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[NL2-NL10] 95o Defending blinds from minraise fish

    • Balltas
      Joined: 13.01.2011 Posts: 103
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      my oponent is a fosh with 74% VPIP.

      MP: $4 (100 bb)
      CO: $1.62 (40.5 bb)
      BTN: $2 (50 bb)
      SB: $4.21 (105.3 bb)
      Hero (BB): $6.42 (160.5 bb)
      UTG: $1.12 (28 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9 5
      UTG raises to $0.08, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.04

      decided to call here to defend my blinds and fold If I dont hit anything. But it turned out pritty well..

      Flop: ($0.18) 4 5 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.18, UTG calls $0.18

      Turn: ($0.54) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.37, UTG calls $0.37

      River: ($1.28) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $0.49 and is all-in, Hero calls $0.49

      $2.26 pot ($0.15 rake)
      Final Board: 4 5 2 6 T
      Hero mucked 9 5 and won $2.11 ($0.99 net)
      UTG showed Q K and lost (-$1.12 net)
  • 2 replies
    • arnsaa1
      Joined: 21.12.2013 Posts: 71
      You should always remember two golden rules when playing against loose opponents (especially with 74 VP$IP and on NL4): 1) the looser they play, the tighter you should play. 2) never try to bluff a fish/loose player.

      Your hand isn't suited neither connected so I'd say fold pre. Anyway, you can't beat much OTT and OTR so I'd just give up there.
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,333
      Hey Balltas,

      I would fold preflop here, hand is garbage.

      Flop lead is fine, $0.11 is fine.

      Turning hand into bluff on turn is not unreasonable. Slightly better just to x/f with this particular holding.

      River x/c is way too thin at these limits.