Monday, March 7, 2011

Hands that make me smile... more overbet shoves

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
The Official Hand History Converter

CO: $57.90
BTN: $70.95
Hero (SB): $100.00
BB: $173.75
UTG: $28.30
UTG+1: $190.55
UTG+2: $121.70
MP1: $123.65
MP2: $127.90

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is SB with 7s 8h
3 folds, MP1 calls $1, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.50, BB checks
2nd hand at the table.  I limp along with connectors...  It's half price - why not?

Flop: ($3.00) Qd 6d 5s (3 players)
Hero checks, BB checks, MP1 checks
OESD.  Decent enough...

Turn: ($3.00) 4h (3 players)
Hero bets $2.10, BB raises to $7, MP1 folds, Hero raises to $15, BB calls $8
What does he have that he's willing to raise a limped pot?  He is a losing / break-even player with 36.5/13 stats, and an AF of 1.74...  He's not overboard aggro, but for him to be raising a limped pot and calling my 3bet, he's likely married to his hand.

River: ($33.00) Tc (2 players)
Hero bets $84 all in, BB requests TIME, BB calls $84
Max value time.  I don't want him to get away from this.  The Tc changes absolutely nothing.  This board is dry as hell with exception of the up & down straight.  I need him to have a monster hand where he can't lay it down, and he obliges my ~2.5x pot shove.

Final Pot: $201.00
Hero shows 7s 8h (a straight, Eight high)
BB mucks 2c 3c - Coolered?  No.  Dopey call?  Yes.
Hero wins $198.00
(Rake: $3.00)


  1. I really would have liked a bigger 3bet on the turn. It makes it easier for him to call the river. Something like to $24. You almost gave a donk a chance to make a correct fold by shipping so big on the river.

  2. I was at a juxtaposition; I didn't want to 3bet so large as to push him off his hand. I suppose I should have read his 3.5x raise as penultimate strength. I was actually hoping he would shove over me as a result of the 3bet, but he opted to flat. Fortunately, the river changed nothing and I was able to get it in.


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