This is a discussion on €4 NLHE 6-max: Brutal straight against my set within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; Villian Stats (VPIP/PFR/AF): 42/32/1
I have no idea what I did wrong? I was sure he can't have seven but what happened :mad:
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On the turn its just a cooler, and its fine to get stacked, but I dont think, you played preflop and flop optimally. Especially preflop it is to passive to just call. When you take TT 4-ways to the flop, you are essentially playing it as a setmine, which mean, you get little more value, than you do from 22. With dead money from two field callers this is a perfect spot for a squeeze play. You can take down a 10.5 BB pot right here and now, which is fantastic, or you can create a heads up situation, where your hand perform better.
As played this is one of the rare situations, where I would advocate to lead the flop. You are likely to have the best hand, but its also very vulnerable, so you dont want it to get checked through and give everyone a free card to get there with their KJ or AQ or whatever. Also initiative matter less in multiway pots, and the preflop raiser is not likely to be betting with air, just because he is the preflop raiser.
On the turn you spike top set, awesome. And now I would advocate going for a check-raise rather than lead for the size of the pot. He would then have gone all in, and still stacked you, but a check-raise is better against his entire range, and you give SB a better chance to put more money in behind.
The main point here though is to 3-bet preflop. A solid 3-bet preflop might have gotten 97s out of the hand, and if he still continue, at least you are charging him to try to draw out on you and cutting down on his implied odds. So in a sense you created your own cooler here by playing to passive preflop and allowing him to see a cheap flop.
Thank you for the great answer fundiver199 (https://www.cardschat.com/members/fundiver199/).
Yeah, I agree, I have been too passive lately. I considered to 3bet PF, terrible mistake. This hand was one of the last hands in not profitable session, so I was a little bit tilted and too scared to raise.
re: Poker & €4 NLHE 6-max: Brutal straight against my set
Your mistake was to call preflop.
You had a good hand to prevent several limpers from being active.
The objective in these cases is to prevent many people from joining the well, to reduce the variance.
Perhaps with a 4x increase we are more likely to eliminate speculative combos and isolate ourselves with narrow ranges that can pay up to 3 bets (AK; AQ; AJ)
Anyway, this board is taking a very co-structured structure, for which we must act wisely.
In the flop we should place a bet for value.
It can be between 50-70% size of the boat.
If we get paid, we should probably evaluate a check-push on the turn.
The process consists of blocking streets to the limpers and isolating ourselves with hands that want to be used as lantern receivers: AT; 6-8; 8-8 and in the highest range: A-A; K-K; Q-Q; J-J.
Using this strategy decreases the probability of encountering speculative hands that defeat us on the river.