Shimmering Wang, on Monday, August 13th, 2007, 9:20 PM, said:
Just find one where you think there's a close decision, or where an opponent takes a line that confuses you, or you feel like you called down but it didn't feel right or that you were losing value. Or post a boring one so I can contradict Zach.
OK, here's one I thought about posting from a $4/$8 live game in Atlantic City earlier this summer.I am in cut-off with QQ.2 limpers, I raise, button calls (huh?), SB folds, BB calls, 2 limpers call. 5 to the flop (actually probably below average at the table for players to the flop - there were a few bad players who limped most hands)Flop: 9TJ (I don't recall suits, let's say rainbow)Not a great flop for me, but not bad - I have an overpair and a straight draw.Check, Check, Check, Opie bets, Button raises (hmmm), BB re-raises (wow!), fold, fold, Opie ...???My answer at the table was to call the 2 bets, figuring I still have a straight draw even if I am behind, which I probably am (guessing someone had TJ, but otherwise confused). Button called (luckily he didn't reraise).Turn: blankBB bets, Opie (fearing a reraise from button and being stuck in between 2 raisers, and realizing I'm probably behind) folds, ...As the hand turns out, that the fold saved me money, but perhaps I should have folded to the flop check re-raise? Button had 78s for the straight, BB had JJ for trips. The only way it could have been worse was if someone had KQ. It turns out I did have 7 outs (minus the full house possibility for the BB), but I had to call 2 bets with a chance button would cap it for another.But here's the thing - it depends on the opponents. The BB was a quiet guy, so his raise was intersting. But the BB was an older lady who was a regular and definitely knew what she was doing. Without a read, maybe (but doubtful) that my call of 2 bets was OK. But with the read I had, it should have been an easy lay-down - it only took me 2 days of thinking about it to realize it!See? Was that interesting enough to post? I initially thought so, but eventually figured out the answer, which is hard to understand without knowing the opponents.Peace,Opie