[NL2-NL10] Full house in a free play situation

    • Dback357
      Joined: 01.07.2010 Posts: 160

      as you can see in the title of this thread, I was in a free play situation with a less than stellar hand and flopped a full house. I decided to slow play and check/call. What can not be seen in the below illustration is that I checked rather quickly (after a few seconds, not immediately) but called only near to the end of my time limit. I waited a long time before the min reraise on the turn but was not patient enough on the river and shoved immediately. I had very few hands (7) on my opponent, but in those, his VPIP was 71.5. I min reraised him on the turn because I was afraid he will not continue with raising on the river after two calls and I wasn't sure if he would call a bigger reraise. This is also the reason why I bet on the river.

      I'd like to know, if I could possibly extract more money from my opponent with another approach.

      Thank you in advance for the evaluation!
      Best wishes!

      No-Limit Hold'em, $.05/$.10 (HHConverter by Kreatief)
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      SB ($2.00)
      BB ($2.28) (Hero)
      UTG+1 ($3.65)
      UTG+2 ($1.70)
      MP1 ($9.03)
      MP2 ($11.07)
      MP3 ($2.00)
      CO ($0.90)
      BTN ($12.23)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T:spade: , 8:heart:
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.10, 3 folds, SB calls $0.05, Hero checks,

      Flop: T:club: , T:heart: , 8:diamond: ( $0.3 )
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP1 bets $0.30, 1 folds, Hero calls $0.30,

      Turn: Q:spade: ( $0.9 )
      Hero checks, MP1 bets $0.40, Hero raises to $0.80, MP1 calls $0.40,

      River: A:heart: ( $2.5 )
      Hero bets $1.08, 1 folds,
  • 3 replies
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hey Dback357,

      I like the flopplay and mostly this has my preference as shortstack.

      The Turn acts as a connected card so I would suggest you lead out here for $0.6-$0.5 so you can safely shove the river. Thing with c/Raising in general is even Fish are perceiving it as supernuts

      Good luck on the tables!
      Best regards,

    • Dback357
      Joined: 01.07.2010 Posts: 160
      Hello Gerv,

      thanks, I'll try the bet on the turn next time.

      Best wishes!
    • alenstrat
      Joined: 13.03.2009 Posts: 821
      Yeah betting the turn is the correct line or check calling if you're sure villain will bet. Check raising the turn kills your value betting on the river and/or gets the fish to almost surely fold right then and there. Also had a couple of similar situations and came to the same conclusion. And both the times I had checked raised to a biggish raise on the turn, where I thought the fish had committed enough to the pot I thought he'd call, not against a smallish raise. So the fish actually folded leaving a couple $ in the pot. I'm talking about BSS though, but I don't think this situation is any different with different stack sizes :s_cry: