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2NL 6-max: Low sets and board texture

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  • 2NL 6-max: Low sets and board texture

    Hero (BTN): 98 BB SB: 143.5 BB (VPIP: 8.33, PFR: 8.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 24) BB: 178 BB (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 6) UTG: 117 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 1) MP: 101.5 BB (VPIP: 13.33, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 96) CO: 114.5 BB (VPIP: 48.65, PFR: 8.11, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 38) Hey, back again! My question is in regards to turn and river play, i think I played the hand fine up till then. Although I have my set made, how much should I ease up with an overpaired board? In this example the result played itself out anyway I feel but for future I'm wondering if I should be more passive when the board texture is less comfortable.

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    This is a very easy 3-bet shove on the turn for me. It's possible villain has precisely JJ, so chose to slow-play top set, but I'd also expect him to check-raise with something like AJhh or AKdd sometimes. This villain is also pretty loose, so he might be overvaluing one pair, even an underpair. (He's certainly getting it in with QQ+ if for some reason he decided to slowplay the flop).

    Set-over-set (or boat over boat in this case) is just a cooler. You can't fold OTT when there are only 4 combos (including quads) out of 1326 that are beating you. You should be re-raising to get value from worse hands and draws.

    I'm almost never slowlaying sets, and especially not when there are flush draws on the board. With JJ, I'm betting that flop for value, for example. About the only time I'd even consider folding a set is if the hand is multiway and there's a ton of action when I have bottom set, or if there are 3 cards of the same suit and the ranks of cards are connected (so straights are also possible). So, in answer to your question about "easing up"... er, no, don't do it. Don't slowplay yourself to death. Get value while you can, and just move on to the next hand when you experience a rare overset.
    Bracelet Winner

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    • #3
      Ok, that makes sense. In hindsight considering his PFR and the fact he did actually raise I could probably rule out him having something like x6 so my only danger as you say came from a very limited amount of hands.

      Thanks again for your time, always handy to have people willing to analyze!

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