[NL2-NL10] Any way I could have played better?

    • mirelbogdan
      mirelbogdan
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.12.2010 Posts: 15
      How would you have played this hand ? No stats on villain, Rush Poker.


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $9.5
      BB:
      $2.8
      Hero:
      $5
      BU:
      $2.77

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with A:spade: , J:diamond:
      UTG1 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, 4 folds, BU calls $0.15, SB calls $0.13, BB calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($0.60) J:spade: , T:spade: , 9:spade: (4 players)
      SB checks, BB bets $0.05, Hero raises to $0.45, BU folds, SB calls $0.45, BB folds.

      Turn: ($1.55) 4:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.35, SB calls $1.35.

      River: ($4.25) J:heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero raises $3.05 (All-In), SB calls $3.05.

      Final Pot: $10.35

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows (As Jd)
      SB shows a full-house, tens full of jacks (Td Tc)

      SB wins with a full-house, tens full of jacks (Td Tc)
  • 2 replies
    • mirelbogdan
      mirelbogdan
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.12.2010 Posts: 15
      And what about this hand ?


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $5.22
      CO:
      $7.97

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with J:heart: , J:club:
      3 folds, Hero calls $0.05, MP3 folds, CO raises to $0.22, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.17.

      Flop: ($0.51) 8:club: , 7:heart: , 4:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.51, Hero calls $0.51.

      Turn: ($1.53) 3:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $1.53, Hero calls $1.53.

      River: ($4.59) 2:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $3.9, Hero folds, CO gets uncalled bet back (All-In).

      Final Pot: $4.59
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello mirelbogdan,

      Please post only 1 hand per thread, if they are linked somehow then just link them. :)

      Hand #1

      Preflop: Actually it's kinda close to open it here, depending on your postflop skills. But as the Starting Hand Chart says that fold such hand. And open it from Middle Position. But as we raised then I would likely raise bigger, 4xBB.

      As played
      Flop: I'd also raise a bit bigger, although we don't have much to protect from but still to get easier money in if we for example hit the flush or something similar. I'd raise ~$0,70.

      As played if flop was Raised smaller
      Turn: CBet seems to be fine.
      River: And I'd likely also shove it here but he will have hard time Calling us with a lot worse, if you think he is able to do that with a lot worse, then it's considerable. Sometimes having such board, which is monotone and also straight possible, I even Check behind against very passive and nitty opponents. But of course it ain't wrong to shove directly here, there are still a lot worse hands which may Call us. :)

      Hand #2

      Preflop: What's the reason behind limping the hand? Raise it up. :)

      As played
      Flop: I'd just bet myself for protection and try to find out where we stand with our JJ.

      As played if flop was Check/Called
      Turn: After he bets again into us pot size bet then I rather decide it here, if I am going to Call both streets or not, but as we played preflop so passively then I'd just give it up right here.

      As played if turn was Check/Called
      River: Likely Check/Fold better.

      Best regards.