72 off-suit is literally the worst hand in hold'em, you shouldnt start b.etting/raise with them under any scenario (if you flop 777 with it then you are lucky indeed, but any other occasion try to avoid them like a nuclear crash site). Definitely not recommended to shove with it - its an ultimate sh*tty hand, even on a favorable board.
Edited by bowie1984 (Saturday, April 05, 2014 @ 16:51 GMT)
Joined: May '13
Age: 26 (M)
It happens all the time and if i were in your shoes I would opt to go all in against a set on the flop, i will just hope that it is bottom set, because with two pairs , i would get the chance to go to an improved full house or if it is a suited hand I still have a chance to get the flush i needs to beat him. Anyway I would stack off daily against bottom set, so nicely played and good luck in your poker play at the tables mate!
So basicaly you flop the worst 2 pairs, you beat nothing (except for some weirdly slowplayed overpairs) what your opponent would go all in on the flop. There are no draws your opponent could be semibluffing with. Leading is ok, but against an reasonable opponent when he shows such agression, it is a clear fold. (btw he played it too agresively imo)
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 48 (M)
When you flop so huge in an unraised pot you must think that your hand is good nearly all the time. You could never put him on a pocket pair when the pre flop action was non existent. You played the hand perfectly acceptable in my opinion and just got unlucky
Joined: Aug '08
Age: 29 (M)
Posted by doubletop777: When you flop so huge in an unraised pot you must think that your hand is good nearly all the time. You could never put him on a pocket pair when the pre flop action was non existent. You played the hand perfectly acceptable in my opinion and just got unlucky
Not always true, not alot of people reraise 77 or 22. Low limits on ps they do alot, but tbh imo it has no value playing small pp over aggresive unless you're smallstacked. Thats my view in mtt