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You make the poker decision

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Cash game.

    I've got about 250-300 in front of me.

    I get AA.

    Blinds at 1-2.

    I raise to 30.

    Two callers.

    Flop comes 10-J-A (rainbow)

    I act first. Bet 30.

    Same two callers. (I tell myself. One may have two pair, but one is for sure on the draw for Broadway.)

    Turn- 8.

    I bet 50.

    Same two callers.

    At this point, I am screaming at the deck in my head....(PAIR THE BOARD.....PAIR THE BOARD....)

    River- Queen.

    Guy to my left bets 50, other raises to 200.

    So, if I call, it's for the rest of my stack.

    You're in my chair....

    What do you do?
  2. Get out, someone's got a king
  3. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    200 on a pair with all that on the board? No way I'd do it.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    el foldo

    Your turn bet was a pussy bet anyway.
  5. Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Active Member

    Chef, that was the first thing that came into my mind as well. However, he could NOT have the king and is trying to make you think he does.

    Now you have a lot of money in the pot, making the decision even harder. Which is why I don't play often as I suck at these kind of decisions.

    Still I gotta think he has the king. Stay out and live to bet another day.
  6. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Three words --

  7. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    He's bluffing.
    Go for it. It's only money.
  8. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Ah, the hell with it.

    I'll just tell you.

    I folded.

    One guy had two pair, one guy had flopped the straight.

    Showed me Q-K off.

    He only smooth-called to keep the other two of us in the hand.
  9. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    I would have played, thinking one of the others wanted me to think he had a king but not having it. This one is a tough call and it's never easy tossing away trip aces.
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Agree. If you're sensing someone on that broadway draw, and the turn doesn't make it for him, you make him pay through the nose to get it on the river. Betting $50 into a $180-plus pot wasn't it.

    Of course it's a good thing you didn't. Ah, poker hindsight...
  11. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    A 9 also made a straight, so there were two cards that would have beat you. Two cards for straights, two players; I'm figuring someone is holding a straight with a K or 9.

    To me, knowing when to fold big hands are key to doing well at poker. Anyone can win with the nuts or fold lousy cards, but mucking trips, a straight, a flush is a hard thing to do; and sometimes not doing so can be pretty damn expensive.
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    A 30 pre-flop raise in a 1-2 NL game seems big to me.

    Since you got callers, I guess it wasn't at that table. But I rarely see preflop raises that high when I'm at the local cardroom.
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