Opening up my LP raises/steals

OMG HeOMG He Red Chipper Posts: 52 ✭✭
edited November 2017 in Live Poker Hands
pretty passive table, most times it has been limping around, 7-10 players in the Pot.
This time It folds to me on the Button, I raise to $10 with :AH::7H:
(I'm thinking A7 suited is good for a raise here?)
SB calls, and BB calls, Pot $30
Flop :QC::5C::7C:
Check, Check, I check also
(I check figuring either one of them would call a bet if they have the FD, I don't want to bloat the pot, See what card comes on the turn)
Turn :7D:
(Trips..I'm thinking this is a great card for me because it should certainly be better than whatever the SB, or BB would call PF with)
SB bets $35, BB folds. I call $35 Pot $100
Turn :2d:
SB bets $50 , I call SB turns over :KC::TC:
My question is, Is this just Poker? Standard stuff?
Thanks in advance. I'm trying to post at least Two hands from each trip to the Casino.
This hand just pissed me off.


  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What were the effective stacks? On the river I like the fact you just called, but raising did cross my mind vs the half pot river bet. Once I read over the hand again I seen he made a small over bet on the turn, which leads one to believe he may be trying to make up for missed value. Depending on effective stacks, I may make a min raise on the river for thin value. I do think trips is still ahead of his overall range: QJ, KQ, Missed FD, 1 combo each of 87s and 76s, then you lose to flushes, and sets (boats) basically only 55. You can get a min raise on the river and still get called by Qx a lot of the time.

    reason I mention stack sizes is because on the river if villain only has like $150 and he bets $50, you min raise to $100 and he 3 bets all in for another $50 it is costing you $50 to win $350 which is a sickening price. But if he has say $300 on the river and he bets $50 (half pot) and you raise to $100 and he jams for $300 you can fold for the extra $200.
  • bigburge10bigburge10 Red Chipper Posts: 1,311 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2017
    Octavian I wrote: »
    I never lost a session for years. Honestly. Couple years ago I run into set:set and I lost a buy in that day and took a break immediately until the next day. That's about it for me losing in 1/2 and 2/5 NL Vegas where I play every day.
    I'm trying to figure out if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I must admit I'm a bit jealous that the last time you ran set into set was a couple years ago AND it only cost you 1 buy in. Maybe you can pass some run good to me?
  • kenaceskenaces Red Chipper Posts: 1,588 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2017
    standard = you played the hand fine
  • dnoyeBdnoyeB DetroitRed Chipper Posts: 284 ✭✭
    If you hadn't raised preflop you would have been lost on pinning down the blinds on any sort of range. The check-donk move is pretty standard for someone that flopped the flush (or any strong hand) in early position and expects the preflop raiser to continue but PF raiser checks back. So generally on the turn donk bet I fold. Especially when it is over pot size.

    Anyway, what was your plan in playing :Ah:7h ? Of course its going to miss most of the time. Do you want to check when you miss and bet when you hit? (maybe in $1$2 you do) Still I think a continuation bet would have told you immediately that you were beat. Or at least bought you the river card. Kinda of what @Octavian said.
  • persuadeopersuadeo Red Chipper Posts: 4,376 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Octavian I Am curious as to what your favorite locales are for low stakes in Vegas.
  • bigburge10bigburge10 Red Chipper Posts: 1,311 ✭✭✭✭
    Octavian I wrote: »
    Well, I can't figure out if you make fun of what I said but I can't help you.
    Definitely not making fun. Can't I just be jealous?:)

  • SullySully Red Chipper Posts: 780 ✭✭✭
    edited November 2017
    @Octavian I

    I am a bullshitter myself.

    So occasionally I like to listen to professionals............ please carry on

  • jfarrow13jfarrow13 Red Chipper Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭✭
    You don't have losing session? Losing seasons maybe? At the best, I think people who have around a 65-70% session win rate are crushing the game, people on this site have claimed 80% but I find that hard to believe....

    @Octavian I I do agree with you that I really rarely like to calling opens, my opening call range is much tighter than my opening range, and consists of pretty specific hands. That being said, I know the reason for that is because I try to avoid putting myself into tough spots, but the fact is that me avoiding addressing that part of my game is more like me pushing the mess under my bed, rather than sorting through it.

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