[NL2-NL10] FTP NL10: Protecting FH?

    • Zeffke
      Joined: 17.04.2007 Posts: 1,123
      Full Tilt Poker - No Limit Hold'em Cash Game - $0.05/$0.10 Blinds - 8 Players - (LegoPoker Hand History Converter)

      SB: $9.90
      BB: $3.85
      Hero (UTG): $10.00
      UTG+1: $5.15
      MP1: $2.05
      MP2: $10.00
      CO: $8.15
      BTN: $6.20

      Preflop: Hero is dealt 9 9 (8 Players)
      Hero calls $0.10, 4 folds, BTN calls $0.10, SB folds, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.35) 3 9 3 (3 Players)
      BB bets $0.35, Hero calls $0.35, BTN folds

      Turn: ($1.05) T (2 Players)
      BB bets all-in for $3.40, Hero calls $3.40

      River: ($7.85) A (2 Players - 1 All-In)

      Pot Size: $7.85 ($0.75 Rake)

      Results below in white:

      BB had ThTs (a full house, Tens full of Threes) and WON (+$3.25)
      Hero had 9s9c (a full house, Nines full of Threes) and LOST (-$3.85)

      Did I have to protect my fullhouse on flop here?
  • 3 replies
    • degnic
      Joined: 06.02.2007 Posts: 3,953
      I think call is good on flop, raise would be maybe too obvious. I'd raise on turn but villain went all-in which is exactly what you want here too. losing with this hand is just bad luck.
    • howard182
      Joined: 30.10.2006 Posts: 416
      You're being results oriented (don't post the results btw), a 3 has 1 out against you, TT+ has two outs. Even if you gain nothing every time your opponent improves and lose the remaining $3.40 every other time, you're still getting the best of it. The only question is whether a diamond or overcard kills your action.
    • Puschkin81
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Hi Zeffke!

      degnic is right. You cannot avoid going broke here. A call on the flop is good. You don't have to protect your hand, because normally your opponent has two outs at most.

      Btw.: Please don't post any results because the answers you get could be biased.

      Good luck at the tables!