Good play or going crazy?

Bleyenberg09Bleyenberg09 Red Chipper Posts: 6
edited October 2015 in Live Poker Hands
Playing $1/$2 at my local casino and felt I made a great play that didn't quite go as planned.....or did I just get a little out of control? Sitting with $109 and was covered by others in the hand.

I was sitting in the SB and had 4 players limp to me (fairly uncommon at this table so far) so I decided to call for another $1 with :4d:5s. Pot got raised by the BB to $12 and 3 others called. Since I was closing the action I felt the implied odds were there if I hit a great flop I called the $12.

Pot $60 and flop comes :2d:3c:7s

BB bets $22, MP2 calls $22, I felt this was a great spot to squeeze so I shove for $97.

BB unhappily folds and MP2 begins to tank. After a few minutes MP2 calls and tables :Kc:7c

Turn and River both brick and I lose.

Any thoughts?


  • Christian SotoChristian Soto RCP Coach Posts: 2,195 ✭✭✭✭
    You're just not deep enough to call the raise pre-flop with this hand type. :-(

    As played, I think your shove is OK.
  • jeffncjeffnc Red Chipper Posts: 5,001 ✭✭✭✭✭
    In addition, you have a rather awkward stack size in general. Unless you were short stacking and started off even shorter and your stack has grown a little.... but I'm assuming you started larger, in which case you should probably have topped off by now.
  • EazzyEazzy Red Chipper Posts: 1,018 ✭✭✭✭
    I agree with the other that calling the $10 more with your stack is bad.

    As for the squeeze...I get mixed signals. A player bets out into 5 other players (ok ones checksd but he's always going to check)...this is strength...and despite this another player calls with other still behind (more strength).

    On the other hand he bet $22 into a $55 pot not even doubling his preflop raise...and this small bet gets just called. I think any 2 cards might show +ev to a shove over small bets like this. I like to attack small bets untill I'm shown a player bets small with big hands.

    So I guess shoving here is correct with out any other reads.

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