[NL2-NL10] NL 10 calling 77 to set value

    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
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      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 7:diamond: , 7:club:
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 calls $0,10, MP1 raises to $0,50, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0,50, Hero calls $0,50, 4 folds.

      Flop: ($1,75) 7:heart: , 4:club: , T:heart: (3 players)
      MP1 bets $1,20, MP3 calls $1,20, Hero raises to $3,60, MP1 raises to $1,50 (All-In), MP3 calls $2,40.

      Turn: ($10,45) A:spade: (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $5,90 (All-In), MP3 folds.

      River: ($16,35) 8:spade:

      Final Pot: $16,35

      Hate these SSS players:D I never can get good enough pot odds to call at their raise, lucky there were also one big stack, which give me some implied odds. Hit my set (yee:P ), but board was very drawy, so I protected it against straight/flush draws. I think that is was easy push on the turn, because no draws were completed and I still should be ahead.
  • 3 replies
    • degnic
      Joined: 06.02.2007 Posts: 3,953
      I don't call a raise for set value if original raiser was a shortstack, even if 1-2 bigstack called before me. Like 99% of the time when you hit your set on flop, you only get the shortstack's money & the other bigstacks fold if they missed their set / FD / SD and only keep playing if they hit something, which isn't necessarily a good thing for you.
    • Puschkin81
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Hi kaitz20!

      I think you can call for setvalue if there is at least one big stack who is in the pot. On the flop I would raise more (~$5) to protect against draws. On the turn it's an easy all-in.

      Good luck at the tables!
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Thanks for comments

      Since I have played a lot SSS, then at NL 10 there are enough bad big stacks, who call SSS raise only with high cards or low pocket pairs or suited connectors:) I think that I might get sometimes big stack money in the pot and even then if he folds, SSS player could raise on MP1 with AK, AQ, sometimes AJ, KQ, so I´m not always way behind at him.