Saturday, July 10, 2010

Some interesting hands, and a question that comes up a lot..

First, the big question... got in a long discussion with a friend about this, with no real math talk, which is part of my original question....
Here is a common situation, you bet for value on the river with a non nuts hand.. you get  min reraised (2x your bet).  Obviously people are losing value here by only min reraising if they have the nuts or near nuts, etc ... so my question is how does the math work out?  Are they losing value like I think they are?  What odds are they giving you by doing this?  Where is the breaking point for those odds as you increase the bet size in relation to the pot?  I see this every day while grinding and wonder if there aren't some people out teaching to do this, just min reraise to get calls...
Math guys welcomed to show the math in comments or direct us with a link to read about it.

Now, onto the interesting hands, 3 of these are winners, 1 is a loser, see if you can guess which is which? 

Hand #1

Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 796714

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UTG+2: $3.75
MP1: $4.03
MP2: $6.67
CO: $4.79
BTN: $11.75
SB: $3.40
BB: $15.89
Hero (UTG): $6.02
UTG+1: $5.19

Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is UTG with 6 of hearts 6 of spades
Hero calls $0.05, 1 fold, UTG+2 calls $0.05, 3 folds, BTN raises to $0.30, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.25, 1 fold

Flop: ($0.72) 7 of clubs T of spades 6 of diamonds (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $0.90, Hero raises to $2.75, BTN raises to $11.45 all in, Hero calls $2.97 all in

Turn: ($12.16) Q of hearts (2 players - 2 are all in)

River: ($12.16) 5 of spades (2 players - 2 are all in)

Hand #2
Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 796715
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BB: $8.62
UTG: $6.77
UTG+1: $3.22
MP1: $2.39
MP2: $3.42
CO: $5.17
BTN: $7.43
Hero (SB): $5.00

Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is SB with J of diamonds A of diamonds
5 folds, BTN raises to $0.15, Hero calls $0.13, 1 fold

Flop: ($0.35) 8 of diamonds A of hearts T of diamonds (2 players)
Hero bets $0.25, BTN calls $0.25

Turn: ($0.85) 9 of clubs (2 players)

Hero bets $0.40, BTN calls $0.40

River: ($1.65) 7 of spades (2 players)

Hero bets $0.05, BTN raises to $0.80, Hero raises to $3, BTN calls $2.20


Hand #3

Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 796716

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SB: $5.22
BB: $11.06
UTG: $12.21
Hero (MP): $10.00
CO: $11.31
BTN: $9.60


Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is MP with K of diamonds K of clubs

UTG raises to $0.40, Hero raises to $0.80, 4 folds, UTG raises to $2.50, Hero raises to $10 all in, 1 fold


Hand #4

Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 7 players - View hand 796717

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SB: $10.16
Hero (BB): $5.90
UTG: $2.73
UTG+1: $10.89
MP: $7.28
CO: $8.62
BTN: $5.07

Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with 2 of clubs T of spades

1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.05, 3 folds, SB calls $0.03, Hero checks

Flop: ($0.15) K of clubs 6 of hearts Q of diamonds (3 players)

SB checks, Hero checks, UTG+1 checks

Turn: ($0.15) J of diamonds (3 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $0.10, UTG+1 calls $0.10, SB calls $0.10

River: ($0.45) A of spades (3 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $0.45, UTG+1 calls $0.45, SB folds

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