[NL2-NL10] NL4 2 pair value betting?

    • XyRo
      XyRo
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.08.2008 Posts: 22
      My issue here after reviewing the hand is that I may have bet too high and not extracted value. UTG 2 and I played a few hands before and he usually 3 bets me.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $4.00
      MP2:
      $1.67
      MP3:
      $4.95
      CO:
      $4.00
      BU (Hero):
      $8.14
      SB:
      $5.13
      BB:
      $2.25
      UTG2:
      $8.85


      Preflop: Hero is BU with 8, J.
      UTG2 calls $0.04, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.04, SB calls $0.02, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.16) 8, 2, J (4 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, UTG2 checks, Hero bets $0.12, SB calls $0.12, BB folds, UTG2 calls $0.12.

      Turn: ($0.52) 3 (3 players)
      SB checks, UTG2 checks, Hero bets $0.50, SB folds, UTG2 calls $0.50.

      River: ($1.52) 6 (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $1.45, UTG2 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1.52.
  • 1 reply
    • Bierbaer
      Bierbaer
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.05.2005 Posts: 7,989
      Raise preflop, you have position and you're even deep with him.

      As played your betsizing is good. You want to extract maximum value, you could argue that a riverbet of $1.32 would look a lot weaker, but generally betting close to pot is definitely the right way to go on the micros.