hold'em Cash Game - $0.05/$0.10 Blinds - 8 Players - (LegoPoker HH Converter)

      SB: $6.40
      Hero (BB): $10.00
      UTG: $3.99
      UTG 1: $9.70
      MP1: $17.33
      MP2: $9.95
      CO: $21.99
      BTN: $10.00

      Preflop: Hero is dealt 3 3 (8 Players)
      UTG calls $0.10, UTG 1 calls $0.10, MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $0.60, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.50, UTG calls $0.50, UTG 1 folds

      Flop: ($1.95) J 3 5 (3 Players)
      Hero checks, UTG checks, MP2 bets $1.40, Hero calls $1.40, UTG folds

      Turn: ($4.75) 7 (2 Players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $2.00, Hero calls $2.00

      River: ($8.75) J (2 Players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $4.00, Hero raises all-in to $6.00, MP2 calls all-in for $1.95
      Uncalled bet of $0.05 returned to Hero

      Pot Size: $20.65 ($1 Rake)
  • 4 replies
    • degnic
      Joined: 06.02.2007 Posts: 3,953
      I think check/call is good at flop, you could also lead here (i think check/raise is too obvious with this kind of board at flop). I would, however, lead the turn with ~2,50$ or check/raise, any card above J kills his action most likely & you want to make him invest the money as soon as possible :D

      PS. I would fold preflop
    • howard182
      Joined: 30.10.2006 Posts: 416
      You can't seriously fold preflop for 50 cents with $10 effective stacks.

      Well played. I don't think that there's much merit in leading the turn, as the preflop raiser he probably didn't hit and is only likely to invest more money as a bluff or if the river helps him, or he has an overpair or good jack in which case you're getting his money anyway in most cases.
    • degnic
      Joined: 06.02.2007 Posts: 3,953
      well, you can't really continue with the hand unless you hit your set on flop, which is what, 1 to 11 times? and if you do hit your set, you don't get the villain's full stack from it nearly every time plus you can get broke against a higher set/flush/whatever. maybe it's just me, but I won't call pockets under 7 to a normal raise if no-one called before me.

      and if he has overpair here, I think good villain wouldn't bet if there's J 5 or 3 coming as river, and if he has something like AJ, I don't think good villain would bet if there comes K or Q on the river. even if he doesn't have anything, he probably would call atleast a minraise @ turn hoping to get lucky on the river.

      if the villain is a maniac, I guess it's good call, but against a good player I definetly wouldn't call it preflop.
    • Puschkin81
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      You should always call a preflopraise with every pocket pair if you and your opponent have 15 times the raise left in your stacks. If you don't hit your set - simply fold. If you hit your set you will get paid off. Of course you don't get the whole stack everytime but if you and your opponent have 15 times the raise left in your stacks this is profitable.