re: Poker & pocket 10's in live game
Tonight I was playing in a 0,50/1 NL live game, buying in for only 20€. At the end of the night I'd build my stack to around €65, which is about a days work for me. The game was incredibly wild and people were raising 5x bb all the time. At the last hand of the night I got pocket 10's dealt UTG (6 handed). I limped, hoping to see a cheapish flop and bust someone if I made my set. The guy behind me who was running extremely well raised it to €10 (so 10x BB) and got called by the ultimate calling station behind him (seriously, you could bet bottom pair for value against this guy). After some consideration I decided to cash out my winnings and laid my pocket 10's down.
Could someone please tell me that this was not an insanely bad laydown?
The pot for around €200 with the calling station calling off 100 bucks for a gutshot while the board came: K-10-9-10-4
The sentence in purple I don't like very much, (also buying-in very short) but I can understand wanting to get into a game even if it means you're underolled. Not ideal, but if you just play for fun, then so be it.
Concerning the hand, if you weren't playing with scared money and you really put him on a bigger pp, hand is fine. If you were scared of getting all your money preflop because he might have something like AK and negate all your winnings, hand is atrocious. As it stands, since we are a shortstack, I'd push all day here unless I had a very, very, VERY good read on villain (only raises 10BB JJ and up): he seemed very LAG by your comments and there was dead money in the pot already (calling station's chips).