re: Poker & Under Full house
Originally Posted by mac11
Hi. After making two donkey calls with an under full house on a two paired board in six max I said I would never make that mistake again.
In the very first hand in a low stakes heads up sit 'n go today I ended up with an under full by the river and I'm not sure if I played the hand right or not.
I call a pre-flop raise with 7 5 on the button. Flop comes Q 8 7. Villain checks, I check. The turn comes 8. Villain bets pot, I call. The river is a 7.
Villain bets 2/3 pot.
As it's the first hand, the pot is small in relation to stacks. I'm thinking, if I raise and he shoves, I'm in a bad spot. I just call and villain shows queen jack and I take the pot.
I thought afterwards it was a mistake. I maybe should have raised and would have got a call from a Q and if villain has a 8, it's a cooler heads up. What ya think?
Seems to me you utilized excellent pot control in a situation that clearly called for it. Without a really good read on your opponents range, I think you got it right. I mean, if it were an MTT you could have faced the overfull and been gone if you called or doubled up. If cash, it might have paid in the long run to raise and call a shove (would the number of times your underfull is good make more money than the times you lose to an overfull?), but I don't get into cash much. Even then, when your hand is vulnerable and you have no info, pot control is the way to go, right?