Not at all happy with how I played the following hand yesterday:
Merge, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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MP: $50.50 (101 bb)
CO: $59.04 (118.1 bb)
BTN: $44.23 (88.5 bb)
SB: $48.67 (97.3 bb)
Hero (BB): $50.75 (101.5 bb)
Preflop: Hero is BB with Q 8
3 folds, SB raises to $1.50, Hero calls $1
SB is a very aggro stealer with a low FT3B% number, so I figured that just calling here was better than RR'ing. Folding is OK, but calling here isn't horrible, as my hand plays pretty well post-flop
Flop: ($3) 7 T 9 (2 players)
SB bets $2, Hero calls $2
I definitely should be raising here. Calling is super weak and basically is turning my hand face-up: "Look everyone! I've either got a small part of this flop or a draw!"
Turn: ($7) K (2 players)
SB bets $5.25, Hero calls $5.25
"Look everyone! It's a draw!"
River: ($17.50) 5 (2 players)
SB bets $11.66, Hero folds
"Look everyone! My draw missed!" Ugh. This is not how you should play a draw in NLHE.
Okay, so that's the bad news for today's session. To make myself feel better, here are two other hands that were dealt back-to-back in that same session:
Final Board: A A 2 A 6
Hero mucked A 7 and won $16.07
Final Board: 9 7 7 7 5
Hero mucked 9 7 and won $16.41
Why can't I always flop this good?
All-in for now....