Did I lose value on this board?
I've been trying to get more value out of my premium hands. I thought he might have the straight or something like 2 pair. I felt he was going all in and then he stopped. Should I have went all in on the river or maybe bumped my raise up more? I was concerned about other boats. I typically don't min-raise. I guess I was just being too lazy to type in a value. Maybe on the re-raise I should have raised $1 or went all in?
I will give you my reasoning why I played the way I did:
* I limped with the ace because aces are strong in short handed play and by limping if anyone had a bigger hand I could fold. I'd also have some stealth.
* I raised only 3 cent because I felt it unlikely I was up against anything 2 dangerous and I had 2 callers to act behind me. I thought I could get both to call. Unfortunately the other player didnt call.
* I raised 8 cent because the possibility of a straight became more likely and I wanted to start protecting my hand but not scare out a potential draw. I didn't know he made his hand this street.
* The final raise on the river was rather small. This was like my first hand against him. I thought the straight was a possibility but was really concerned about another boat. I also thought 2 low pair was a good possibility. I thought if I went all-in then no way 2 low pair would pay me off. If I had known he had the straight then I would have got payed off but 10 cent is rather small bet for a straight. I was more likely to put himo n 2 pair.
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Game #18526262224: Hold'em No Limit ($0.01/$0.02) - 2008/07/02 - 06:04:39 (ET)
Table 'Sargas II' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: Tezaro ($3.12 in chips)
Seat 5: sargeyboo ($2.32 in chips)
Seat 9: light65536 ($2.48 in chips)
Tezaro: posts small blind $0.01
sargeyboo: posts big blind $0.02
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to light65536 [Ah 8c]
light65536: calls $0.02
Tezaro: calls $0.01
sargeyboo: raises $0.02 to $0.04
light65536: calls $0.02
Tezaro: calls $0.02
*** FLOP *** [As 8d 9h]
light65536: bets $0.03
Tezaro: calls $0.03
*** TURN *** [As 8d 9h] 7♣
light65536: bets $0.08
Tezaro: calls $0.08
*** RIVER *** [As 8d 9h 7c] A♦
Tezaro: bets $0.10
light65536: raises $0.15 to $0.25
Tezaro: raises $0.15 to $0.40
light65536: raises $0.15 to $0.55
Tezaro: calls $0.15
*** SHOW DOWN ***
light65536: shows [Ah 8c] (a full house, Aces full of Eights)
Tezaro: mucks hand
light65536 collected $1.39 from pot
Tezaro said, "n1"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $1.44 | Rake $0.05
Board [As 8d 9h 7c Ad]
Seat 1: Tezaro (small blind) mucked [Th Jh]
Seat 5: sargeyboo (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 9: light65536 (button) showed [Ah 8c] and won ($1.39) with a full house, Aces full of Eights