Image via WikipediaSometimes Limit Poker Can Be So Limiting: Another $15-$30 Hand
I was playing in a $15-$30 limit hold'em game at the Oaks. Here is one of those hands that is very frustrating.
I am in the big blind. 6 players limp in pre-flop. I look down and find two black Aces.
I can raise here, which would probably be the book play. But my raise is not going to get anyone to fold. My thinking is that I want to eliminate opponents, not build the pot.
The flop is 2s-3s-9h.
The small blind bets. I raise.
Two opponents call. The small blind folds.
On the turn is the 3 hearts.
I figured that was a good card for me. Now, if anyone had two pair, trips or a set, they would raise me here.
But, I bet the turn and one opponent just called.
Before the river card, I figured my opponent had top pair or a flush draw.
What would be the worse card on the river?
That is the card that hit the board...the 9s. Making a player with a flush draw to make his hand and giving a player with top pair, a boat.
I check-called. My opponent showed the 9c-10h.
If it was no limit, I would have re-raised big pre-flop and took down a nice pot. Instead my pocket Aces and I were doomed to lose.