Tough spot at 1-1-2 with suited gapper

snorkdudesnorkdude Red Chipper Posts: 2 ✭✭
Background: Playing 1/1/2 ($1 on the button) 9 handed. Stack is $150. Limping at this casino is a mandatory min raise of $4. The table is quite passive.

Hand:
2 limps from MP to Hero in the SB with :9d:7d

I overlimp ($4) and the BB completes.

Flop ($16):

:3s:6c:8H:

I check my open ender, and it checks around.

Turn ($16):

:7s

With second pair and still open-ended, I lead for $15 and only the BB calls. Effective stack is $100.

River ($46):

:7h

I make trips, and fire for $25 betting for value. The BB thinks for a while and puts in a raise to $55. This is almost V's entire stack and it's a tough spot with trips. I figure I'm committed at this point, and make the call.

I've got about 60 hours of 1/1/2 under my belt and am about even overall. Would love feedback on every street here to help figure out how to avoid weird situations like this.

Thanks so much in advance!



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  • persuadeopersuadeo Red Chipper, Table Captain Posts: 4,220 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Your completion is a losing one. Think about all the factors of a poker hand: stacks, position, and the ranges they create.
  • jeffncjeffnc Red Chipper Posts: 4,903 ✭✭✭✭✭
    snorkdude wrote: »
    Background: Playing 1/1/2 ($1 on the button) 9 handed. Stack is $150. Limping at this casino is a mandatory min raise of $4.

    Normally called a "bring in", I believe.

    You're way too shortstacked to play this hand preflop (stacks count off the minimum bet size, not the BB, which is normally the minimum bet size. Straddles and bring ins increase the min. bet size.) And suited connectors benefit from position more than little pairs.

    On the river you're beat, but it's probably worth a call getting 5:1.

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