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Old 08-09-2005, 02:33 PM
TheBlueMonster TheBlueMonster is offline
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Default Re: 88 Later in the Game

should I limp and play for set value? It's short-handed and 88 is probably the best hand on the table, can I raise?

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I don't think limping for set value is a good idea here. You tend to play smaller pp for set value when there's been a raise and you can expect some good action if you flop the set. Just limping on the button (expecially when the blinds have gotten semi-significant) has little value because chances are even with the set the SB and BB will not have great hands that will pay you off.
Flop: (t200) T, Q, 6 (4 players)
SB checks, BB checks, UTG checks, Hero checks.

Turn: (t200) 5 (4 players)
SB checks, BB bets t100, UTG folds, Hero folds, SB calls t100.

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there's no reason why you shouldn't have bet this flop. Even if you didn't raise preflop you can still represent at least a Q. Since you didn't bet the flop the BB was able to bet his 10s which have your 8s in bad shape.
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