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What to do? 10/20 NLHE @ Bellagio - pocket 77s

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  1. NeonTurtle14

    NeonTurtle14 Hot Dogs and Buns

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    This hand is in the first orbit of a newly-opened 10/20 NLHE game at Bellagio during a trip in December 2015. I had been running well in 5/10 NLHE and wanted to try 10/20 NLHE since I rarely get the chance to play those stakes. Game opens around 2pm or so, just after lunch, and there was an open seat in Seat 9, so I jumped in.

    I started with $4000 but there is no cap to the buy-in and there were people who sat down with $10k or more in that game. So even with 200 BB's I was probably buying in for the 2nd or 3rd lowest stack.

    Within the first orbit of play of the table opening, I get 77 in middle position. I am in seat 9, and action folds to me, I open for $80. The next player to act (seat 1 on the other side of the dealer) calls, and we go heads-up to the flop.

    Villain is young, appears Asian-American, and has a much larger stack of chips in front of him, looks like he had two $5k chips in addition to a stack around my size, so he probably had $12k-$15k to play with, at that point.

    Pot: $190

    Flop: 722

    Hero bets $120, V calls. Pot: $430

    Turn: 5

    Hero bets $300, V raises to $920, hero calls. Pot: $2270

    River: 9

    Hero bets $1560, V shoves all in (and has Hero covered). Hero has about $1500 more behind.

    What is hero's move?
     
  2. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Given the turn action I think you have to call. He could have ran into 5s full on the turn which you still beat. If he lucked out with 99 or 22, that's just unlucky.

    I would have to have a pretty nitty read to want to lay down an overfull.
     
  3. tmaas21

    tmaas21 Low-Roller

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    I call.....almost instantly. You have 3rd nut. It's time to showdown.

    Reminds me of my FIRST experience at the Bellagio 10/20 game. Sat down with similar chip stack....about 2 hours in....I get flopped the nut flush. And I have 3 way action. Life is good. Me and one other make the showdown. He runner, runnered the straight flush. FML.
     
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    Don't tell me he had pocket 9s and got lucky!?!???? Of course I would call there's just too much money in the pot by now. (You are committed to call)
     
  5. vetsen

    vetsen Low-Roller

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    I remember this one. :yuck:
     
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    There's no way to fold, if you're beat it's just the way it goes...insta call If me
     
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    I remember you posting this in a TR I think. At the time I thought it was fine, now I think the flop bet is a bit light, but Villian probably would have called a bigger bet anyway. Maybe shove after you are raised at the turn? What do I know - I will never play at that level! Villian seems kind of demented. Anyway we're all rooting for you in the WSOP!
     
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    Pot is around $5500 and you've only got $1500 left
    holding a full house
    you have no choice but to call the all-in

    based on what i'm reading above, looks like V got lucky with 99 on the river?
     
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    Call at the R your commited , knowing V may have 22/99 & nutted the Flop or SO on R
     
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    Call, and then puke when he shows me 22/99.

    Leave immediately, and spend the rest of the night drinking overpriced Vodka & Tonics at the bar outside the poker room.
     
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    Hero snap calls, to find V rivered a higher boat with 99.

    Hero leaves immediately, and spends the rest of the night drinking overpriced vodka & tonics at the bar outside the poker room.
     
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    Ah I forgot it was in a TR from back then... guess a few of you had the answer to the test before the test :) Good memory.
     
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    I expected to see something like AA, KK, or even something like A2 suited. Never thought for a minute he had 22. Considered 99 and decided 1500 more for 5500 in the pot was a no-brainer. Plus the guy looked aggressive and hungry to boss around a shorter stack. Do you have it in you to fold? I guess I am not good enough to lay that down or make that read.
     
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    Thank you!!!!
     
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    La$Vega$ What happens in Vegas is put on VMB forever

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    Ouch, ya that's worthy of table gut splatter
     
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    :yuck:

    We would definitely get on very well :drunk:
     
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    Agreed... which events are you playing when you visit WSOP a week or so after I am gone?
     
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    I'm replying before reading the other replies.

    Call. If he has 22, it's a cooler. If he has 99 and tried to bluff raise you on the turn and got lucky on the river, it's a cooler.

    Call.
     
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    No way can you fold. You'd be a fool to fold.

    No offense, but this is more of a bad beat story than a poker discussion.
     
  20. NeonTurtle14

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    Well, once you get the end, yes that's true :) Not every hand is rainbows and unicorns right?

    Point taken, it's an obvious call, bad example hand here... I'll keep going through hand histories and finding some better decision points in the future - this one is an easy decision.
     
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