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A close shave with a set - Sun Jan 15, 2012, 07:59 AM
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It's a long time since I played any limit holdem but my NL game is in need of some adjustment and my hand reading skills are not up to scratch, this hand demonstrates this to some extent.

Also I am interested to hear your thoughts on the way I played the hand. Here's what I was thinking on each street.

I'm UTG+1 with a small/mid PP and UTG has limped, I think I'll over limp and try to spike a set. So I call.

No one showed any strength pre-flop so I think my set of 7's is good the BB's lead could mean he has 2 pair, a Q or a flush draw or he's just leading out into a limped pot. There is a potential flush draw and a Q on board. I think I'll raise to get value from 2 pair, flush draws & Qx (notice I over looked the disguised straight draw). So I bet.

No re-raises on the flop and the 5 looks like a brick to me (hand reading error again). I still think I'm up against Qx type hands and flush draws. I think I'll lead out for value. So I bet.

Hmmmm. 2 Callers and a raise from UTG. I think BS!! he's probably just raising AcQc or similar trying to get me off a worse Qx or has picked up a pair plus straight draw. He's only got 1 big bet left so I might as well put him all in. So I re-raise.

OMG! Phew! That was a close shave, I wonder how I should have played that hand.

In general I'm not being too hard on my self for missing the straight as 63s is pretty well disguised and it is the reason I've switched to limit after all. I am keen to hear your thoughts on the hand. Thanks in advance.

Last edited by A.P.Dent42; Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 08:11 AM..

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