2 Pair and a talkative Wifey

NuRelic

NuRelic

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PokerStars Game #15208386494: Hold'em No Limit ($0.02/$0.05) - 2008/02/11 - 07:05:33 (ET)
Table 'Ahrensa' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: tsubasa1980 ($3.78 in chips)
Seat 2: D4nien ($3.73 in chips)
Seat 3: schneeda ($12.09 in chips)
Seat 4: debbc ($1.34 in chips)
Seat 5: pokerlady247 ($11.04 in chips)
Seat 6: MurfSmurf ($9.16 in chips)
Seat 7: Jurassic87 ($12.12 in chips)
Seat 8: NuRelic ($6.05 in chips)
Seat 9: Wizler ($7.22 in chips)
schneeda: posts small blind $0.02
debbc: posts big blind $0.05
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NuRelic [:7h4::ah4:]
pokerlady247: folds
MurfSmurf: calls $0.05
Jurassic87: folds
NuRelic: calls $0.05
Wizler: folds
tsubasa1980: raises $0.20 to $0.25
D4nien: folds
schneeda: folds
debbc: folds
MurfSmurf: calls $0.20
NuRelic: calls $0.20 < I normally never play A7s, to begin with, but I was multi-tabling and my wife was telling me something about her work. So needless to say I was distracted, but even so I'm calling here because I'm getting almost 4:1 on my money.


*** FLOP *** [:7c4::5h4::ac4:]
MurfSmurf: bets $0.25
NuRelic: calls $0.25 < I meant to Pot it here (even scrubing the slide bar to bet), but I miss hit the call button because my wife was getting to the climax of her story. CRAP!
tsubasa1980: calls $0.25
*** TURN *** [:7c4::5h4::ac4:] [:6d4:]
MurfSmurf: bets $0.50
NuRelic: Do I still have an opportunity to save this hand?



Even though she was still telling me her story, I did come to my senses and realized that the FD was definitely pressing with tsubasa1980 in on the hand. I also was fairly certain that MurfSmurf Raised Pre-Flop so I wasn't too concerned about the possibility of a made straight. So what to do with my 2P? Because I was multi-tabling I didn't really have much of a read on MurfSmurf or tsubasa1980, so what say you?
 
arahel_jazz

arahel_jazz

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I think so. Either bet doesn't scream trips.

I put tsubasa on a large pocket pair - he was the one who raised pre-flop.
I put Smurf on a str8 draw (possibly made on the turn - or playing semi-bluff to get to his club flush)

Don't think I would raise here because I doubt you will chase Smurf out, you might get tsubasa to fold, but here I would call anything up to $1.50.

Anything not scary on the river (club, 4, 8, or 9) I would bet 2/3 of pot. Boat it, and a shove would depend on Smurf boy because you are in position against him. Value bet him if he checks, push if he bets anything.

I'm probably so wrong... but those are my thoughts.

I've been in similar situations too - but in my case it was the wifey yelling at me to get off the computer and do something around the house. Much more stressful.
 
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switch0723

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Firstly, any pt stats on the villains? or did you post them and i missed them?

Don't think I would raise here because I doubt you will chase Smurf out, you might get tsubasa to fold, but here I would call anything up to $1.50.

Anything not scary on the river (club, 4, 8, or 9) I would bet 2/3 of pot. Boat it, and a shove would depend on Smurf boy because you are in position against him. Value bet him if he checks, push if he bets anything.

I dont agree with calling sorry arahel. I think we are missing out on a whole load of value by doing that. I think it is safe to say we can assume we are ahead at this point, so we need to maximize value and calling isnt going to achieve that.

I would raise here to about 1.70$ to give flush and straight draws tempting but incorrect odds to call. We can also expect a call from an ace in this position aswell. If we are re raised, against an unknown i think i would have to lay it down unless you have some kind of stats, or if you have a read with them being loose and will raise with top pair or draws.

I feel like im missing mentioning something but i cant think what it is. Can anyone think what i have missed?
 
NuRelic

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Here's how it finished playing out...

NuRelic: raises $2 to $2.50
tsubasa1980: raises $0.78 to $3.28 and is all-in
MurfSmurf: folds
NuRelic: calls $0.78
*** RIVER *** [:7c4::5h4::ac4::6d4:] [:8h4:]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
NuRelic: shows [:7h4::ah4:] (two pair, Aces and Sevens)
tsubasa1980: mucks hand
NuRelic collected $8.23 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $8.63 | Rake $0.40
Board [7c 5h Ac 6d 8h]
Seat 1: tsubasa1980 mucked [:jd4::as4:]
Seat 2: D4nien (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: schneeda (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: debbc (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: pokerlady247 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: MurfSmurf folded on the Turn
Seat 7: Jurassic87 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: NuRelic showed [:7h4::ah4:] and won ($8.23) with two pair, Aces and Sevens
Seat 9: Wizler folded before Flop (didn't bet)
 
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switch0723

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yep ended up being pretty standard, raising to get action from the aces, and we succesfully pushed out the draw. Well played sir
 
arahel_jazz

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I nearly always get killed with 2 pair in situations like that.
 
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