- Nov 10, 2022
- Total posts
- Game Format
- No Limit
- Table Format
- 6-max (6 seats)
There's much wrong with this hand, I apologise in advance.
I prefer tournaments, but I've taken to cash games to improve my post flop play.
I'm also trying to improve my heads up game, have been playing some of those.
The playback speed of the replay is much quicker than how the hand actually went down.
I had this opponent noted as a solid player, I witness some impressive folds/calls.
I allowed him to bluff me off a couple of hands as well, he had been running well, and you will notice he doubled his buy in stack of $20.
He limped into my BB, I woke up with JJ to raise 3x, and I end up flatting his re-raise.
Earlier in the day I was trapped by a limper, so I was cautious here, perhaps his re-raise represented QQ.
Not only would he have the set, but the hearts stick out like a sore thumb too.
We both check, which I thought was sensible at the time.
I get a free card and it's possible I would've folded to a raise anyway.
I've hit a set of my own.
He checks to me, I raise half the pot, he calls.
I'm bewildered at this point - does he have QQ? Is he still worried about the flush?
He checks back to me now that the board is paired.
I'm not even thinking clearly at this point, and I'm worried about another cash game trap.
I check back to be shown his A8.
I instantly leave the table and call it day, I'm frustrated how that hand unfolded.
Want to keep my profitable day intact, and go to bed in semi-decent mood.
Cash games have been up/down past two or three days.
I've flopped TPTK a few times , only to be called to the river where the opponent has hit KJ against my AK, or Q10 against my A10, etc.
My QQ was outdone by j6 on the river at one point. He remarkably re-raised me on the turn when 6 hit, I thought maybe he made a set.
I call the bet and his J hit on the river, he checked the river and I only checked back. So frustrating to know he called the my flop CBet with J high!
Despite that , the cash game re-raise on the turn/river is a nightmare, especially because it's usually solid.
I acknowledge cash game players are better post flops players, but in these stake levels I've seen a wide mix of tight players, aggressive bluffers, and mad punters.
It's really difficult to assign a range at times.
The end goal is improve my post flop play in tournaments, as well as being able to hold my own in a higher stakes cash game.
As I said above, I left the table instantly after the hand at the top of this thread, so any feedback would be appreciated.
Likewise, general cash game advice is welcome.
Thanks for your time, and I hope you don't come to exploit me at the tables