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How to protect a hand?

Postby exabet » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:59 am

Edit: Went back to read again...actually he was going for flush and straight draws... so guess I'm the donk here... sigh maybe shouldn't play so early in morning...still blur...should also have sat out and observe first.

Made a few mistakes. First hand of game, I just sat down. No reads. Flopped 2 pair, top and bottom. Pretty sure villain had a flush draw. Raise to protect, villain calls to river.

PokerStars Game #13245492871: Hold'em No Limit ($0.05/$0.10) - 2007/11/14 - 20:54:04 (ET)
Table 'Desiderata III' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: Mr_Ee_Man ($17.90 in chips)
Seat 2: TomCatNH ($4.75 in chips)
Seat 3: henketico ($9.85 in chips)
Seat 4: Exabet ($10 in chips)
Seat 5: Jim9137 ($2.50 in chips)
Seat 6: CCUSTER 911 ($7.40 in chips)
Seat 7: Rockin' D ($5.60 in chips)
Seat 8: bdiddy976 ($8.20 in chips)
Seat 9: gridhusker ($10.40 in chips)
Rockin' D: posts small blind $0.05
bdiddy976: posts big blind $0.10
Exabet: posts big blind $0.10
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Exabet [3h Ks]
gridhusker: folds
Mr_Ee_Man: folds
TomCatNH: folds
henketico: calls $0.10
Exabet: checks
Jim9137: folds
CCUSTER 911: folds
Rockin' D: calls $0.05
bdiddy976: checks
*** FLOP *** [Js Kd 3s]
Rockin' D: checks
bdiddy976: checks
henketico: bets $0.20
Exabet: raises $0.80 to $1
Rockin' D: folds
bdiddy976: folds
henketico: calls $0.80
*** TURN *** [Js Kd 3s] [9h]
henketico: checks
Exabet: bets $2
henketico: calls $2
*** RIVER *** [Js Kd 3s 9h] [7s]
henketico: checks
Exabet: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
henketico: shows [9s Ts] (a flush, Jack high)
Exabet: mucks hand
henketico collected $6.10 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $6.40 | Rake $0.30
Board [Js Kd 3s 9h 7s]
Seat 1: Mr_Ee_Man folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: TomCatNH folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: henketico showed [9s Ts] and won ($6.10) with a flush, Jack high
Seat 4: Exabet mucked [3h Ks]
Seat 5: Jim9137 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: CCUSTER 911 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Rockin' D (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 8: bdiddy976 (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 9: gridhusker folded before Flop (didn't bet)
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Re: How to protect a hand?

Postby DM101 » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:47 am

From experience, 2 pocket pairs are not always a good hand to play.
You have to be wary when villain called after your bet. He probably flopped a set of 3s, got his pocket Js & Ks, on a str8 draw or on a flush draw.
You are playing micro stakes limit and very often u will find many chasers, calling stations and gamblers seeking for your honesty. They just dun care about pot odds.
Better luck next time mate.
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Re: How to protect a hand?

Postby exabet » Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:00 pm

Its ok, I made back my money eventually anyway. In a way because of this hand, people were more willing to play against me and I made my money back.
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Re: How to protect a hand?

Postby donnylucky » Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:42 pm

2 pairs on a flop like this, I'll raise him anytime. I don't think Villain will be on a set, most players at this limit get too tricky with sets, they'll probably CR or CC, waiting to raise on the more expensive turn. Don't think he's on JJ, KK either, he would have raised PF, Low probability that he's on 33, since you have the other 3. Villain range, J3, KJ, K3, KQ, any draws. His min-betting on the flop highly suggest that he's got middle pair, TPWK or some sort of draw.

I really like the raise on the flop, you didn't give the Villain odds to hit his flush/Gutshot SD, in the long run, you're breaking him. I think you play this hand aggressively and well, sucks on the river though. You lost the least you could with the check on the river. WP.
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