[NL2-NL10] small hand but frustrating....

    • musabasjoo
      musabasjoo
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.08.2010 Posts: 78
      Bit of input if you please...

      This isnt a big hand but it's been bugging me as to how I could of played it better. Standard raise pre flop imo, cont bet on flop, chk back turn for pot control and showdown, call river with ok odds and 2 pair. Vs trips i would expect villain to lead on the turn to build a pot?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $2.30
      CO:
      $1.13
      BU (Hero):
      $1.97
      SB:
      $1.89
      BB:
      $3.89


      Preflop: Hero is BU with A, 3.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, SB folds, BB calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.13) Q, T, 7 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.08, BB calls $0.08.

      Turn: ($0.29) 3 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.29) A (2 players)
      BB bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20.

      Final Pot: $0.69.
      Results follow:

      BB shows three of a kind, sevens(7 7).
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and threes(A 3).

      BB wins with three of a kind, sevens(7 7).
  • 3 replies
    • SvenBe
      SvenBe
      Headadmin
      Headadmin
      Joined: 19.04.2006 Posts: 13,116
      hi musabasjoo,

      I think your hand fits more into our hand evaluation forum!

      sure it is frustrating to loose hands where you actually hit toppair by the river.
      In my opinion you played the hand well.
      Remember that poker is not about _always winning_ but about making the right decisions. You decided to call the river because of the good odds, top pair, villain might be bluffing, you did not show too much strength and he might bluff a fair amount of time.

      btw: welcome to PokerStrategy and to the hand evaluation forum (well you were kind of forced to come here,but anyways...)
    • Janosikgdy
      Janosikgdy
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.05.2007 Posts: 4,472
      hi musabasjoo,

      Firstly I am not huge fun of cbeting this flop with your hand.
      It depends on villain, if he folds a lot to cbet (70vpip or higher) on reliable sample size I might cbet but If I don't have read like this I prefer to check flop.

      Secondly he probably checked turn to play check/raise.

      As played I like to reraise river my your and is almost nuts here.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,

      Originally posted by Janosikgdy
      hi musabasjoo,

      Firstly I am not huge fun of cbeting this flop with your hand.
      It depends on villain, if he folds a lot to cbet (70vpip or higher) on reliable sample size I might cbet but If I don't have read like this I prefer to check flop.

      Secondly he probably checked turn to play check/raise.

      As played I like to reraise river my your and is almost nuts here.
      This pretty much, tho the bolded part is odd, likely result-oriented thinking. You'd expect someone who flopped a set to raise the flop so him check/raising the turn with his range isn't that likely when you don't know his hand. On the river he might have the Ah or some busted draw, value-raising is fine without behind mandatory. Note it's a raise/fold, if you get shoved on you're toast.

      More complex lines would involve betting the turn with a likely 5-outer that is sometimes ahead of draws, I'd advise staying clear of those until you know better.


      Hope it helps.