[NL2-NL10] NL10 88 preflop

    • Oly0909
      Oly0909
      Silver
      Joined: 08.06.2008 Posts: 843
      Known players:    
      Hero:
      $10,4
      UTG2:
      $10,08
      MP2:
      $14
      CO:
      $10
      BU:
      $9,2

      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 SB with 8:heart: , 8:spade: . CO posts a blind of $0,10.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0,10, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0,10, MP3 folds, CO checks, BU calls $0,10, Hero raises to $0,90, 5 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0,60

      Is it better to raise more then half of table here, or just to limp behind? I think with 55-22 I would limp behind, and 66-77 are like borderline, but 88 are good enough for this play. What do you suggest in these spots?
  • 1 reply
    • Bierbaer
      Bierbaer
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.05.2005 Posts: 7,989
      I agree with you, 88 is probably also the bottom of my range for raising in this spot. With some reads I'd even raise 77 and 66 sometimes, but 22-55 always flop 3rd pair or an underpair and those are pretty hard to play OOP, especially vs opponents who don't like folding.

      So nh!