[NL2-NL10] Nl10, flop set against maniac

    • newsat
      Joined: 21.02.2008 Posts: 3,224
      I raise preflop because he is a maniac.

      He openraised 24o on UTG, and showed his hand.

      He calls or raises very much.

      I bet 3/4pot to protect and make pot bigger.

      What should I play on flop ?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, T.
      UTG1 raises to $0.30, 7 folds, Hero raises to $0.95, UTG1 calls $0.65.

      Flop: ($1.95) T, T, 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.39, UTG1 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1.95.
  • 2 replies
    • JonikoP
      Joined: 15.05.2010 Posts: 600
      This looks fine.

      Preflop we are raising for value because we think he will call with worse.

      Betting for value on the flop looks correct to me. If this guy is a calling station, he will call with worse, and is probably peeling with any overpair, gutshot or FD (and obviously worse Ts).

      If you have a better read on him then you can alway check and hope he barrels the turn but I think that would dangerous on such a wet board.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello newsat,

      Preflop: As you say he Calls and also raises a lot, then why do you want to play against him in bigger pot, I'd rather play against him in smaller pots and if we hit hard, then try to play against him. Doesn't make sense to 3bet against him if it's hard to get off his hand postflop, also we wont go broke if he decides to 4bet.

      As played
      Flop: Yeah, I'd still CBet here to protect our hand and also extract value.

      Best regards.