[NL2-NL10] Too passive with pocket 66?

    • Edukator99
      Edukator99
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 240
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $3.79
      SB:
      $1.93
      BB:
      $2.00
      UTG1 (Hero):
      $2.03
      UTG2:
      $0.70
      MP1:
      $1.38
      MP2:
      $2.07
      MP3:
      $2.73
      CO:
      $1.19


      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with 6, 6.
      Hero calls $0.02, 6 folds, SB calls $0.01, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.06) 3, 6, K (3 players)
      SB bets $0.04, BB folds, Hero calls $0.04.

      Turn: ($0.14) Q (2 players)
      SB bets $0.04, Hero calls $0.04.

      River: ($0.22) 2 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.06, Hero calls $0.06.

      Final Pot: $0.34.
      Results follow:

      Should I have raised on the flop to find out where I was?

      Should I have folded to the 4 spade board?

      I was thrilled to hit the set but dismayed by the spades. I thought I was probably still good as the odds of some one limping from the button and hitting a flush on the flop were thin. I then thought I was in big trouble when the next spade hit the board.
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Edukator99,

      For protection you could also raise it on flop and find out where you stand but going for pot control is also fine. Turn is pretty easy Call since we still have outs for FH but river is close, sure, if we want to take a look into his hand, likely a weaker flush then go ahead but I don't expect to be ahead there that often. You may even fold it directly on river.

      Best regards.
    • Edukator99
      Edukator99
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 240
      Turns out he had an Ace of spades. Tough situation this one... I'm thinking folding on the river might be the best line.

      Actually, raising preflop would have saved me a major headache which is what I'm more inclined to do usually.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Edukator99
      Turns out he had an Ace of spades. Tough situation this one... I'm thinking folding on the river might be the best line.

      Actually, raising preflop would have saved me a major headache which is what I'm more inclined to do usually.
      True, I'd usually raise preflop but it ain't wrong to just limp from UTG as the SHC says, but myself I am not that big fan of it.