[NL2-NL10] NL10 78s unraised pot

    • Oly0909
      Joined: 08.06.2008 Posts: 856
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      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.96 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 8:heart: , 7:heart:
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0,10, 4 folds, Hero calls $0,10, SB folds, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0,35) 5:heart: , 4:heart: , 4:club: (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG2 checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($0,35) A:heart: (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG2 bets $0,3, Hero raises to $0,90, BB folds, UTG2 calls $0,60.

      River: ($2,15) J:spade: (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $1,2, UTG2 calls $1,20.

      Final Pot: $4,55

      Preflop: Since limper is a fish I could isolate him but with 78s I think it's marginal, and hope SB joins as well.

      Flop: Since it's unraised pot, I don't like to play draws aggresively. Should I bet because this one is pretty big? Does paired board make any difference?

      Turn: Maybe raise bigger, like $1,20?

      River: Is 1/2 pot OK or I should bet bigger again?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Oly0909,

      Preflop: Often times in such a situation actually I like taking the initiative much more than raising, since we induce a lot more fold equity by that postflop and might as well get the money by CBettin against that kind of opponent. But of course this way as you played, the Calling is also totally fine.

      As played
      Postflop: Nah, your play is totally fine as you did. Nice hand!

      Best regards.