Friday, April 6, 2012

Top set on the flop - what's next?

Preflop villain 3better is a superfish (53-26-1),...and the button man is reasonable at 13-11-3...


BB: $24.30
UTG: $35.08
UTG+1: $70.27
MP: $25.00
Hero (CO): $32.20
BTN: $25.00
SB: $20.00

SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero has J J

UTG raises to $0.55, UTG+1 raises to $0.85, MP calls $0.85, Hero calls $0.85, BTN calls $0.85, fold, fold, UTG calls $0.30

Flop: ($4.60, 5 players) J 3 6
UTG checks, UTG+1 bets $4.50, fold, Hero calls $4.50, BTN calls $4.50, fold

Turn: ($18.10, 3 players) 8
UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $12.00, BTN calls $12.00, fold

River: ($42.10, 2 players) Q
Hero bets $14.85 and is all-in, BTN calls $7.65 and is all-in



Flop, you had the nuts, why didn't you raise?

The thing is, you always want to give villain the opportunity to fold their hand. You can only do this when you bet/raise. If you check/call, you are not giving them the chance to fold.