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[NL2-NL10] Nl4 88

    • xero100
      Joined: 06.08.2009 Posts: 1,355
      Cake Poker No-Limit Hold'em, $0.04 BB (9 handed) - Cake-Poker Converter Tool from

      SB ($2.40)
      BB ($4)
      UTG ($4.98)
      UTG+1 ($2.36)
      MP1 ($3.96)
      MP2 ($10.04)
      MP3 ($3.58)
      Hero (CO) ($3.94)
      Button ($3.94)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 8, 8
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0.04, MP3 calls $0.04, Hero bets $0.24, 1 fold, SB calls $0.22, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.80) 10, 4, J (3 players)
      SB checks, MP3 checks, Hero bets $0.52, SB calls $0.52, MP3 calls $0.52

      Turn: ($2.36) 5 (3 players)
      SB checks, MP3 raises to $2.82 (All-In), Hero folds, SB calls $1.64 (All-In)

      River: ($5.64) 2 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: $5.64 | Rake: $0.37

      SB had J, A (one pair, Jacks).
      MP3 had K, J (one pair, Jacks).
      Outcome: SB won $5.27
      my C-bet was bad? very draw heavy board and vs 2 player
      do limp behind would be better? I gess not but but 88 isnt too weak to iso raise? yea all unknowns
  • 2 replies
    • amplifyd
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 1,769
      I think it is strong enough to isoraise - and you'll v.likely have position on any callers anyway unless button calls.

      I think I would rather check behind on this flop since there are quite a few cards that can come on the turn which help you since you have backdoor flush+backdoor straight and I would much rather then take a stab at the pot knowing you have some outs if called + if they check round to you again - the chance that your bet will get them to fold will likely be greater.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Isoraising 88 is standard.

      C-bet and give up is ok, checking back planning to check down is also fine. It's hard to get 2 fish to fold on that flop that hits a lot of hands somehow, and turn cards will rarely help you. A 9 will you the bottom end of an OESD, a diamond will give you a crappy one card flushdraw, only an 8 will greatly help you and even then somebody with Q9 will be ahead.

      If you feel like making a delayed continuation bet like amplifyd suggested it's fine too, just be aware of the fact that these guys probably don't care that there is only one more card to come and might still have made hands that beat you even if they check again on the turn.

      Hope it helps.