[NL2-NL10] 3 hands - go broke or not??

    • zghrv
      zghrv
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.10.2008 Posts: 400
      1. GO BROKE OR NOT??



      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $29,25
      BB:
      $4,45
      MP1:
      $12,05
      MP2:
      $9,85
      MP3:
      $10,80
      CO:
      $9,70
      BU:
      $13,25

      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q:heart: , A:spade:
      MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0,10, 2 folds, BU calls $0,10, Hero raises to $0,80, BB folds, MP2 calls $0,70, BU calls $0,70.

      Flop: ($2,50) T:spade: , 6:spade: , 9:spade: (3 players)
      Hero bets $2,00, MP2 folds, BU raises to $5,00, Hero raises to $28,45 (All-In), BU calls $7,45 (All-In), Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Turn: ($27,40) A:heart:
      River: ($27,40) J:diamond: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $27,40

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of aces (Qh As)
      BU shows a flush, ten high (5s 8s)

      BU wins with a flush, ten high (5s 8s)


      2. GO BROKE OR NOT??

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $2,30
      BB:
      $10,35
      UTG1:
      $9,00
      UTG2:
      $19,70
      MP1:
      $10,85
      Hero:
      $13,40
      MP3:
      $23,35
      CO:
      $10,35
      BU:
      $9,80

      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K:club: , A:club:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0,40, MP3 raises to $1,20, 4 folds, Hero calls $0,80.

      Flop: ($2,55) Q:club: , 9:club: , K:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $1,40, Hero raises to $3,90, MP3 raises to $22,15 (All-In), Hero calls $8,30 (All-In), MP3 gets uncalled bet back.

      Turn: ($26,95) 3:diamond:
      River: ($26,95) A:spade: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $26,95

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and kings (Kc Ac)
      MP3 shows three of a kind, queens (Qs Qd)

      MP3 wins with three of a kind, queens (Qs Qd)


      3. GO BROKE OR NOT??


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $9,95
      BB:
      $19,25
      MP2:
      $10,15
      MP3:
      $9,90
      CO:
      $8,45
      Hero:
      $10,55

      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:heart: , K:heart:
      MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $0,30, CO folds, Hero raises to $0,90, SB calls $0,85, BB folds, MP3 calls $0,60.

      Flop: ($2,80) A:club: , T:heart: , 7:heart: (3 players)
      SB checks, MP3 bets $0,80, Hero raises to $2,40, SB raises to $4,80, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $9,65 (All-In), SB calls $4,25 (All-In), Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Turn: ($21,70) 2:club:
      River: ($21,70) 3:spade: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $21,70

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of aces (Ah Kh)
      SB shows three of a kind, sevens (7d 7s)

      SB wins with three of a kind, sevens (7d 7s)
  • 4 replies
    • amplifyd
      amplifyd
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 1,769
      1) I would call and just check/shove on all Q,A,X :spade: turns otherwise fold.

      2) I deffo go broke here too. You get 2:1 on your call and this is just underneath the equity needed to call against a set. Even if his preflop 3-bet range is QQ+ you still get odds to call.

      3) Min-raise on this board sucks, so often a set, but again I'm not folding here.
    • zghrv
      zghrv
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.10.2008 Posts: 400
      Thanks.
      SO 2 out of 3 i got right :)

      Not bad
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      #2 and #3

      are definitely spots where you can't do anything but go broke, you just have way too much equity both times to fold.

      #1

      You have virtually no fold equity on a shove in my opinion, so you have to be doing good against his range to go broke. What it boils down to is whether that guy can make that raise with stuff like Tx and worse flushdraws. If that's the case shoving is fine, otherwise you're not doing so good. Considering BU's stats I don't mind you jamming in that spot.

      I don't really like calling to go broke on good turns:

      - if villain has a made flush we actually don't have enough outs to profitably make that $3 call because our overcards are no good and villain has two spade blockers to our flush draw, so we need 46-7:7 ~ 5.57:1 and we're getting 5.65:1 implied odds.

      - villain could manage to find a fold on such ugly cards as A/Q/spades if he ever has something like Tx, and if he had a worse flushdraw on the flop either we don't stack him on a blank turn, or worse we check and he can bluffshove us off our hand.


      Hope it helps.
    • zghrv
      zghrv
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.10.2008 Posts: 400
      Thanks for taking the time and explaining.

      It really helps.