This is a discussion on $25 NLHE Full Ring: $ : 0.25 NL Holdem - Free card play within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; I'm trying to identify leaks in my game. I am thinking I might be using the wrong bet size for when I want to make
Don't limp pre. Call afterwards is okay I guess, although you might wanna throw some limp-reraises in there if you've got a limping game (which you shouldn't have). A3s is a good hand for that. But that also really depends on what kinda hands you limp with.
Flat flop, and if you're gonna raise, raise bigger. When you get 3-bet after raising, you have to go with it.
Good fold on the turn, but the fact you had to fold with a big draw in such a big pot really boils down to the messy pre-flop and flop play.
Hope this helped!
February 5th, 2017, 7:04 PM
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I am OK with the preflop call. I might have checked after the flop to get a cheaper turn card. good fold on the turn....
February 5th, 2017, 8:43 PM
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re: Poker & $25 NLHE Full Ring: $ : 0.25 NL Holdem - Free card play
If you are trying to identify leaks i will tell you right away the 1st and major leak is your limp preflop from UTG+1. Raise can be OK but even then if you get 3bet what you gonna do. OOP you would still have to fold. IP i guess its not that bad u have more options to pick up the pot but still he is probably raising hands that dominate your hand or leave you with a 3outer post flop(if he is raising 88+) so there are reverse implied odds there even if you call IP. I would much rather call in this spot with some suited connectors like 65s, 76s and try and outflop him
From EP im mostly raising or folding. I would only limp baby pairs, sometimes KK+ trying to set a trap or limp re-raise, and occasionaly suited connectors just to balance things out.
Post flop i think i would go for a call rather then a raise in this spot. I like to play draws aggresively too but you are IP against an opponent showing a relatively strong hand, you can realize your equity cheaply or you can semi bluff raise the turn if a scare card hits(9,T,J,Q,..). Some straights might pop up on the turn, trips, flushes and when you raise the turn on those hands his is going to have a tough time continuing even with AJ QQ+. Whether if you raise the flop and get 3bet you dont only miss your chance to realize your equity cheaply, you are getting in a fold-shove spot on the turn.
As played turn fold is ok.
February 6th, 2017, 3:14 AM
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shove flop is optimal.
playing only 1 card rather than 2 is bad.
When playing draws you want the best chances and thats to make sure you get to river and not get blown off your draw.