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[NL2-NL10] NL2 - K8s blinds battle

    • dondiego2000
      Joined: 25.08.2010 Posts: 84
      Full Tilt - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3:

      BTN: $3.09
      Villain (SB): $1.56
      Hero (BB): $2.93
      UTG: $0.83
      UTG+1: $2.36
      MP: $2.04
      MP+1: $2.76
      LP: $0.70
      CO: $3.73

      SB posts SB $0.01, Hero posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has 8:club: K:club:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Villain calls $0.01, Hero checks

      Flop: ($0.04, 2 players) 2:club: K:heart: 3:spade:
      SB bets $0.04, Hero raises to $0.12, SB calls $0.08

      Turn: ($0.28, 2 players) A:heart:
      SB bets $0.28, Hero calls $0.28

      River: ($0.84, 2 players) 8:diamond:
      SB bets $0.84, Hero ???
  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello dondiego2000,

      Flop: I wouldn't even raise here because of it's just a freeplay pot and we have only a TP.

      As played
      Turn: His potsize bet just seems like he wants to build up the pot and likely has us beat, I would often fold here since it's onyl a freeplay pot and I don't want to get fancy with such a hand as I am having.

      As played
      River: As you Called on turn, you have to Call with your 2pair type of hand also, but the play ain't good that you picked.

      Best regards.
    • dondiego2000
      Joined: 25.08.2010 Posts: 84
      Thanks very much for your feedback Veriz. I played this hand strangely indeed, certainly not the way I should have.

      However, I smelt the pot steal, I was certain Villain had no K nor A. He just limped in from SB, whereas he was used to raise any Ax Kx PF. He could have slow played of course but I didn't feel it this way. Moreover, his pot size bet made me think he was trying to push me away, rather than induce me to pay him off.

      I thus decided to shove it at the river with my 2 pairs after Villain's bet, and guess what? Despite having only 30¢ left in his stack to put into the pot, Villain folded!

      But I agree I took a very aggressive stance on the flop and river and certainly took unnecessary risks.