I've been playing 5c/10c at the moment having moved up a few weeks ago and I keep losing to straights when I have a set.
Example 1: HJ raises I call BB,
Flop comes Qd,8c,3c,
I lead out 2/3 pot, HJ calls
Turn: Turn brings a brick, I overbet pot 1.5x, Hj jams all in over my raise and I lose to set of Queens.
Hero: KK Villain: 9T
Hero bets 2/3 pot, villain calls,
Turn: J (K8A-J)
Hero 85% pot bet, Villain calls,
River: 7 (K8A-J-7)
Hero shoves, villan calls stacking backdoor straight
Hero: TT (BB) Villain: QQ (UTG)
Preflop: Villian UTG raises 3 x, BU calls and hero calls on BB
Hero leads out 3/4 pot, villain reraises, BU folds, and hero jams all in
Turn bring 9
River brings 8
Hero loses to backdoor straight
This and numerous times over the past week. So just to give you perspective I'm not overvaluing sets or trying to play sexy slow play poker. I was winning 12.5/100 BB after working from 20 dollars to over 700 dollars. I took up poker school and applied the concepts and principles to my game so I'm not trying anything absurd or throwing it away with marginal hands or top pairs. But these sets and others have been roasted primarily from straights but also over sets, river flushes and getting sucked out on in general. I'm just saying is it time to play cautiously as possible given the level of poker has become so more advanced to the point that sets are just marginal and folded at any hint of over aggression. This has been non stop and still ongoing for over 2 weeks.
I lost a whopping 14 buy-ins with 36% of those being sets losing to straights?
Is it time to just check fold sets since poker online has got so unbelievably good that now sets are only a marginal hand like the way 2 pair is a hyper marginal hand with poker nowadays, is this the case now for sets?