Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:49 AM
A pre-Flop open with that hand is certainly not a big issue from the Buttion. You would hope to get some respect, but it also suggests a bit of a steal since you have been so quiet during your brief stay at the table ... and your first good hand is on the Button?? ... Steal attempt!! This would have put you on a fairly wide range of hands in his mind if that is what he is thinking. If he puts you on cards a little more solid, then you are at the bottom of this range. Hard to tell since you have had limited 'exposure' to him so far.Can you fold the Flop? ... I don't think so. You have top-pair decent-kicker, rainbow board. Nothing wrong with calling here as I think you are ahead of quite a few hands here ... AX, connectors that made one pair and even J10 draws that might min raise ... and only behind a smaller group (77, 99, 55, A9, K9, 68, 79 or 1010). I don't think he is raising his sets here and we may have heard from 99, 1010 or better before the Flop.Are you going to get better hands to fold on the Turn? Not sure as you are jamming 29bb (23bb to call) at someone who played back at you on the Flop. What did the 3d do for you? It would be nice to know which card the other diamond was ... If you jam here and the 9 is NOT a diamond, then you can imply that you have top-pair with a new-found diamond draw. One can't really expect a set to play this way and the 46 is very unlikely so what are we implying we have here? 1010, JJ?He bet the Turn for us, so we don't need to and I'm not so sure we would want to open the door up to another raise by betting this Turn as it probably didn't change anything for either player.Yes, I would call the Turn ... again, what did the 3d do for either player. If you are calling the Flop raise, you are calling this bet. There are plenty of River cards that you can use against this player even if you don't improve ... unless he leads out too big which puts you to the point of no return or jams.Jamming the Flop is interesting ... or at least re-raising (probably not with these stacks) ... If you had known that such a blank would hit the Turn, then I actually think you get more 'better hands' to fold on the Flop than the Turn since you are playing back at a raise and even if they are ahead (or think they may be ahead) you have 2 cards to catch up. The 3d can only 'help' someone with a 7 or 9 (whichever non-diamond card is on the board) that now has a flush draw.Either jam is polarizing with that stack size, obv any set, 2-pair, staight hand is snap calling but I don't think very many 5s or 7s are calling without some sort of extended draw to go with them. So you are just worried about the 9s (and over-pairs?) ... you want the 9X drawing hands in there, but you dont want K9 or A9 putting you on the same type of draw ... and of course they could put you on air paint.Interesting hand, not sure that was the best Turn to shove, but you may not have got a chance to shove the River either. Normally when someone posts, its a loss, but lets at least hope you were up against the 8-9 and he hit a 6 or something like that.