This is a discussion on $10 NLHE Full Ring: Is this a go broke situation, or a way to get away? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; Hero has :kc4: :qc4: at UTG. Is there a way to get away from this. No reads on the MP player. The games seems loose.
We need more information about this hand. What happened in preflop? The bet size you chose on the flop seems very small. I understand that you were looking to induce an increase, but I think that the size should still be a little bigger, since you really want to get value, disguising your hand in a low, purely speculative bet. A standard size could be 1/3 of the boat.
On the turn I find the increase made by the villain strange (since it is a minimum size). Generally these minimum increases, in micros limits, mean strength of value, when they come from tighter players. So concentrate on finding out, against what kind of rivals you face at the table. Perhaps a player of wider range, decides to increase on the turn, by opening a color line in his favor. But obviously this was not the case. These types of clashes are the coolers, and are often very difficult to avoid. So don't worry so much, with the final results you get in places like that.
Your open raise was very correct, considering the characteristics of the table and that you were out of position 2.5 bb + 1bb of sb + 1bb of bb = 4.5bb. Possibly you would have isolated yourself with an AX or maybe a medium pair in the mp range. In your same line you were only below AQ (4 combos).
re: Poker & $10 NLHE Full Ring: Is this a go broke situation, or a way to get away?
Originally Posted by prizzy711
Hero has at UTG. Is there a way to get away from this.
In short no. You made an oversized raise preflop, got called by a half stacker and flopped trips with second best kicker. If he can somehow beat that, its just a cooler. Good hand to him, reload, move on. Your line however was not great. Why are you min-betting the flop? Just make a normal 30-50% pot bet and get some value from a hand, that is almost always best.
As played you need to jam the turn. You are never folding on the river with so little left behind, and he is more likely to call with a worse hand now, than he is to bet it on the river. He could be going crazy with a hand like AJ of diamonds for instance, that picked up a flushdraw. Or he could have QJ, QT, that he is overplaying, but realise his mistake and check back on the river.
Agree with posters above. In general the minimum bet sizing to consider should typically be 1/4 pot to 1/3 pot in my opinion. The min .10 flop bet will induce raises just as much as a 1/4 pot raise then your 3 bet can be that much larger. Otherwise you can make a normal bet for value. I can understand wanting to down bet flops OOP on particular textures, especially in 3 bet pots, but betting 1 BB isn't really a thing.