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Rock Star
Feb 10, 2008
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Or at least I feel like one...

I thought he was trying to buy the pot as the last hand I was in with him I let him value bet into me on the flop and turn and then I pot sized bet to him on the river which made him fold.

I suppose I should have sat back and thought about what he had. He could have easily been playing J9 which would have landed him two pair...or even 79 would have beaten me as well.

***** Game number #16560333673 *****
Hold'em No Limit ($0.02/$0.05) - 2008/04/07 - 16:40:24 (ET)
Table 'Wil' 6-max
Seat 4 (BTN) has the button.
Hero posts small blind [$0.02]
BB posts big blind [$0.05]
Seat 1 : UTG with $9.84.
Seat 2 : $nowm4n with $12.25.
Seat 3 : CO with $6.88.
Seat 4 : BTN with $13.42.
Seat 5 : Hero with $5.77.
Seat 6 : BB with $7.64.

** Dealing hole cards **
Dealt to Hero :
:qd4: :jc4:
Sklansky group: 5
UTG: folds
$nowm4n calls [$0.05]
CO: folds
BTN calls [$0.05]
Hero raises $0.15 to $0.20
BB calls [$0.15]
$nowm4n: folds
BTN calls [$0.15]
** Dealing Flop ** [Potsize: $0.65]
:jh4: :9s4: :7h4:
Hero bets [$0.35]
BB: folds
BTN raises $0.35 to $0.70
Hero calls [$0.35]
** Dealing Turn ** [Potsize: $2.05]
Hero bets [$0.95]
BTN raises $2.35 to $3.30
Hero raises $1.57 to $4.87 [ all-in ]
BTN calls [$1.57]
** Dealing River ** [Potsize: $11.79]
** Showdown **
Hero shows a pair of Jacks:
:qd4: :jc4:
BTN shows three of a kind, Sevens:
:7d4: :7s4:
BTN collected $11.24 from pot
[$nowm4n] nais
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $11.79 | Rake $0.55
Board [Jh 9s 7h 5d Ad]
Seat 2: $nowm4n folded before Flop
Seat 4: BTN (button) showed [7d 7s] and won ($11.24) with three of a kind, Sevens
Seat 5: Hero (small blind) showed [Qd Jc] and lost with a pair of Jacks
Seat 6: BB (big blind) folded on the Flop


Stacks & Stacks
Feb 7, 2008
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IMHO you're bets are too weak, especially your turn bet. You have to charge the draws more. Opponents minraise should have shut you down on such a draw heavy board. At these stakes the minraise is usually a made hand's poor attempt to inflate the pot w/o driving away the opponent and unfortunately in this case it worked.


Mar 14, 2008
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I'm not sure I like the preflop raise, your putting yourself in a raised pot out of position with a trouble hand. I'd just complete this here and bet about close to pot on the flop. No sense going broke over this hand, you have top pair 3rd kicker, probably just best to give up if you get too much resistance, people bluff a lot less than you probably think.


Cardschat Elite
Sep 2, 2007
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the moment he min raises you need to fold imo. I cant see someone min raising with a hand that you beat. Once you call the min raise however, check/call the turn they fold to a big river bet if unimproved


Rock Star
Feb 10, 2008
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hmmm I see...because he only minreraised me I should have realized that he was trying to milk me and was not value betting.