View Full Version : Trying to catch a set to stack someone with a big pair in nolimit.

05-04-2005, 07:34 PM
You limp with a pocket pair, and are raised a large amount by a player you know has a big pocket pair. You know you can stack him a large percentage of the time if you catch a set since he is raising a big part of his stack and probably wont fold to a very raggedy flop.

What is the largest percentage of your stack you can put in, and it is still profitable on a purely mathematical standpoint? Assuming you get stacked by his set(over set) of kings or aces, you might not stack him if he has kings and an aces flops, times he makes big flush or broadway, etc. Assume you are both otherwise solid players.

05-04-2005, 09:20 PM
If you think he will move in on a ragged flop, then add the biggest stack + pot size / amount it needs to call. If you get a number larger than 8.5 then its mathematically correct to call.

The amount of your stack that you want to risk depends on alot of things. I think alot of people use 1/10 and others use 1/15.