This is a discussion on $2 NLHE 6-max: Flopped a full house and getting bet into and raises called within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 6 players
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UTG (Hero): $3.39 (170 bb)
MP: $2.16 (108 bb)
CO: $8.66 (433 bb)
You hand is a fold preflop. Your range defeats only 3.6% of possible preflop combinations. In addition, your position UTG is one of the strongest in 6-max. So you must be more selective with the hands you play, from that position. And as you move farther away from the blinds, you can expand a bit your opening range.
All the pocket pairs, all the two gappers suited connectors, AT+, all the suited aces, etc.
Everything would be something like 21-22% preflop raise from UTG: You are a LAG player.
When you open that much two things are going to happen:
A) You will get many calls from opponents in position and out of position, which knowledge of your raise first from UTG of 22% and call with strong hands to trap you.
B) You will get a lot of 3-bets for value and the vast majority of your range should fold preflop to a 3-bet, in position and out of position specially fold. Unless you like and have ability to play postflop with a dominated range in a field where we know we can't bluff too much our opponents out of the pot.
Polarized preflop bet:
Average Regulars of 2 NLHE are well aware today of polarization: when it comes a 3.5x or 4x preflop raise from EP, we know it is a classic case of polarized range:
Polarized range: When either you really have strongs hands in your range and want the maximum value or you have trash hands in your range and desire more fold equity for preflop folds.
A more experient player will avoid 3-bet you, specially in position, when you give such a strong sizing preflop: the call will work better against your polarized range. A more experient player will call you a lot with polarized preflop sizes with all the pocket pairs and some suited connectors, when deep stacked, to get all of your chips when you hit your equity.
Another way of exploit your polarization, further, is to make another polarized 3-bet size for value against your huge 22% UTG's opening range. Summarizing: players are going to decapite you at the tables, figuratively speaking.
Forget the result of this hand. Remember that once in a while you will be nailed by pocket 5's in a spot like this and be forced to put all of your stack with a dominated full-house.
Of course you hit another 4 in the river. But we should not be results oriented by any means.
Rethink your preflop range and then start to think your postflop game.
By the way, I have a thread where I talk a lot about polarization preflop and postflop, if you are interested please leave your comments there: https://www.cardschat.com/forum/cash...ournal-450073/
If he had made a real bet, it could be ok to just call, since you are not afraid of any future cards, when you flop a full house. But when he bet so small, its almost not even a bet. So you need to make a real bet here and get some value. They can have a pocket pair, and if its a small one, its best to get money in now, before future cards scare them off. They can also have a wheel draw, and they can have 4X or 2X, even though its somewhat unlikely.
Now you raise, but its way way to small. You are missing heaps of value by these silly little bets and raises. Make it 35c at the very minimum.
Now finally you make a real raise, but its to little to late. Your hand is counterfeited now, and you split with any 4X.
This is a very badly played hand. Only your river decision is remotely good, everything else is frankly terrible. Sure you would not have gotten more out of him, when he had this exact hand, but you are missing tons of value by slowplaying, when someone has something better than this. And maybe even more importantly you need to be selective preflop and open only the best hands from UTG.
re: Poker & $2 NLHE 6-max: Flopped a full house and getting bet into and raises called
Raise the flop with your monsters, build the pot up and get as much cash in the pot so you can get stacks in by the river. Do not be afraid of players folding, they will still call a big bet if they have a good hand.
By the way, fold Preflop. Check out some hand ranges charts that are available all over the internet. Only very strong hands open UTG.
The 42s hand is not suitable for drawing, especially from the utg position. You are very lucky to have caught nuts. Now let's go to the postflop. On the flop, slowplay is good. On the turn, I would raise more to tie sb to the pot more strongly and go allin on the river