Should I have let a free card come off?
PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (8 handed) - Poker-Stars
Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (http://www.flopturnriver.com)
Hero (Button) ($11.82)
: Hero is Button with A
, Q[image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/diamond.gif]
, UTG+1 bets $0.15
, 2 folds
, CO calls $0.15, Hero raises to $0.50
, 2 folds
, UTG+1 calls $0.35, 1 fold
: ($1.22) Q[image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/spade.gif], 3[image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/club.gif], A[image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/club.gif] (2 players)
UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $1.15
, 1 fold
$1.22 | Rake:
Hero didn't show A[image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/diamond.gif], Q[image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/diamond.gif].
Outcome: Hero won $1.17
Bit of a wierd one this. I know that betting with the best hand is the right thing to do and I do pretty much 100% of the time but looking back at this hand I can't but think I missed out on extracting extra value.
I guess with top 2-pair I am can draw to a full house though not as easily as he can make his flush. I am fairly sure I had the best hand after the flop and if he was on a flush draw wouldn't he have bet out on a semi bluff. I suppose he could be slow playing a set of threes but this is surely unlikely!
What do you guys think and what would you have done in position after the flop?
Just one extra thing in case someone suggestes a smaller bet. I believe the bet size to be pretty much irrelivent. All my c-bets are either 50%pot if I miss and decide to bet or 100%pot if I connect and decide to bet... plus 1/4 or the time (if my first card is a heart) I do the opposite. This gives the impression of pretty much random bets (7:5 ratio) while at the same time betting an amount that gets people wondering and confused (not 2/3-3/4 like everyone does) AND means that my average C-bet when I miss is 62.5%pot, and when I hit its 87.5%pot. I like it!