[NL2-NL10] NL4 couple hands with questions

    • valancius
      valancius
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.03.2009 Posts: 65
      Hello, this is my first posted hands from my NL4 session. In articles i had read that posting hands in forum is very important thing for improving game, so thanks to all who will read and try to help me to improve my game.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $4.60
      BU:
      $4.16
      SB:
      $4.97
      BB:
      $3.40
      UTG1 (Hero):
      $4.00
      UTG2:
      $4.43
      MP1:
      $4.91
      MP2:
      $4.86
      MP3:
      $1.34


      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with A, A.
      Hero raises to $0.16, UTG2 calls $0.16, 4 folds, BU calls $0.16, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.54) 7, 5, K (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.34, UTG2 calls $0.34, BU calls $0.34.

      Turn: ($1.56) 4 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.74, UTG2 calls $0.74, BU calls $0.74.

      River: ($3.78) 9 (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 bets $2.70, BU folds, Hero calls $2.70.

      Final Pot: $9.18.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of aces(A A).
      UTG2 shows a pair of tens(T T).

      Hero wins with a pair of aces(A A).

      HEM info:
      UTG2 VP$IP:19/PFR:17/AF:1/Fold to Cbet:0 after 191 hands.
      BU VP$IP:8/PFR:6/AF:4/Fold to Cbet:0 after 163 hands.

      Turn: i think that turn card wasn't bad for me because it completed only straight hands with 1gap, but still two opponents and i'm oop, what my bet should be? 2/3 3/4 or full pot?
      River: river card also wasn't very scary. Should i bet here myself and fold to all in/raise?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $4.15
      MP3:
      $3.72
      CO:
      $1.46
      BU (Hero):
      $5.19
      SB:
      $6.29
      BB:
      $4.00
      UTG2:
      $5.03
      MP1:
      $1.66


      Preflop: Hero is BU with 2, 2.
      2 folds, MP2 raises to $0.12, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.12, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.3) 2, J, K (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.14, MP2 calls $0.14.

      Turn: ($0.58) A (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.37, MP2 calls $0.37.

      River: ($1.32) 7 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.63, MP2 calls $0.63.

      Final Pot: $2.58.
      Results follow:

      MP2 shows a pair of aces(A Q).
      Hero shows three of a kind, twos(2 2).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, twos(2 2).

      HEM info:
      MP2 VP$IP:16/PFR:10/AF:1/Fold to Cbet:17 after 166 hands.

      River: after turn call i think he should have a decent hand like strong draw or two pair: so using this thoughts, should i value bet river 3/4 - full pot or just bet my standart 1/2 value bet, opponent is not very loose so if i bet to much and he doesn't have strong hand, i can help him to fold hands which could call 1/2 bet.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $5.08
      CO:
      $5.62
      BU:
      $3.84
      SB:
      $1.54
      BB (Hero):
      $4.06
      UTG1:
      $5.74
      UTG2:
      $1.36
      MP1:
      $5.03
      MP2:
      $1.72


      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, K.
      4 folds, MP3 calls $0.04, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, MP3 calls $0.16.

      Flop: ($0.42) 7, 2, 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.26, MP3 calls $0.26.

      Turn: ($0.94) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $0.72, Hero raises to $3.60, MP3 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1.66.

      HEM info:
      MP3 VP$IP:16/PFR:10/AF:1/Fold to Cbet:17 after 166 hands.

      Turn: if i think he is bluffing or semi-bluffing should i just call and let him to try it again on river although he is not very aggressive? After my check-raise all in i thought that maybe i overplayed my hand i only isolated myself to get called by stronger hands like two pair+.

      I]Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:[/I]

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $4.19
      MP3:
      $1.43
      CO:
      $6.27
      BU:
      $4.04
      SB:
      $4.21
      BB (Hero):
      $3.94
      UTG1:
      $4.58
      UTG2:
      $4.40
      MP1:
      $4.06


      Preflop: Hero is BB with J, J.
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.12, 3 folds, SB calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.36, MP2 calls $0.24, SB calls $0.24.

      Flop: ($1.08) K, 7, Q (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP2 checks.

      Turn: ($1.08) K (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP2 bets $0.16, SB calls $0.16, Hero calls $0.16.

      River: ($1.56) K (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP2 bets $0.60, SB calls $0.60, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $2.76.
      Results follow:

      MP2 shows a full-house, kings full of tens(T T).
      SB shows three of a kind, kings(9 A).

      MP2 wins with a full-house, kings full of tens(T T).

      HEM info:
      MP2 VP$IP:23/PFR:14/AF:2/Fold to Cbet:50 after 108 hands.
      SB VP$IP:74/PFR:0/AF:1/Fold to Cbet:33 after 32 hands.

      I didn't noticed MP2 raise because of HEM stats and thought that i'm only against SB, i made too small 3bet and now i just stuck with JJ.. what should i do? can i overcall a river bet?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello valancius,

      First of all, one of the most important things in post hands is that rather just post one hand into one thread, not every single one from one session into one, I can guess you can think yourself out why that's really crappy for us.

      Also welcome to the forums, hopefully we will see posting you more hands. And that's true that posting hands helps a lot to your poker career if you want to become a good winning player.

      Hand #1
      Your bet size on turn is too smallish I'd bet there ~$1,20 and also I'd just ship it myself on river, there are just so many worse hands which he still might Call us with what he could be checking behind, it was good that he decided to bet the hand on river.

      Hand #2
      I'd bet bigger on every street, flop ~$0,22, turn ~$0,40 and as played river also bigger ~$1.

      Hand #3
      Check/Raising the turn is reasonable if we know that the opponent is going to bet and definitely it's fine. Although I'd bet bigger on flop ~$0,30.

      Hand #4
      Yeah, the 3bet preflop is kinda horrible, too smallish and sometimes I even prefer just to Call and play it postflop. Otherwise postflop should be fine, river is rather a safe fold, not many worse hands can shove up there that often, they could easily have the Qx there. You could consider like block-betting yourself for about $0,50 or something similar but as played rather fold.

      Best regards.