Thursday, April 29, 2010

What would you do?#95 - Bottom set, facing flop 200BB shove

Full Tilt Poker $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
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BTN: $20.99
SB: $15.57 - 51 / 2 @ 60 hands
BB: $48.07 - No read
UTG: $29.97
UTG+1: $21.54
UTG+2: $2.63
MP1: $20.62
Hero (MP2): $54.89
CO: $24.21

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is MP2 with 9s 9d
UTG raises to $0.75, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.75, CO calls $0.75, 1 fold, SB calls $0.65, BB calls $0.50

Flop: ($3.75) Kd 9h Jd (5 players)
SB checks, BB checks, UTG bets $2.50, Hero calls $2.50, CO folds, SB calls $2.50, BB raises to $6, UTG calls $3.50, Hero calls $3.50, SB raises to $14.82 all in, BB raises to $47.32 all in, UTG folds, Hero requests TIME, Hero ???

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Hero folds
This was a very tough. At first, I was concerned about a higher set - KK or JJ, but the initial raiser folded (UTG). Given that BB is so deep stacked, I have to believe him in that he's repping the nuts, though, QT. Moreso, I'm assuming it's not diamonds because I think he'd continue flatting. If UTG doesn't shove, I'm flatting this flop and taking a turn card. As played, though, I need to fold this - and correctly do so.

Turn: ($45.39) Kc (2 players - 2 are all in) - Would have hit my boat. DAMN!!!

River: ($45.39) 7h (2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $45.39
SB shows 6d Td (a pair of Kings)
BB shows Qh Th (a straight, King high)
BB wins $43.13
(Rake: $2.26)


  1. I'm raising the flop there on my first action.

  2. I felt like this is a way ahead way behind situation, FNB. If I'm raising the hand at any point, I'm shoving, given the action. However, given what the action was, I'm not in great shape against a multi-way draw, and would prefer to see a card come off the turn in order to shove. If I take the initiative and shove here, though, I'm likely only getting called by hands that beat me QT (or CRUSH me like sets of Kings or Jacks or QdTd).

    Believe me, this was no easy lay down...


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