Limit Hold'em: Hand Analysis (6)

In this article of our series of example hands in limit hold'em, the hand is divided into four parts and every part is described precisely.

We're holding a high pair again, but this time we hit a difficult flop.



We have in early position. With this strong hand we raise and are called by two opponents: one in middle position, and by the big blind.

                                    Hero raises.

                                    Villain 6 calls.

                                    Villain 1 calls. 

Flop

A good flop for our hand. There is an overcard with the (), but a or an would have been considerably worse. We should definitely make a continuation bet here. It only has to be successful in a few cases in order to be profitable.

 

                         Villain 1 checks.
                      
                         Hero bets.
                       
                         Villain 6 folds.
                        
                         Villain 1 calls.

Turn

                         Villain 1 bets.

Our opponent now bets into us. Since the turn probably didn't improve his hand he is trying to represent a . Our hand, however, is strong enough so we shouldn't fold here. We thus have the choice of calling or raising. If we raise, our opponent will give up all his bluffs and a whole lot of weak cards. But if he has a mediocre hand, it would be better to raise. Due to the fact that if we raise, our opponent can re-raise, we should call here.

                        Hero calls.

River         

           

                       Villain 1 checks.

Our opponent checks. This indicates a rather weak hand, so we should make a value bet.
                     
                       Hero bets.

                       Villain 1 calls.

                       Hero shows .

                       Villain 1 mucks hand.


Our opponent shows . We had the best hand the whole way and should possibly have raised on the turn