answer20, on 01 June 2012 - 09:26 AM, said:
Although $34 is not a huge bet with relation to the pot, it is considered a 'big' bet relative to how most people at the table 'value' their dollars, which is a very important cash game nugget to understand.
This is not good.You are betting less then half the pot on a board where there are draws EVERYWHERE. By betting this amount you are letting pretty much every hand who got a piece of this board make the perfect play since they are getting great odds.If I was to bet $24 into the pot because it is 2x my Preflop raise, so it is 'considered a big bet', you would rightfully think I am incompetent.Your bet is only 5bb more.Defend your hand, someone is going to come with you on this board.AlsoC. is awful reasoning. If you have the best hand, that is the end of thinking. Who cares if you have limited outs if they spike their hand. It is like folding 87 on JT9 because If they have Qx and the K or 8 comes then your drawing dead. It doesn't matter.
answer20, on 12 June 2012 - 01:07 PM, said:
Not a cool enough hand I guess ... I don't want to bet more because I want to re-raise this board a lot of times but it is a fair comment since the bet could be called down and prices in most every draw that could be out there.The insta-ship looks good in the math department perhaps ... but I need to play the players here and after quite an extensive tanking I chose to fold and the bet was insta-called by UTG+1 where he promptly showed a made straight and button showed AK for 3rd place as the cards laid if you include my cards. Of course as you all must have concluded ... who actually posts about a hand they won? ... An Ace peeled off on the Turn and the button scopped the pot!!I showed the 10-10 after the call by UTG+1 and the table didn't believe it ... I probably would have considered it more if the side pot had been bigger. It just didn't feel right at the time and I went with my read and it 'paid' off. As you see in many poker books ... money not in the pot is money not lost and you can consider it a positive in your mind if you need it too.
I don't like this fold and you reasoning seems to be results orientated thinking.Great the guy who smooth called had a better hand. However because of the amount you bet, he could have also had,AQ,AJ, AT, AK, KT, QT,JT, KQ ,KJ , any spade draw, AsXx maybe even just Qx and Jx . If he had any of those hands he would just call and because of the amount you bet he wouldn't of been making a mistake. It would be a very profitable and easy call.You had the guy who shoved, beat (AK). He could have also had KT,AT, Qs9s,QsTs, JsTs,Js9s, KT, maybe AsXx or AxQs, all of which you beat.So in summationBet more and Insta ship