[NL2-NL10] NL10 handprotection on a heavy-draw flop

    • Bubalus
      Bubalus
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2008 Posts: 1,037
      1. My afterthought is I should have gone all-in right away on a flop instead of usual cbetting, because the board looks ugly.
      2. Is it even thinkable of playing my hand passively? (I really doubt it, but just asking for confirmation).

      I haven`t encountered that kind of hand very often so probably that is why I think I made a mistake here.



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3(Hero):
      $3.37
      CO:
      $1.30
      BU:
      $7.84
      SB:
      $6.06
      BB:
      $9.48
      MP1:
      $4.58
      MP2:
      $1.20


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, Q.
      MP1 calls $0.10, MP2 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, 4 folds, MP1 calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.15) Q, 9, 6 (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.75, MP1 calls $0.75.

      Turn: ($2.65) 8 (2 players)
      MP1 bets $1.50, Hero folds, MP1 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.65.
  • 3 replies
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey Bubalus,

      playing SSS with more than 25BBs is a mistake, because the strategy doesn't work then, but if you were waiting to be blinded out then it's fine.

      The hand is well played, I wouldn't play any different. C-bet 2/3 of pot size on the flop is standard and push with so big stack would be an overbet. On the turn when fourth :diamond: arrives you really cannot look at your TPTK as a made hand anymore and have to check/fold.

      And to your question, playing passively on such draw heavy board is not an option.

      Regards,
      burek2000
    • Bubalus
      Bubalus
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2008 Posts: 1,037
      Thanks. I was indeed waiting for the blinds before leaving the table.
    • tigerK
      tigerK
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.10.2008 Posts: 4,566
      well played.