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    I am playing on FTP $5.50 MTT 10mins blind level 300 starting stack, small field around 200 players. What should I do here raise or just call? If raise then how much to raise? Full Tilt Poker Game #34706054305: $750 Guarantee (275959094), Table 5 - NL Hold'em - 15/30 - 12:45:41 IST - 2014/09/19 [03:15:41 ET - 2014/09/19] Seat 2: merylpc (1,745) Seat 3: LmLn123 (3,140) Seat 4: loodilnya (2,700) Seat 5: adikumar2010 (5,080) Seat 6: MUMIN (6,225) Seat 7: RakebackBot (2,545) Seat 8: KOTLYAREVSKAYA (2,940) Seat 9: fil_ajwi1 (2,560) fil_ajwi1 posts the small blind of 15 merylpc posts the big blind of 30 The button is in seat #8 *** HOLE CARDS *** Dealt to adikumar2010 [ ] merylpc: lol LmLn123 folds loodilnya folds adikumar2010 raises to 75 MUMIN calls 75 RakebackBot folds KOTLYAREVSKAYA folds fil_ajwi1 has 15 seconds left to act fil_ajwi1 folds merylpc calls 45 *** FLOP *** [ ] (Total Pot: 240, 3 Players) merylpc bets 240 adikumar2010 MUMIN Action Pending STATS :
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    Hi adikumar2010! With 66, I'm going to make a standard opening raise preflop. I flop bottom set, on a monotone board in a 3-way flop and get a pot-donk bet into me. Here, I have options and my decision needs to be made based on how the opp behind me plays postflop (not provided and is critical. Preflop info doesn't tell how a player plays postflop). If the opp is likely to fold, then I'll just flat here and should end up in a HU pot to the turn. If the opp is sticky, then I prefer to raise here. A standard raise is to 2.5-3x the previous bet and with multiple opps, I tend to go to the top end of this range to try and get the others to fold, so I'd raise to 720... however, this pot-commits the first opp and creates a problem. If I raise to this amount, the player behind me calls and it gets to the first player that shoves... it will NOT be a legal raise, so I can't re-shove to isolate. If I raise less (so that a shove by the donk bettor would be a legal raise) and both call, then the opps will end up getting the correct odds to call a turn bet anyway due to the pot size and their remaining chip stacks. Due to this, I'm just putting them in now and shoving. Worst case, if someone has spades, I have 7 outs on the turn and 10 outs on the river to improve and can easily be ahead. This is a good example of why bankroll management is important, as I want to be taking my chances with made hands to get a stack. The key here though, is a read on how the opp behind plays postflop. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24) Tweet this hand on Twitter using the Tweet button above for a chance to win a seat in the next $5,000 guaranteed Big Bang tournament. You MUST include #LearnPoker and @PokerStarsPSO in your tweet. Winners will be notified by email every Monday. Good luck!
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