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[NL2-NL10] Beginner handles rockets on BB

    • PapaShibby
      Joined: 09.10.2007 Posts: 4
      Here, i'll just copy and paste the hand history first

      $10 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Friday, October 12, 22:40:31 ET 2007
      Table Table 129317 (Real Money)
      Seat 9 is the button
      Total number of players : 10
      Seat 1: daFlipmode ( $10.07 USD )
      Seat 2: xell107 ( $2.04 USD )
      Seat 3: monkeydog854 ( $13.51 USD )
      Seat 4: eXcluSiv22 ( $12.04 USD )
      Seat 5: Angelus277 ( $2.80 USD )
      Seat 6: LARCENI ( $9.60 USD )
      Seat 7: fghfrcby ( $10.71 USD )
      Seat 9: bali1984 ( $24.62 USD )
      Seat 10: LeeBlunter ( $1.50 USD )
      Seat 8: papashibby ( $2 USD ) <----------ME
      LeeBlunter posts small blind [$0.05 USD].
      daFlipmode posts big blind [$0.10 USD].
      papashibby posts big blind [$0.10 USD].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to papashibby [ Ac Ah ]
      xell107 folds
      monkeydog854 folds
      eXcluSiv22 raises [$0.40 USD]
      Angelus277 folds
      LARCENI folds
      fghfrcby folds
      papashibby calls [$0.30 USD]
      bali1984 folds
      LeeBlunter is all-In [$1.45 USD]
      daFlipmode folds
      eXcluSiv22 calls [$1.10 USD]
      papashibby is all-In [$1.60 USD]
      eXcluSiv22 calls [$0.50 USD]
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ 2s, 5h, 5c ]
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ 5s ]
      ** Dealing River ** [ 8s ]
      eXcluSiv22 shows [ Kh, Ad ]three of a kind, Fives.
      papashibby shows [ Ac, Ah ]a full house, Fives full of Aces.
      LeeBlunter doesn't show [ 9s, 9d ]a full house, Fives full of Nines.
      papashibby wins $0.95 USD from side pot #1 with a full house, Fives full of Aces.
      papashibby wins $4.37 USD from the main pot with a full house, Fives full of Aces.

      Now i did something against SSS rules here. I had the bullets and i did't raise or push all-in right away. I checked to a raise because i didn't want to scare off the limpers. Was this smart, and generally should a person do this? Or should i have raised and taken the chance of scaring off everyone and settling for a smaller pot?

      In this situation it might not have mattered. Looked like those guys wanted the action anyways, but just something i was thinking about.
  • 3 replies
    • Mugge88
      Joined: 29.10.2006 Posts: 510
      you should raise it instead. If you just call you will give your opponents better odds to call with some worse hands, which would then have a chance to draw out on you = They will fold if they miss and you won't win anymore or they will take your money if they hit.. Of course this can't be said so specifically, since some people might go ll the way with hands worse than your pair of aces, but still you should avoid making such play.

      Another aspect of this is that your opponents will notice that you got a premium hand when you coldcall (note: You will NEVER limp or coldcall with anything according to the SSS).

      Anyway, keep playing, and try to stick as much to the strategy as possible.

      Best regards,
    • PapaShibby
      Joined: 09.10.2007 Posts: 4
      Makes sense. Thanks for the reply :)
    • Berliner1982
      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,648
      Go All-In here preflop after the raise from early position. This often means that your opponent has a strong hand and will often call your all-in here anyway. And with Aces you want to have all your money in on the table and being HU.