$10NL full ring; Extracting value

NineLions

NineLions

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Stacks: - SB with $3.90 - BB with $10.00 - UTG with $9.45 - UTG+1 with $10.50 - MP1 with $4.25 - MP2 with $8.30 - CO with $6.15 - BTN with $11.20
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Blinds: $0.00/$0.00
Site: full tilt poker
* - Dealt to BB:4♠ 4♣
* - Sklansky group 7
Preflop:
* - MP1 calls [$0.10]
* - CO calls [$0.10]
* - BTN calls [$0.10]
* - SB calls [$0.05]
* - Hero checks
* - Folds: 3
* - Potsize: $0.5
Flop:
* - Q♦ 4♦ A♥
* - SB bets [$0.40]
* - Hero raises to $1.25
* - CO calls [$1.25]
* - BTN calls [$1.25]
* - SB calls [$0.85]
* - Folds: 1
* - Potsize: $5.5
Turn:
* - 9♠
* - SB bets [$2.55, and is all in]

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Months back I was doing fine at $10, went to $25 and was doing fine, but started working on some slight adjustments and it threw my game off. After not playing much ring since July I'm planning to go back and rebuild my ring game, and went back to $10NL for an indefinite period until I get comfortable with it again.

Table is typical limpy/weak. I've taken a couple blinds/limped pots preflop just by raising properly.


I was hesitant to repop the flop bet as I was afraid of losing everyone, but I hoped that with that AQ on the flop, someone would stay around. I didn't really expect 3 callers.


On the turn the SB is all-in, CO has a bit more money, and Button has a nice stack to bite into, but the diamond draw is still there as well. What's the best bet size option? Given how limpy the table is, it's not inconceivable someone has limped AQ.
 
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Emperor IX

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Honestly at these limits I don't mind just min-raising this. A call is scary because then they'll have the right odds to draw at a flush, and a shove will likely scare SOMEONE out. Raising it would get some more money in the pot.

Basically you're willing to go all in, but being the one to put them in isn't nearly as satisfying, and you may not get both callers
 
KyleJRM

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There is a flush draw and some straight draws on the board. Make them pay through the nose for their draws without hesitation.

A set is a great hand, but it is not so unbeatable that you want to slowplay it on a drawy board. If it was A-9-4 rainbow, that'd be different.
 
ChuckTs

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I actually don't mind a minraise here either. $5 into a $10 pot will give any draw bad-ish odds and will also get good value from an ace.
 
NineLions

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Full Tilt poker game #4342216487: Table Bel Port - $0.05/$0.10 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:07:15 ET - 2007/11/30
Seat 1: Fletch_smf ($3.90)
Seat 2: NineLions ($10)
Seat 3: donger123 ($9.45)
Seat 4: jsallan ($10.50)
Seat 5: folkstar ($4.25)
Seat 6: bad excuxe ($10.85), is sitting out
Seat 7: Pickup ($8.30)
Seat 8: Lurch411 ($6.15)
Seat 9: repsac343 ($11.20)
Fletch_smf posts the small blind of $0.05
NineLions posts the big blind of $0.10
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NineLions [4s 4c]
donger123 folds
jsallan folds
folkstar calls $0.10
Pickup folds
Lurch411 has 15 seconds left to act
Lurch411 calls $0.10
repsac343 calls $0.10
Fletch_smf has 15 seconds left to act
Fletch_smf calls $0.05
NineLions checks
*** FLOP *** [Qd 4d Ah]
Fletch_smf bets $0.40
NineLions has 15 seconds left to act
NineLions raises to $1.25
folkstar folds
Lurch411 has 15 seconds left to act
Lurch411 calls $1.25
repsac343 has 15 seconds left to act
repsac343 calls $1.25
Fletch_smf calls $0.85
*** TURN *** [Qd 4d Ah] [9s]
Fletch_smf bets $2.55, and is all in
NineLions has 15 seconds left to act
NineLions raises to $5.10
Lurch411 folds
repsac343 is sitting out
repsac343 folds
NineLions shows [4s 4c]
Fletch_smf shows [As Jc]
Uncalled bet of $2.55 returned to NineLions
*** RIVER *** [Qd 4d Ah 9s] [6h]
NineLions shows three of a kind, Fours
Fletch_smf shows a pair of Aces
NineLions wins the pot ($9.55) with three of a kind, Fours
Fletch_smf is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $10.60 | Rake $1.05
Board: [Qd 4d Ah 9s 6h]
Seat 1: Fletch_smf (small blind) showed [As Jc] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 2: NineLions (big blind) showed [4s 4c] and won ($9.55) with three of a kind, Fours
Seat 3: donger123 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: jsallan didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: folkstar folded on the Flop
Seat 6: bad excuxe is sitting out
Seat 7: Pickup didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: Lurch411 folded on the Turn
Seat 9: repsac343 (button) folded on the Turn


Minraise it is. Hand converter doesn't seem to be working right now.

SB turns over AJ, says "nh" to which I reply "ty, lucky" and he leaves the table.
 
Emperor IX

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Well, nicely played anywho. Surprised both of them got away, really. Wonder what they had then?
 
ChuckTs

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Minraises preflop are terrible for reasons listed in several threads here, but I think there are definitely spots for them postflop. This was a pretty perfect spot for it IMO; well played NL.
 
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perfect execution
 
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