Sunday, July 12, 2009

Monster flops... what to do?

So I was playing a hand against a somewhat LAG MP2. His stats were as follows: 18/15/11 @ 72 hands. The question here is did I take the proper line in taking him off the hand, or should I have slow-played my monster draw? My goal with the check/raise was to get him off the hand. I certainly accomplished that goal. The ultimate question here is this: When flopped a monster draw, is the goal to take down the pot at any time, or to play out the monster? I think the idea is to take it down as soon as possible, since it is just a draw. However, I feel like there was potential missed value.

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (7 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from

SB ($3.11)
Hero (BB) ($14.84)
UTG ($1.75)
MP1 ($5.72)
MP2 ($9.70)
CO ($25.28)
Button ($5.84)

Preflop: Hero is BB with 3d, 5d
2 folds, MP2 bets $0.30, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.20

Flop: ($0.65) 10h, 4d, 2d (2 players)
Hero checks, MP2 bets $0.40, Hero raises to $1, 1 fold

Total pot: $1.45 | Rake: $0.09

Hero didn't show 3d, 5d (nothing).
Outcome: Hero won $1.36

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