Originally Posted by bobnrone
$1.50 9-man sng on stars, 8 players left.
blinds 25/50, I have 1300 chips left
I´m in co with Ah 3s, everyone folds and I raise to 100.
Button and SB fold, BB(3k chips) calls.
7h Ad 9c
He bets 50, I call
He bets 50, I raise to 200 and he calls
He checks, I bet 350, he puts me all in and I call.
He shows 4c 5c and wins the pot with a club flush against my three aces.
Probably should have raised on the flop?
Several mistakes were made during this hand.
You do not want to open these type of hands so early in the tournament. When opening these type of hands your main goal should be stealing the blinds and antees. Becouse the blinds are small and antees have not kicked in yet there is no point in opening. Small preflop mistakes lead to big ones postflop.
2. Bet sizing
When you do decide to raise I still think you are trying to steal the blinds. Becouse of that you want to price out SB and BB from calling or give them a chance to make a mistake preflop and make -EV call. When you bet that small BB gets 3.5/1 on a call and you don't know what your opponent is calling with. 4 5s is an easy call for him giving the price he is getting. When you bet 3 or 3.5BB you can specify the range he has when he calls or raises.
3.Not raising on the flop
When you open and the opponent who I assume is fishy donk bets in to you OOP I almost always assume he wants to see the next 2 streets cheaply or is holding a small pocket pair, some draws or midle pairs. There you want to make around a pot size bet againt to price him out of his draws and gice him a chance to make a -EV call.
4. Raising/raising small on the turn
You have showdown value there and the opponent is giving you the right price to pay and you might have the best hand there.You should just call. If you do decide to raise your bet sizing should be at least 3/4 of the pot.
5.Raising the river
When you raise the general thought is to make better hands fold or to make worse hands call. Looking at the board, your opponent and the way he played what can he call your bet with? Only thing that he can call here with that you beat are some 9 type hands. The flush draw is there, straight draws with some 65 and JT type hands that would donk on the flop . We disregard sets couse of his donking on the flop. Generally when fish raise especially passive fish they have the goods. Check raise on the river is especially strong and now we disregard the 9 type hands and becouse of the way he played earlier streets you must consider folding here.