[NL2-NL10] NL4 FR - flopped 2 top pairs on a heavy board

    • faronel
      Joined: 13.07.2011 Posts: 1,186
      PartyGaming - $0.04 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      CO: $1.60
      Hero (BTN): $5.62
      SB: $3.00 - VPIP 25 / PFR 12 / AF 2
      BB: $4.76
      UTG: $4.06
      UTG+1: $1.88
      MP: $1.94
      MP+1: $6.80

      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.04

      Pre Flop: ($0.06) Hero has 9:diamond: J:club:
      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.16, SB calls $0.14, fold

      Flop: ($0.36, 2 players) J:spade: 8:spade: 9:club:
      SB bets $0.26, Hero calls $0.26

      Turn: ($0.88, 2 players) 8:heart:
      SB bets $0.42, Hero raises to $1.08, SB calls $0.66

      River: ($3.04, 2 players) 9:heart:
      SB checks, Hero bets $4.12 and is all-in, SB calls $1.50 and is all-in

      Preflop I went for a standard steal, after everyone else folded. On flop, I decided to play conservatively, considering the heavy board. I thought that SB can have a flush draw, two lower pairs, a top pair with decent kicker (e.g. JQs), straight draw (or completed straight even). I didnt really put him on a set, since I had two pairs in my collection. Bottom line, I decided to call on flop and re-evaluate the hand on turn. On turn, the board paired, and I considered myself to be ahead of the majority of the hands that villain has in his range, so I raised his cbet. His call was uncomfortable, but the river was "kiles", so after villain's check I went allin for value.
      So, two questions:
      1) The flop as played or should I have raised to protect my made hand?
      2) Was the turn raise correct, after my play on flop?

      SB shows T:club: T:heart: (Two Pair, Tens and Nines)
      Hero shows 9:diamond: J:club: (Full House, Nines full of Jacks)
      Hero wins $0.00
      Hero wins $5.74
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello faronel,

      Flop: Rather raise it here than raise it on turn like you played. :) But overall I'd be rather inclined to just Call and not isolate myself against better hands.
      Turn: Just Call and avoid the spot when he 3bets you and you wont even know where you stand with your hand.

      As played
      River: Ship it, nothing much to add.

      Best regards.