Running into bigger sets

  • 5 replies
    • thebigheizung85
      thebigheizung85
      Silver
      Joined: 12.08.2006 Posts: 195
      not at all! this does not happen often enough to make a fold profitabel if you get action

      i would say you could only think about folding such a hand against an absolute rock who only plays the nuts and you are deeper than 100BB
      i would lose 100BB on any board that does not contain 3 of one suit and 3 three connected cards
    • NickNick83
      NickNick83
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2009 Posts: 8
      That's rare and if it happened to you with those three hands, well, laugh about it. I am! :f_biggrin:

      We are talking about sets right, no trips...

      Only happened to me once, 66 vs 77 (both on the flop). I even remember it!
      And I don't recall seeing it with other players.

      And here's a nice comparison: I've only seen this once, I've also only flopped a 4-of-a-kind once :f_p: and I've also only flopped a straight flush once :s_biggrin: !!!

      It's good to be me and I love this game.
    • DannyG13
      DannyG13
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.10.2009 Posts: 1,150
      Try getting away from this last night. :(

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $5.07
      UTG1:
      $5.29
      UTG2:
      $7.34
      MP1:
      $1.20
      MP2:
      $10.49
      MP3 (Hero):
      $8.75
      CO:
      $6.38
      BU:
      $12.43
      SB:
      $2.19


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K, K.
      UTG1 raises to $0.15, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.45, 4 folds, UTG1 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($0.97) 2, T, K (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero bets $0.50, UTG1 raises to $1.40, Hero calls $0.90.

      Turn: ($3.77) T (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $3.44(All-In), Hero calls $3.44.

      River: ($10.65) 8 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $10.65.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a full-house, kings full of tens(K K).
      UTG1 shows four of a kind, tens(T T).

      UTG1 wins with four of a kind, tens(T T).

      Yeah, sometimes you do get set over set. But there's always the hope of hitting quads. :f_confused:
    • Greedyfly
      Greedyfly
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.04.2010 Posts: 213
      To the bigheiz:

      So you reckon calling was the right thing? I hadn't been sat at any of the three tables very long, and not long enough to work anyone out so immediately called. There were overs on the flop but what with flopping the set I thought $$$ were coming my way.

      NickNick83:

      Oh ho ho ho. Thanks for your help lol...Guess it is kinda funny really BUT bloody irritating at the time.

      And yes three times with the above pockets, I limped in and flopped the trips/sets. Got beat by, two 1 x overs 44 vs 55 and then 55 vs 66 and the last one my 22 vs AAs.

      Any more advice guys. Love it. Keep it coming :)
    • Renmerb
      Renmerb
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.06.2009 Posts: 152
      Originally posted by DannyG13
      Try getting away from this last night. :(

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $5.07
      UTG1:
      $5.29
      UTG2:
      $7.34
      MP1:
      $1.20
      MP2:
      $10.49
      MP3 (Hero):
      $8.75
      CO:
      $6.38
      BU:
      $12.43
      SB:
      $2.19


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K, K.
      UTG1 raises to $0.15, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.45, 4 folds, UTG1 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($0.97) 2, T, K (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero bets $0.50, UTG1 raises to $1.40, Hero calls $0.90.

      Turn: ($3.77) T (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $3.44(All-In), Hero calls $3.44.

      River: ($10.65) 8 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $10.65.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a full-house, kings full of tens(K K).
      UTG1 shows four of a kind, tens(T T).

      UTG1 wins with four of a kind, tens(T T).

      Yeah, sometimes you do get set over set. But there's always the hope of hitting quads. :f_confused:
      why just call his flop raise? Re-raise and get the money in right there! Your opponent has shown some strength by raising you here, so you should be looking to get his stack in the middle.

      You have the best hand possible on the flop, but you still need to re-raise for value and protection. Especially with a potential flush draw out there.

      So you would have lost the hand anyway, but at least you would have got the money in as a huge favorite.

      Admittedly, turn is an evil card and there's no laying it down then, but you still need to re-raise on the flop for value and protection.