Sunday, June 4, 2017

Saturday Night Live Poker

I checked the waiting list for $1/$3 at 7 pm and there wasn't one!  I was seated in the MGM poker room before 8 pm.  I was in seat 5 to start out.

I open to $7 with A,7.  Seat 2, in the SB, makes it $15.  I call and seat 8 calls.  The flop is A,7,8 rainbow.  SB leads out for $5 and I make it $10.  The lady calls and SB makes it $25.  Only I call.  The turn is a 3.  He bets $25, I make it $50, and he is all-in for $7 more.  I call and the river is a blank.  He shows A,K.  I win and am up to $322.

I move to seat 10 in order to get on the right side of a big stack who likes to raise pre-flop.  I open to $12 with 10,10 and get three callers.  The flop is 6,8,3.  I bet $20 and get one caller.  Turn is A and he leads out for $20.  I call and the river is a 10.  He bets $20 and I raise to $80.  He folds.

Approaching midnight, I'm sitting on $395 and am getting ready to call it a night.  I look down at 8,8 and open to $15.  Seat 2, big stack, makes it $30.  Only I call.  The flop is 8,9,A and I check.  He bets $25 and I call.  The turn is a J.  I check and he bets $100.  

What do we know about the villain:  He replaced the guy I stacked from the A,7 hand.  He was involved in a three-way all-in hand on the flop, holding A,A, and the flop was 6,10,5.  All three players had over $500.  He won a $1500 pot.


In another hand, I was UTG with A,Q and bet $10.  He raised to $30 and the SB called.  I folded, he ended up having 10,10 vs her A,K.

Back to the hand.  I move all-in and he makes the call.  River is a 6 and I turn over 8,8.  He turns over A,A.

How could I have played it differently?  Maybe I can just call the turn?  If I check the river (or lead out) and he bets (or raises), can I fold a set?

6 comments:

  1. My opinion: You have to play a set like it's the nuts. If it isn't well, c'est la vie.

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    1. Calling the turn and checking the river maybe a better line.

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    2. I agree with MOJO. His hand looked more like A-K to me. You were coolered and there was not much you could do about it.

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  2. u absolutely should not fold. most of the time, u win, well over 50%

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  3. You don't describe stack sizes, but it's definitely tough to get away from a set for 100BB if that's the effective sizes. I had a similar situations except in a limp pot. I'll be posting that when I have time.

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    1. He is over $1000 and I'm $395. OK.

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