[NL2-NL10] too much protection???

    • dragonste
      Joined: 28.06.2010 Posts: 70
      Known players:

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with T:spade: , T:club:
      Hero raises to $0.20, 3 folds, CO calls $0.20, 3 folds.

      Flop: ($0.47) K:heart: , J:heart: , T:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.2, CO raises to $0.60, Hero raises to $4.87 (All-In), CO calls $3.45 (All-In), Hero gets uncalled bet back (All-In).

      Turn: ($8.57) 5:spade:
      River: ($8.57) 2:spade: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $8.57

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows (Ts Tc)
      CO shows a straight, ace high (As Qs)

      CO wins with a straight, ace high (As Qs)
  • 2 replies
    • 36bullets
      Joined: 16.03.2010 Posts: 57
      Hi dragonste,

      In this case, the board presents a number of draws that villain could have. He might have a flush/straight draw, TP + draw, he could already have the straight.

      Flop: I would bet bigger (~0.35) for protection and value. Since villain made a 2-bet, it would be normal to make our 3-bet because our hand then fold to a re-raise because, in that sense, we would know that we're already behind.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello dragonste,

      Since he would also play this way his TP type of hands which is trying to protect and also 2pairs and obvious that also straights and sets this way. Against that kind of range we oftentimes are getting pretty good equity and therefore I'd also get it in on flop.

      Equity calculation:
      Equity Win Tie Loss Hand
      Player 1: 43,433% 42,485% 1,896% 55,619% JJ+, AQs+, AhTh, KTs+, Q9s, AQo+, KTo+, Q9o
      Player 2: 56,567% 55,619% 1,896% 42,485% TsTc

      Best regards.