The same as calling it all the way down. I mean if you are going to go into this hand thinking you have to protect this hand no matter what - 4 bet and if he shoves fold. Maybe he folds or he flats and you still ship your stack. I was just saying if that is the mindset from the beginning of the hand. I would have probably folded pre flop to his 3 bet but would have folded the turn for sure.
June 30, 2013 | 4:19 p.m.
If you went into this hand feeling the need to protect your hands against this reg who you feel is 3 betting way too much from the blinds and you kinda knew you might call down light why not 4 bet your preflop? Does he shove with JJ? If so you can get away with minimal loss. It seems you had it in your head to take this hand to the river anyhow. I agree with James I would fold pre and wait for a hand that plays better post flop.
June 29, 2013 | 9:50 p.m.
From the description the only hand I really fear at this point is A3 or A2. It seems he may be capable of opening with either hand and certainly will put his money in on a gut shot draw. I guess he could have over pair. But seeing how light he gets it in I think I shove the turn. I do not shove flop because I think with a big draw (diamonds) he calls 100% of the time. Once the turn hits it really hurts his odds for his draws. Does he put $335 in on your 3 bet on the turn with a draw and only one to come?
June 29, 2013 | 8:07 p.m.
I would be very interested in hearing thoughts on this topic as well. I play 1/2 and 2/5 where there are a lot of min buy-ins. At 1/2 you will see probably 25% of the table buy in at less than 50 big blinds. The same goes for the 2/5 game. The standard play by these guys seems to be to check raise all in with any suited A and pairs better than 8's. Or if they catch any piece of the flop. I often find myself calling the re-raise in position with hands like KQs, AJ+ and most pairs. I do not know if this is optimal or not. I do have a very LAG image at these stakes. I only play live. I am a winning player working on my bankroll so I can get to the 5/10 game comfortably.
June 29, 2013 | 7:52 p.m.
Has the villain shown any tendency to bet his draws? If the 2 behind are straight forward players they probably would have bet flop hoping for value from the villain whom you said is a station. Against his short stack I probably call flop wait for other two to fold and shove most turns. What is he holding? AJ probably maybe even KJ. If you check fold this flop you probably shouldn't have opened with your hand in this position.
May 18, 2013 | 9:40 p.m.
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Dec. 21, 2012 | 10:49 p.m.
You do run the risk of set over set when playing lower pp but I accept the chance as a part of set mining some of these premium hands.
Dec. 21, 2012 | 10:41 p.m.
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Dec. 18, 2012 | 7:41 p.m.
I was playing 1/2 NLHE. I had about 300 big blinds. I am on the button with 4 limpers and then a raise to $12 from the cuttoff seat. I re-raise to $35 with AK of hearts. Everyone folds and the cut off calls.
The flop comes 2-3-8 rainbow. Cut off seat bets $20. I pop it to $55. He calls
The turn comes a 5s. Still no flush draws. He checks. I bet $100. He calls fairly quickly.
River comes 10c. He checks. I consider 3 barreling with my remaining money. I do chicken out because I felt he was going to call. He turns over pocket 7's.
I thought i had done a nice job of representing an over pair from the beginning. He told me he would have called my all in.
Could I have played this hand differently? Should I have shoved on the river? Bet larger on the turn?
Thanks ahead of time