Poker Ramblings of cmitch

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Yesterday, I posted the HH of a tough hand that came up. I raised from the button, was called, flopped an open ended straight draw and a flush draw against a very aggressive opponent in 5/10 Short handed NL cash game, raised on the flop and was re-raised.

*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to cmitch [5s 6s]
Seat 5 folds
Seat 1 folds
cmitch raises to $35
Villian (SB) calls $30
BB folds
*** FLOP ***
[7s Qs 8h]
Villian checks
cmitch bets $45
Villian raises to $110

I had to decide what to do between the following:
A. Flat call the additional $65 raise and see what the turn brings.
B. Re-raise minimum - another $65
C. Re-raise pot - $235
D. Re-raise around $400
E. Re-raise all-in
F. Fold

I asked the question because I don't think I played the hand the best possible way.

At the time, I chose option E. Re-raise all-in. My reason for doing this is because I had played quite a bit of heads up against this opponent and had made similar plays with overpairs or sets on draw heavy boards in the heads up games. He knew that I was capable of going all-in with only an overpair there, but also knew that I might go all-in with a set there. I wanted to get all the money in because I was at least a 52-54% favorite against most hands and the added fold equity made me a bigger favorite.

He thought and finally called with QJ. The turn and river were no help and I got stacked.

I think the best Option is D. Re-raise around $400. In hindsight, I think this makes me look a lot stronger. If he calls, I am putting the rest of my money in on the turn anyways. If he re-raises all-in, I'm calling. No matter what, all of my money is getting in there unless I can get him to fold and the $400 bet probably gives me the best chance of him folding.

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cmitch

4 responses to "Tough Decision (Hand Results)"

  1. For what it is worth, my first thoughts were to push as well. I'm not convinced that it is the wrong move.

    WillWonka

  2. i agree, that's the best way to play it. no idea how he makes that call with that monster unless he's seen you push on a draw before(Q with a freakin' J kicker?) c'mon.

    smokkee

  3. Nah - I think as I said in my comment last post, and as cmitch realizes, re-reaising to $400 is the best.

    JQ is a pretty bad call, but then again, if JQ can call and win, how good of a bet is all in? =) Anyway, interesting hand.

    DP

  4. Also in hindsight, I like the $400 bet.

    This looks like Power, whereas the All-In is often viewed as a bluff or scare move.

    Great hand to evaluate man...

    TripJax