Rockets and a Two Suited Flop...

Deathwish238

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Did I play this hand properly? Short handed, generally weak loose table.



***** Game number #16530299816 *****
Hold'em No Limit ($0.02/$0.05) - 2008/04/06 - 12:49:13 (ET)
Table 'Armida III' 6-max
Seat 3 (Hero) has the button.
Charly24 will be allowed to play after the button
SB posts small blind [$0.02]
BB posts big blind [$0.05]
Seat 1 : UTG with $4.95.
Seat 2 : MP with $5.36.
Seat 3 : Hero with $11.73.
Seat 5 : SB with $5.75.
Seat 6 : BB with $2.54.
hand.pl

** Dealing hole cards **
Dealt to Hero :
:ah4: :ac4:
Sklansky group: 1
UTG: folds
MP calls [$0.05]
Hero raises $0.05 to $0.10
SB calls [$0.08]
BB calls [$0.05]
MP calls [$0.05]
** Dealing Flop ** [Potsize: $0.4]
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:8c4: :jc4:
SB bets [$0.10]
BB: folds
MP calls [$0.10]
Hero raises $0.50 to $0.60
SB: folds
MP: folds
Hero collected $0.70 from pot
Hero: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $0.70 | Rake $0
Board [Td 8c Jc]
Seat 2: MP folded on the Flop
Seat 5: SB (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 6: BB (big blind) folded on the Flop
 
jewboy07

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low stakes and a draw heavy board so the raise on the flop is standard i think

you say the table is weak so you should have raised more pre-flop
aces are good but you dont want to play a four way pot with them
 
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Dont minraise. Raise to 25c preflop, maybe even higher at these stakes. Typical rule if you want to raise preflop is 3-4x the BB + 1 for every limper. Flop is standard.
 
Deathwish238

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Well I don't raise more than 1-2x the BB simply to help keep the pot smaller. I find myself betting much larger postflop if I cbet and/or bluff since the pot will be much bigger.

Is this not a good idea in attempts of pot size management?


Also, I'm afraid of chasing everyone out of the pot if I bet too big preflop...
 
Deathwish238

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haha okay...well do you have a comment regarding my previous post?
 
jewboy07

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Don't ever ever complain when your aces get cracked

^^^^
this

like say oppenent had 8-10 or a similar hand and ended up cracking your aces
the only reason he is in the hand is because of the small raise PF

min-raising is begging for your aces to get cracked
 
Deathwish238

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I suppose it's better I make no money at all than lose half my stack...
 
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Remember that AA is just a pair and will get beat 25% of the time it is played. At these stakes you MUST bet your big hands big. Too many people will stay in w/ good AA busters if it's only a minraise. IMHO your standard raise should be 4xBB + 1BB for each limper at these stakes.

As played you have to put in a big raise on that flop.
 
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GoodWoodRR

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I think u should have raised it more preflop. That way your big flop bet looks like ur trying to continuation bet a missed AK.
 
Deathwish238

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I do need to practice raising at least 3xBB.
 
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