Monday, September 24, 2007

Why You Should Bet Your Sets

Alternative Titles:
  • DQB, Ladies are Gold
  • How The Fawk Did This Guy Not Go Broke
  • How Could I Make Any Less By Flopping Top Set

*** HOLE CARDS ***
PoorNapoleon raises to $14 from MP
Fuel55 reraises to $44 from BB with [Qs Qc]
PoorNapoleon has 15 seconds left to act
PoorNapoleon has requested TIME
PoorNapoleon calls $30

*** FLOP *** [5d Qd 8h]
Fuel55 checks
(looking to checkraise him)
PoorNapoleon checks

*** TURN *** [5d Qd 8h] [Td]
Fuel55 checks
(of course the 3rd diamond comes - looking to checkraise again)
PoorNapoleon checks (WTF?)

*** RIVER *** [5d Qd 8h Td] [Qh]
Fuel55 bets $56
PoorNapoleon calls $56

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [Qs Qc] four of a kind, Queens
PoorNapoleon mucks[Ks Kc] - two pair, Kings and Queens (amazing!)
Fuel55 wins the pot ($199) with four of a kind, Queens

If I bet my set on the flop I think I get his stack ... Bad Fuel ...


Mike Maloney said...

So...he doesn't re-re-raise you preflop...okay, he has position. He doesn't bet on the flop with a couple flush cards, then doesn't bet on the turn when some straight draw possibilities appear. Then just calls on the river.

What was this guy going for? It's like he was just hoping he could get outdrawn by the time the river card hit, and had absolutely no interest in getting any money into the pot.

JPGT said...

He was also looking to NOT go broke with his KK's.

Alan aka RecessRampage said...

Yeah, Mike, this was actually fairly well played by PoorNapoleon. He has the second best hand but gets reraised. So, normally speaking, the range would be AA, KK, QQ or AK. On a Q high board, there's really only one hand he can beat which is AK.

SubZero said...

But with KK himself and a Q on the flop:
there are 3 ways you have QQ, 6 ways you have AA, and 8 ways you have AK. Given that he's almost 50-50 against these hands, and add in possibly AQ and TT/JJ, shouldn't he bet out at least once here?

Corey Brown said...

He reads your blog and read you for having 5s.

Anonymous said...

Poornapoleon is a super TAG regular, plays something like 12/8. He RARELY stax off with just one pair.

kurokitty said...

Always bet your monsters!