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Where did I go wrong? - Sun May 04, 2014, 09:46 AM
adikumar2010's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
Where did I go wrong in this hand other then opening loose pre-flop from cut-off!!

When I bet the turn I couldn't fold to his min-raise as he was giving me good price 1:4.75 to make a bigger straight or should I've just check the turn instead?

I thought I have the best hand on turn equity wise (even if he has two pair) that's why I bet on turn.

What about the river is it easy fold?

What all are my mistakes other then preflop loose open with 40BB and what's the best way to play this hand other than folding preflop, coz if I fold such hands preflop I will never end up in such tough spots.

Full Tilt Poker Game #34197716256: MiniFTOPS Event #17 (Day 1h) (266453730), Table 23 - NL Hold'em - 140/280 Ante 25 - 18:00:32 IST - 2014/05/04 [08:30:32 ET - 2014/05/04]
Seat 1: exldsrt (8,737)
Seat 2: The rASShh (6,060)
Seat 3: ElliotHanran (14,079)
Seat 4: Charlies_Angles (15,430)
Seat 5: lanceboe1 (13,251)
Seat 6: l VVinner l (18,496)
Seat 7: pdoggios1 (11,222)
Seat 8: adikumar2010 (11,345)
Seat 9: Pavel-87F (3,530)
exldsrt antes 25
The rASShh antes 25
ElliotHanran antes 25
Charlies_Angles antes 25
lanceboe1 antes 25
l VVinner l antes 25
pdoggios1 antes 25
adikumar2010 antes 25
Pavel-87F antes 25
exldsrt posts the small blind of 140
The rASShh posts the big blind of 280
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to adikumar2010 [9h 8s]
ElliotHanran folds
Charlies_Angles folds
lanceboe1 folds
l VVinner l folds
pdoggios1 folds
adikumar2010 raises to 580
Pavel-87F folds
exldsrt calls 440
The rASShh folds
*** FLOP *** [7s 4h 8d] (Total Pot: 1,665, 2 Players)
exldsrt checks
adikumar2010 has 15 seconds left to act
adikumar2010 bets 915
exldsrt calls 915
*** TURN *** [7s 4h 8d] [6c] (Total Pot: 3,495, 2 Players)
exldsrt checks
adikumar2010 has 15 seconds left to act
adikumar2010 has requested TIME
adikumar2010 bets 1,398
The rASShh has been disconnected
The rASShh has reconnected
exldsrt has 15 seconds left to act
exldsrt raises to 3,080
adikumar2010 has 15 seconds left to act
adikumar2010 has requested TIME
adikumar2010 calls 1,682
*** RIVER *** [7s 4h 8d 6c] [4c] (Total Pot: 9,655, 2 Players)
exldsrt bets 4,137, and is all in
adikumar2010 has 15 seconds left to act
adikumar2010 has requested TIME
adikumar2010 folds
Uncalled bet of 4,137 returned to exldsrt
exldsrt mucks
exldsrt wins the pot (9,655)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 9,655 | Rake 0
Board: [7s 4h 8d 6c 4c]
Seat 1: exldsrt (small blind) collected (9,655), mucked
Seat 2: The rASShh (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: ElliotHanran folded before the Flop
Seat 4: Charlies_Angles folded before the Flop
Seat 5: lanceboe1 folded before the Flop
Seat 6: l VVinner l folded before the Flop
Seat 7: pdoggios1 folded before the Flop
Seat 8: adikumar2010 folded on the River
Seat 9: Pavel-87F (button) folded before the Flop


Last edited by adikumar2010; Sun May 04, 2014 at 10:00 AM..
Sun May 04, 2014, 02:10 PM
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Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 13,501
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Hi adi,

The open is thin but I don't mind it since the button and blinds are all fairly tight players. I also think betting the flop is fine as we can get value from a number of worse pairs (primarily because they think we haven't hit this flop often) as well as protect our equity against hands like QJ by denying them a free card to draw out on us.

On the turn I would check behind him. The villain is check/calling our flop bet with a range of hands that largely consists of a few slow plays, and a lot of pair and pair+draw type hands... this card is a very good one for his range in general, improving him to a number of straights or 2 pair holdings. So where you went wrong, imo, was in failing to range him. Your statement is that you think you have the best hand equity wise, even if he has 2 pair, but it would be good to do a fair range analysis... Even vs. a 2 pair hand like 6s4s we are almost a 2-1 dog now. And you have to account for hands like 44 that slowplayed the flop, and 56/45/55/75/66, etc.

So I would check behind on the turn, and call a small river bet, fold to a big one, in all likelihood, from this tighter opponent.

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