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SB calles 3x raise me UTG 55 - Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:26 PM
0Magic14's Avatar
Since: Sep 2011
Posts: 71
Yes he has over pair, with the flopped house I thought I could extracted more chips from him by checking both flop and turn, as it turned out he had high pair with good kicker and called my all in bet, was this move the best or could I have done more to get more chips?

Last edited by 0Magic14; Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 08:27 PM.. Reason: sorry I was UTG and Villian was Cutoff
Wed Jun 13, 2012, 11:17 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,809
Hi 0Magic14!

With 55, I could complete and try to setmine, or I would make a std raise to 400 (3BB+1BB for each limper).

The flop gives me bottom full house. When I flop a set or full house like this, if I'm in position, I'll just call an opp's bet, but if there is no bet in front of me, I want to make a value bet for two reasons. 1) to build the pot 2) to keep someone that may have a draw for a better hand from having a +EV draw (I don't want someone with 6x or a pocket pair higher than 5's to be drawing for free)
With no bet before me, since I'm first to act, I'll make a 1/2 pot of 390 here.

I'll do the exact same thing on the turn. Since I'm first to act, I'll bet 1/2 pot again. If the opp raises me, I'm calling.

On the river, the pot will be large enough that it's an easy shove for me. If the opp has 65, 68, 63 or 88, so be it. I'll say nh and start up another game. If not, then I just felted the opp and have a stack that will be a great start for a deep run.

By building a pot at the flop/turn, it's easier to get the opp to call a shove on the river and it also will price out their draws if they have one to a better hand.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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