SSS FR NL10 - Blind Battle with TPNK

    • Kknight
      Kknight
      Global
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (9 handed)

      CO ($9.85)
      Button ($11.95)
      SB ($9.65)
      Hero ($1.85)
      UTG ($5.90)
      UTG+1 ($1.80)
      MP1 ($3.15)
      MP2 ($15.10)
      MP3 ($9.85)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q:club: , 4:diamond: .
      [color:#666666]7 folds[/color], SB completes, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.20) J:club: , Q:diamond: , 3:diamond: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]
      [color:#CC3333]SB bets $0.1[/color], [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $0.3[/color], SB calls $0.20.

      Turn: ($0.80) 4:spade: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]
      SB checks, [color:#CC3333]Hero bets $0.7[/color], SB calls $0.70.

      River: ($2.20) Q:spade: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]
      SB checks, [color:#CC3333]Hero bets $0.75 (All-In)[/color], SB folds.

      Final Pot: $1.45

      I'm primarily concerned with the flop play...the turn and river obviously went my way :) Normally, I don't fight over such a tiny pot from the big blind, even with top pair...but I figured against a small blind completion that a) it was quite possibly a pot-stealing attempt, and b) even if it wasn't, my top pair could very likely be the best hand. Was the flop raise OK?

      Thanks,
      Kknight
  • 4 replies
    • degnic
      degnic
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.02.2007 Posts: 3,953
      would've raised more at the flop. he's obviously on a flushdraw, after just completing from SB and making HPSB on flop. With only 3x raise, you make him call 0,20$ into 0,80$ pot so he gets good odds for his flush. I would either just call the flop bet, because your kicker is weak (though, it's very unlikely that he has something like QT+ after not raising preflop), or then make a raise of about 0,50$. Your turn bet is good, maybe you could also push.
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      I would raise to ~$0.5 here on the flop to let him pay for his draw. Turn and river are well played ofc.

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
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      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81
    • Kknight
      Kknight
      Global
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      I understand making him pay for his draw, but I'm having a hard time understanding where the $0.50 suggestion comes from? My $0.30 raise was 3x his raise and equivalent to a pot-sized raise...how would I decide on $0.50? Is it based on the odds (or lack of odds) that I want to offer him?

      Also, that's GREAT news on the Full Tilt front! I've been on a good run lately, so hopefully I'll have the $600 bankroll to take advantage of the offered bonus very soon!

      Thanks,
      Kknight