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[NL2-NL10] nl2 Q8o 4handed

    • adrasz
      Joined: 05.12.2008 Posts: 27
      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q, 8.
      Hero raises to $0.1, BU folds, SB calls $0.09, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.22) 8, 9, 2 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($0.22) 9 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.12, SB calls $0.12.

      River: ($0.46) 9 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.46, SB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.46.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a full-house, nines full of eights (Q 8)
      Hero wins with a full-house, nines full of eights (Q 8).
  • 2 replies
    • rickydaprince
      Joined: 20.12.2008 Posts: 397
      Cbet flop, check behind turn. Value bet river.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      You have a shortstack in the BB, which means you're quickly gonna get committed to the pot if he gives you any action. It's better to just fold hands like that in the CO in this situation preflop, you don't need to steal the blinds every time even if it's 4-handed.

      Again, raise to 4bb preflop, especially with trashy hands, you don't want to build even bigger pots with those hands and it gives you a better risk/reward ratio on your steals. "But a bigger steal looks stronger" is a bad line of reasoning, get rid of it :)

      As played, you flop a marginal 2nd pair which rates to be best right now, but can quickly get outdrawn by any overcard, diamond or straight card on the turn, so you would like to protect your hand. Plus you want him to know that when you raise preflop and he calls he is going to have to face a continuation bet on the flop. Bet something like $0.14 here and fold to a raise.

      As played, on the turn you have the same problem except now there are 3 diamonds on board, so he could also be drawing to a one-card flush. Him having a flush isn't likely since he checked to you again, once again bet to protect your hand, and dump it if you get raised.

      As played, on the river he checks again, he did nothing to indicate that he has any sort of strong hand whatsoever. Most likely he has an underpair maybe with a diamond that didn't believe you on the turn, or a naked high diamond. He will certainly not call a potsize bet on the river. I would try and bet something smaller that he can call with a bad hand if he feels like it, or even do something stupid by trying to shove over it as a bluff. $0.2 maybe ?

      Hope it helps.