Bad beat or wrong play?
5NL WINNING POKER NETWORK
VILLIAN was unknown, really wasn't expecting such a wide opening range at 5nl especially UTG.
Seat 1: BTN (14.51).
Seat 2: SB (4.95).
Seat 3: HERO (4.60).
Seat 4: VILLIAN (4.62).
Seat 5: MP (6.02).
Seat 6: CO (5).
*** Blinds **
Player SB has small blind (0.02)
Player HERO has big blind (0.05)
*** Preflop ***
Player HERO received card: [ Ac: ]
Player HERO received card: [ Ah: ]
Player VILLIAN raises (0.15)
Player MP folds
Player CO folds
Player BTN folds
Player SB folds
Player HERO raises (0.50)
Player VILLIAN calls (0.40)
*** Flop ***
[ 8h: 5c: 7c: ]
Player HERO checks
Player VILLIAN checks
*** Turn ***
[ 8h: 5c: 7c: ] [ As: ]
Player HERO bets (0.53)
Player VILLIAN calls (0.53)
*** River ***
[ 8h: 5c: 7c: As: ] [ Kd: ]
Player HERO bets (1.38)
Player VILLIAN allin (3.54)
Player HERO allin (2.14)
Uncalled bet (0.02) returned to VILLIAN
*** Hand Summary ***
Pot: 8.76. Rake 0.32. JP fee 0.14
Board: [ 8h: 5c: 7c: As: Kd: ]
Player HERO shows: Three Of Kind of As: [ Ac: Ah: ] . Bets: 4.60. Collects: 0. Loses: 4.60.
*Player VILLIAN shows: Straight to 9 [ 9d: 6d: ] . Bets: 4.60. Collects: 8.76. Wins: 4.16.
The downside to not using a HUD is that you don't have a decent idea of your opponent's ranges unless you take really good notes.
Its a bad beat / cooler, but you should be betting the flop 100% of the time here in a 3-bet pot. Checking doesn't accomplish anything other than giving your opponent a free card to such out, especially with suited connectors and flush draws. Plus you get value from hands such as 99-QQ. So bet all 3 streets.
Also take a note on this villain so you have it readily available next time you play against him. So you know he is raising 96 suited and calling a $0.50 3-bet with that hand. Next time against him, be sure to size your 3-bet exploitatively larger to say 4x his raise.
While you lost money in this hand, this is exactly how you want your opponents to play.
Yeah I took a note right away! And I also got PT4 for good now.
I will get some decent sample of hands, so i can see what kind of player I really am.
Yeah I shouldn't check the flop... but money went on the middle anyway. I'm waiting for the day when I'm gonna be that guy who gets lucky 😉 lol
Good thing you got PT4 for good now since most the Regs on WPN use a HUD and try to exploit their opponent's weaknesses.
Regarding that hand...bet, bet, bet and look to get it in. And remember, if the fish never get lucky, they'll never come back...so its a part of the game we should embrace and welcome since we need them to get lucky and feel like they're having fun so eventually they lose it all.
Just a couple of things I would like to add here.
- On WPN you should be taking advantage of the auto top up feature.
- Your bet sizing is to small when you bet the turn. If villain flats you are not going to be able to get all of the money in after missing the flop bet and this is pretty wet board so I think betting pot here would be best and it would give you a pot sized shove on the river behind.
- When posting hand histories give your thought process on each decision you made. ( Why you bet, Why you chose the amount that you bet, etc) This will allow Alton to be able to better tell you where you are going wrong.