[NL2-NL10] NL 10 playing 55 too aggressively?

    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
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      0.05/0.10 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 5:club: , 5:spade:
      Hero raises to $0.40, MP2 calls $0.40, 3 folds, SB calls $0.35, BB folds.

      Flop: ($1.30) T:club: , 3:club: , 6:spade: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1, MP2 calls $1.00, SB calls $1.00.

      Turn: ($4.30) 4:diamond: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $3, MP2 folds, SB calls $3.00.

      River: ($10.30) 7:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $4, SB calls $4.00.

      Final Pot: $18.30

      On 7-handed game MP1 should be good enough to raise pre-flop with 55. Since I raise pre-flop then I thought that I would represent a big pair and made contibet quite harmless board- nevertheless 2 callers. 4 diamond gave me probably 10 out so i continued my contibet to take down the pot or to build it even bigger if I hit my quite good draw. Success- MP2 folds:P Hit my straight. Is there fold equity difference by pushing or making 4$ value bet on the river?

      Btw Upswing is nice:P
  • 3 replies
    • Faye6891
      Joined: 09.11.2007 Posts: 1,234
      I'd just call PF... and check/fold the flop.

      On the turn, you may not have so many outs. You probably have less than 10 outs there.

      And your draw is not that good, it's not the nuts and the board will look quite scary to other players when you hit it, and you may not get paid off.

      I think your play was too risky and (yes) too agressive. I don't think it's profitable.

      And you should've pushed on the river.
    • degnic
      Joined: 06.02.2007 Posts: 3,953
      Preflop is fine as it's 7handed imo. Contibet also ok I think. On turn I wouldn't fire 2nd barrel because turncard was blanco and you are likely to get called by either, if not both, villain(s) again. I would check/call turn. River would be a valuebet (push) for me.
    • Thorsten77
      Joined: 28.05.2006 Posts: 12,896
      You can limp or raise preflop - both are good options. I like your postflop play, but I'd value shove the river. If he was on a draw, he folds to either betsize. If he has a hand, he will call a shove as nearly as often as your betsize.