24 May 08
Go read The Wife – especially you
Further highlighting my horrible play, let me also tell you about a NL hand I played badly.
5 limpers. I’m on the button with QQ and I raise to $25. I get one caller. The flop is K77. He bets right into me for $50. He’s capable of making a play here, and a paired board is a good time to do it. I call.
The turn is another 7.
Now he bets $100. I go into the tank for a long time. I have $210 behind. I go all-in.
Now he goes into the tank. Whew – at least he doesn’t have the case 7.
When he called me, I asked, “Do you have the King?” “Yup,” he replied, quite relieved at my question.
Until another Queen came on the river.
I believe he made the correct play even thought I was representing Aces (it’s unlikely I have the case 7 here), and based on the pot odds (with only another $110 to call) he was priced in. It would be very different if we each had a lot more behind. Could you make that call if we each had $1000 behind?