[NL2-NL10] SSS FR NL25 - Sets (2 Hands)

    • Kknight
      Kknight
      Global
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      Hand 1:
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (9 handed)

      Hero ($7.40)
      BB ($17.55)
      UTG ($18.40)
      UTG+1 ($41.85)
      MP1 ($11.55)
      MP2 ($29.35)
      MP3 ($4.75)
      CO ($14.65)
      Button ($5.65)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 2:club: , 2:heart: .
      UTG calls $0.25, [color:#666666]2 folds[/color], MP2 calls $0.25, MP3 calls $0.25, [color:#666666]2 folds[/color], Hero completes, BB checks.

      Flop: ($1.25) 4:spade: , 2:diamond: , 6:spade: [color:#0000FF](5 players)[/color]
      [color:#CC3333]Hero bets $1.5[/color], BB calls $1.50, UTG folds, MP2 folds, MP3 folds.

      Turn: ($4.25) J:diamond: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]
      [color:#CC3333]Hero bets $5.65 (All-In)[/color], BB folds.

      Final Pot: $4.25

      I had just won a decent pot in the big blind and was going to finish the orbit before leaving the table. I'm dealt 22 in the SB and decide to complete behind 3 limpers for set value...I figure I can easily part with the hand if I don't hit...but I do! :D I slightly overbet the pot on the flop to protect against flush/straight draws, and then pushed the turn with about 1.3x the pot in my stack. I planned on slowing down if a spade hit the turn (maybe 1/2 pot or so.) All OK?


      Hand 2:
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (6 handed)

      Button ($20.75)
      SB ($24)
      BB ($31.70)
      UTG ($15.30)
      MP ($45.35)
      Hero ($9.95)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 9:diamond: , 9:club: .
      [color:#666666]2 folds[/color], [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $1[/color], [color:#666666]2 folds[/color], BB calls $0.75.

      Flop: ($2.10) 4:spade: , J:heart: , T:club: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]
      [color:#CC3333]BB bets $0.25[/color], [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $1[/color], BB calls $0.75.

      Turn: ($4.10) 9:spade: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]
      BB checks, [color:#CC3333]Hero bets $2.75[/color], BB folds.

      Final Pot: $4.10

      Again waiting for the blinds because I doubled up last hand and the table has emptied out. Normally I won't play 99 when waiting to leave the table, but I was first in and in late position so figured I'd take a shot. The flop bet seemed very weak in comparison to the potsize, so I raised it. I told the dealer what card I needed on the turn and he gladly complied :D ...push! My main question here was the flop raise...was it OK?

      Thanks,
      Kknight
  • 4 replies
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      Hand 2.)
      Often you take down the Pot on the Flop if you Bet Potsize here and if he Pushs you find an easy fold. Like played you have a tough decision to make on the Turn if you do not hit your 2 Outs. Either way you push and lose if he calls (cause 90% of the time you are beat) or you checkbehind and have to fold against a Riverbet.
    • Kknight
      Kknight
      Global
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      Hi Berliner,

      I didn't realize until after I posted that even though I raised 4x his bet, it was still only 1/2 pot or so. So you are saying raise to $2 or $2.25 and fold to a push on the flop?

      Thanks,
      Kknight
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      Yes.
      But now I see that you played with $10, in that case I would recommend not to play a hand like 99 if you do not like to get in tough postflop situations like that. ;)

      But since you aren´t a Short Stack anymore I would like to hear the opinion from someone who plays BBS, since I do not BBS myself.
    • Kknight
      Kknight
      Global
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      Originally posted by Berliner1982
      I would recommend not to play a hand like 99 if you do not like to get in tough postflop situations like that. ;)
      I agree, and I usually don't...only reason I did this time was because I was first in and in the CO, so figured I had a good chance of stealing the blinds. I'll admit that I got lucky there though :)

      Thanks,
      Kknight