SSS What do you think of this hand?

    • MisterB73
      MisterB73
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      Joined: 07.08.2007 Posts: 32
      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 7:spade: , 7:club:
      2 folds, MP2 calls $0,10, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0,50, 3 folds, MP2 calls $0,40.

      Flop: ($1,15) 2:heart: , 7:diamond: , T:spade: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($1,15) 4:diamond: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0,50, MP2 calls $0,50.

      River: ($2,15) 9:diamond: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0,85 (All-In), MP2 calls $0,85.

      Final Pot: $3,85
  • 7 replies
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
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      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Hi MisterB73!

      I would bet the flop ~$0.60 and move all-in on the turn.

      Btw: Please use our sample hands board for the next hands you are posting. Thanks in advance!

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81
    • MisterB73
      MisterB73
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      Joined: 07.08.2007 Posts: 32
      According to the SSS, I should have made a pot size bet ($1.15). The reason I didn't do that is because I figured the chances of MP2 having a better hand at that time or being at a good draw minimal. Also, I figured he probably knows I'm a SSS player, so if I would play according to the SSS he would fold.
      That's why I decided to slow play the flop.

      (I will post next hands to the sample hands board. Sorry about that.)
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
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      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      If Villain has nothing he will fold on your Turnbet anyway, and you not making a conti-bet is bad for two reasons:
      1. It looks suspicious very often
      2. You give your opponent the chance to get a freecard and maybe outdraw you

      So if you contibet he will fold with nothing anyway and will call you or maybe raise you (if he has something or just thing you missed the flop and what to steal the pot). So do not slowplay when their is no reason do to that.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I would fold pre-flop, because there has been one limper
    • wilm
      wilm
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      Joined: 13.07.2006 Posts: 1,583
      Originally posted by Kaitz20
      I would fold pre-flop, because there has been one limper
      Why? The SHC chart tells u to Raise here so why would u fold vs one limper?
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      hmm, you are right. I was following old SSS chart, there says raise 0, which seems more logic. I don´t want certainly want to raise, if there has been 2-3 limpers, because mostly one or two overcards could come out there and I don´t know where I at.
    • howard182
      howard182
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      Joined: 30.10.2006 Posts: 416
      Not knowing where you're at isn't a problem. Small pairs are the easiest hands to play because they either make monsters or very marginal hands.