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Old 10-15-2007, 01:58 AM
Garland Garland is offline
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Default Live 40/80 TT on button, tough flop spot.

Location: Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, CA
Stakes: $40/$80
Players: Same game as the one mikel was in, but earlier, probably only about an hour into it or so. This is 6 or 7 handed. I forgot.

Principal Players:

SB Middle-aged Vietnamese player. Only thing I know is that hes loose and Im not sure about his aggression.

BB Loose aggressive pudgy middle aged white guy. Has made some check-raises and fancy plays early on, but has cooled of a lot since. He is way loose pre-flop.

Button Im here. Not established too much of an image yet.

Preflop action: (1.5 small bets, 6-7 players)

Folds to me, I raise with T[img]/images/graemlins/diamond.gif[/img]T[img]/images/graemlins/club.gif[/img], SB cold-calls (I put him on a range of 2 big cards or lower range of pocket pairs), BB 3-bets (Who the hell knows what he has? He appears to have one more small bet and is ready to go home). I cap to attempt to isolate/for value. No dice, SB calls again. BB is short a dollar for the raise and asks me for one so I gave it to him. He says Im going to win it anyways.

Flop action: (12 small bets, 3 players): A[img]/images/graemlins/diamond.gif[/img]J[img]/images/graemlins/club.gif[/img]9[img]/images/graemlins/spade.gif[/img]

SB checks to me. BB is all in. Whats your plan? Bet fold? Bet call, fold unimproved? Bet flop, check turn? Bet flop and turn? Check and fold to a turn bet?

Comments appreciated. Results to come.

Garland
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:01 AM
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Default Re: Live 40/80 TT on button, tough flop spot.

Start by betting. He's not going to c/r but if he does then call and fold turn if you don't pick up a draw. If he calls then you can either b/f turn or check turn fold river.
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:27 AM
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Default Re: Live 40/80 TT on button, tough flop spot.

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Start by betting. He's not going to c/r but if he does then call and fold turn if you don't pick up a draw. If he calls then you can either b/f turn or check turn fold river.

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Normally, I don't like to repeat something that's been well put but this is exactly what I'd do and I'd like to second it.
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:37 PM
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Default Re: Live 40/80 TT on button, tough flop spot.

this is my favorite spot to be in at the Bike or Commerce. It's like some weird annomaly that unless people in LA have the mortal nuts... they don't like to build big side-pots. It's weird... It's almost like they feel it disrespectful to the all-in player.

I bet the flop one time... then say something stupid like "oh, I forgot he was all in"... if the SB calls... I'm like 90% sure you can get a free show-down by passively checking the turn and watching the SB check the river.

I know it sounds weird... but I've seen it happen OVER and over again.

Of course... we aren't going to be that guy... if you hit your 10 on the turn, fire away
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Old 10-15-2007, 03:28 PM
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Default Re: Live 40/80 TT on button, tough flop spot.

At my club it's the complete opposite ... everybody is taking a shot at the dry side-pot. I don't get it, can someone enlighten me? This bet makes no sense (to me), you've respresented a big hand, the board has hit a big hand, you bet out, small blind folds and if you don't have the all-in beat you win absolutely zero. If it were more than 3-handed then maybe the bet makes sense on a draw heavy board to "protect" and try and get heads-up against the all-in, where you may have a good chance of having the better hand. But with 3 people? A SB who called 3 cold? He likely hit and given his play on this hand he's calling down with a better hand. I don't get it .... what does the bet accomplish?

Sorry for the rant guys, I'm probably just dense about this. Could someone educate me?
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Old 10-15-2007, 03:57 PM
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Default Re: Live 40/80 TT on button, tough flop spot.

The reason you bet here is because it's limit hold'em and you're only risking 1 sb to win 12. It's likely we are ahead often enough here but when players are loose PF and tricky postflop it's hard to put them on a hand, so playing perfectly (avoiding bets when we are already behind) is impossible, so we take the safe option and bet.

This might get SB to fold a hand like K8 or buy a free showdown.
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:39 PM
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Default Re: Live 40/80 TT on button, tough flop spot.

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BB 3-bets (Who the hell knows what he has? He appears to have one more small bet and is ready to go home). I cap to attempt to isolate/for value. No dice, SB calls again.

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This is limit hold 'em. No one folds for two more bets preflop when they have already put two bets in, even at places where the cap is 5 bets. Actually, no one folds in limit hold 'em, ever. That said, the 4-bet in this situation was a good value raise.

Postflop play has already been well discussed in this thread. Bet it once and be done with it if Villian calls.
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:47 PM
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Default Re: Live 40/80 TT on button, tough flop spot.

This is excellent advise, IMO. The only thing I'd like to add is one reason to bet the flop here is that sb would think you must have something to be betting into a zero dollar side pot and if you can get him to fold this already large pot for the price of one small bet, that's +++EV. And if he calls you then will almost always have the option of seeing two more cards for the price of that one small bet. Win, win for you.
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:53 AM
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Default Thoughts and results...

Thoughts: I botched the hand. I should have bet the flop (last money I put in unimproved) and folded to any aggression. My thoughts were along the lines of: if I bet, any gutshot is getting easy odds to call and I don't know where I stand. I check the flop and hope the turn blanks, and he checks to me and I bet it then to get the fold. All this under the illusion that Im protected from a bluff because of the all-in. I should have known better.

Results: I check the flop. Turn comes a blank. SB leads into me and I fold. I later find out he likes betting with no hand as in the K7s thread. The river comes a 6. And no betting obviously. SB shows KQo for nut no pair. BB shows 65 and is given a gift because of my mistake. (However, he did give me two $1 blue chips back later on).

Thanks for your thoughts,

Garland
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:20 PM
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Default Re: Thoughts and results...

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Thoughts: I botched the hand. I should have bet the flop (last money I put in unimproved) and folded to any aggression.

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folding to aggression would be another mistake. Your getting 19:1 for a 3.5 out draw, call. Keep in mind the villain might get cold feet and check the turn.
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