Good Read or Lucky Call?

royalburrito24

royalburrito24

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I believe I made a good read on him not having a big pair, but got lucky that his small pair wasnt still larger than mine
thoughts?

full tilt poker Game #4357877982: $2 + $0.25 Sit & Go (33048018), Table 4 - 80/160 - No Limit Hold'em - 15:00:09 ET - 2007/12/01
Seat 1: Bump0N7Run (7,745)
Seat 2: Ted Wellington (4,085)
Seat 3: jbartow27 (8,400)
Seat 4: mondo75 (5,140)
Seat 5: PEGGY E (1,580)
Seat 6: crankatorium (4,335)
Seat 7: motocrosser1 (7,500)
Seat 8: MrNic2302 (5,265)
Seat 9: royalburrito24 (6,095)
Bump0N7Run posts the small blind of 80
Ted Wellington posts the big blind of 160
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to royalburrito24 [7h 7c]
jbartow27 folds
mondo75 calls 160
PEGGY E calls 160
crankatorium has 15 seconds left to act
crankatorium calls 160
motocrosser1 folds
MrNic2302 folds
royalburrito24 has 15 seconds left to act
royalburrito24 raises to 720
Bump0N7Run folds
Ted Wellington folds
mondo75 has 15 seconds left to act
mondo75 folds
PEGGY E folds
crankatorium has 15 seconds left to act
crankatorium raises to 4,335, and is all in
royalburrito24 calls 3,615
crankatorium shows [6d 6c]
royalburrito24 shows [7h 7c]

*** FLOP *** [3s Qh 3c]
*** TURN *** [3s Qh 3c] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [3s Qh 3c 2s] [Js]
crankatorium shows two pair, Sixes and Threes
royalburrito24 shows two pair, Sevens and Threes
royalburrito24 wins the pot (9,230) with two pair, Sevens and Threes
crankatorium stands up
 
Melkor

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Not a complete donk call by any means, I mean, his limp doesn't seem strong but at the same time 77 will only be dominating the hand he showed, so it is a lucky situation in this example. Still, I would be thinking I was racing with two overcards like QJ or something along those lines, A9 perhaps.

I am not sure about the first raise though. Three people in the pot, big chunk of chips committed on a medium pair, I would limp along with position and go set hunting. I suppose driving people out allows you to play your pair stronger on the flop, but a big raise like this will never be that likely to be flat called, only raised, and getting into an all-in situation with 77 will leave you feeling uncomfortable.
 
royalburrito24

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Not a complete donk call by any means, I mean, his limp doesn't seem strong but at the same time 77 will only be dominating the hand he showed, so it is a lucky situation in this example. Still, I would be thinking I was racing with two overcards like QJ or something along those lines, A9 perhaps.

I am not sure about the first raise though. Three people in the pot, big chunk of chips committed on a medium pair, I would limp along with position and go set hunting. I suppose driving people out allows you to play your pair stronger on the flop, but a big raise like this will never be that likely to be flat called, only raised, and getting into an all-in situation with 77 will leave you feeling uncomfortable.

i thought about limping, but I decided that i would make a semi steal here and play my position.
 
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Limp-shove generally does mean small pair, but I think calling the shove (also raising to 720 is too much imo) with 77 is marginal simply because he will crush us with 88 and 99 enough of the time to make it risque.
 
royalburrito24

royalburrito24

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Limp-shove generally does mean small pair, but I think calling the shove (also raising to 720 is too much imo) with 77 is marginal simply because he will crush us with 88 and 99 enough of the time to make it risque.

which answers my question, lucky call.
 
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I agree that it was a lucky call having a higher pair than him...
 
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