[NL2-NL10] Opponent in the MP, PREFLOP mini-raise, I'm SB, holding a 77, how can I play?

    • wangwei520
      wangwei520
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.02.2009 Posts: 1,428
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $1.82
      SB (Hero):
      $2.03
      BB:
      $2.00
      MP3:
      $4.06
      CO:
      $1.00


      Preflop: Hero is SB with 7, 7.
      MP3 raises to $0.04, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, BB folds, MP3 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.26) 4, 8, 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.18, MP3 calls $0.18.

      Turn: ($0.62) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, MP3 calls $0.40.

      River: ($1.42) 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20.

      Final Pot: $1.82.


      Questions:
      1.Opponent in the MP, PREFLOP mini-raise, I'm SB, holding a 77, how can I
      play?
      I think I had two choices, CALL OR RAISE
      If I CALL, I lost the initiative on the POST FLOP, so I chose the RAISE
      Teachers do not know this thinking is correct?

      2.Typically, the Mini-raise opponents can have any cards on his behalf?

      3.FLOP: C-BET should I do?

      4.turn: Should I CHECK-FOLD it?

      5.RIVER: the face of opponents of a small note, I do not think the CALL ah, do you think?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello wangwei520,

      You are overplaying your PPs.

      1.Opponent in the MP, PREFLOP mini-raise, I'm SB, holding a 77, how can I play? I think I had two choices, CALL OR RAISE If I CALL, I lost the initiative on the POST FLOP, so I chose the RAISE Teachers do not know this thinking is correct?

      Only good option here would be to Call, you don't need the initiative with such hand. With raising you just get out worse hands, if we are getting good odds for set mining then why don't we use them?

      2.Typically, the Mini-raise opponents can have any cards on his behalf?

      Of course, but our 77 ain't good enough still for raise.

      3.FLOP: C-BET should I do?

      Yes, you can likely CBet since there are still a lot worse hands which may Call you and also we have to protect against overcards.

      4.turn: Should I CHECK-FOLD it?

      Not really Check/Fold, Check/Call could be also an option or Betting is also fine but with betting we are just building up the pot.

      5.RIVER: the face of opponents of a small note, I do not think the CALL ah, do you think?

      You can likely Call here, since either your play our either his play doesn't make sense at all. While we played that aggressively, we could also fold the hand on river since he is representing a strong hand. Therefore ain't wrong if you Call it and make a note. But you could easily avoid such situations, by playing the hand a lot better preflop and not raise at all. :)

      Overall, you have a big leak with playing your mid-pocket pairs. :)

      Best regards.