[NL2-NL10] Boring hand

    • Poker4Taxi
      Joined: 25.01.2011 Posts: 49
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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:diamond: , J:spade:
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $0.04, 6 folds, Hero calls $0.02.

      Flop: ($0.09) Q:diamond: , T:diamond: , 8:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 bets $0.06, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $0.15

      Starting hand chart says fold preflop, and I supppose that it is for this sort of reason.

      As I see it I probably have 7 definate outs (4 kings and 3aces). But because it is a cbet from minraise preflop the AJ has some showdown value in itself doesnt it?

      I dont really understand the stats completely in truth (i know what they mean but not how to interpret them really (ie what they should be to compare with))

      How should you interpret preflop open minraises generally?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Poker4Taxi,

      Preflop: For the reason that we don't hit often enough and has only that smallish stack, I'd either shove it directly preflop or just fold.
      Postflop: Check/Fold, likely better.

      Download a program Called Equilator or Equilab, both are pokerstrategy softwares and you will get the understanding what do the numbers mean. You can put those ranges into that program and will likely understand what they are raising and stuff.

      Best regards.