did i play this too slow?



Apr 13, 2008
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pokerstars Game #16690288206: Hold'em No Limit ($0.10/$0.25) - 2008/04/13 - 01:26:33 (ET)
Table 'Oskar II' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: the cut off ($16.15 in chips)
Seat 2: Liumaster ($24.15 in chips)
Seat 3: crisb732002 ($10.15 in chips)
Seat 4: beebslp ($23.65 in chips)
Seat 5: VenusFlyTrap ($22 in chips)
Seat 6: 6422819 ($25 in chips)
Seat 7: DSchwo ($24.60 in chips)
Seat 8: thisNewERA ($23.40 in chips)
Seat 9: Cherry1983 ($7.75 in chips)
DSchwo: posts small blind $0.10
thisNewERA: posts big blind $0.25
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to thisNewERA [9d 9c]
Cherry1983: folds
the cut off: folds
Liumaster: folds
crisb732002: raises $1.25 to $1.50
beebslp: calls $1.50
VenusFlyTrap: folds
6422819: folds
DSchwo: folds
thisNewERA: calls $1.25
*** FLOP *** [9s 3s 7c]
thisNewERA: bets $1
crisb732002: calls $1
beebslp: calls $1
*** TURN *** [9s 3s 7c] [5c]
thisNewERA: bets $1
crisb732002: calls $1
beebslp: calls $1
*** RIVER *** [9s 3s 7c 5c] [Jh]
thisNewERA: bets $5
crisb732002: raises $1.65 to $6.65 and is all-in
beebslp: folds
thisNewERA: calls $1.65
*** SHOW DOWN ***
crisb732002: shows [Jd Jc] (three of a kind, Jacks)
thisNewERA: shows [9d 9c] (three of a kind, Nines)
crisb732002 collected $22.75 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $23.90 | Rake $1.15
Board [9s 3s 7c 5c Jh]
Seat 1: the cut off folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Liumaster folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: crisb732002 showed [Jd Jc] and won ($22.75) with three of a kind, Jacks
Seat 4: beebslp folded on the River
Seat 5: VenusFlyTrap folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: 6422819 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: DSchwo (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: thisNewERA (big blind) showed [9d 9c] and lost with three of a kind, Nines
Seat 9: Cherry1983 folded before Flop (didn't bet)


Jan 16, 2008
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well I dont have that much expirience at online play...
but I think you did played it too slow... and a way too low bet on the turn if you ask me... with 2 spades and even a straight possible on the table you betted only 1$... I would have made it 3/4 of the pot or even a pot sized bet on the turn... and hope for everybody folding...


Jan 29, 2008
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Its generally a bad idea to slow play hands at micro limits - normally because of situations like this where villains catch hands on the river. The post-flop bet seems a little small at only 1$ into a 4.50$ pot, with flush and possible straight draws out there your giving your opponents odds to call with, same with the turn bet.

However saying that i dont think you would have pushed the villain off his jacks with the board as it is. Theres no flush's possible, and he probably doubts woul would have called his pre-flop raise with low connectors so hes not that worried about the straight. He probably out you on A9 or something similar and thought his jacks were good the whole time, and would have called bigger raises.


May 20, 2005
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I would have bet more on the turn here. With a straight and flush draw out there, most player will chase it for the extra dollar.