[NL2-NL10] NL5 SH K8s B

    • Sinnology
      Joined: 10.08.2009 Posts: 994
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      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 8, K.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, SB calls $0.13, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.35) 5, 8, 4 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.30, SB calls $0.30.

      Turn: ($0.95) 7 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.95) 4 (2 players)
      SB bets $1.05, Hero calls $1.05.

      Final Pot: $3.05.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, eights and fours(8d Kd).
      SB shows a pair of fours(Jc Qc).

      Hero wins with two pairs, eights and fours(8d Kd).

      villain is a loose player with stats 41/12/6.7/2.5 (VPIP/PFR/3bet/AFF)
      I raise to play pot with him IP.
      he called and flop is dry with TPGK, so I decided to bet almost potsize, to make him pay hes weaker 8, and also am sure he would pay me with 5.
      Paying with 4 is weak even for him imo.
      I ve noticed that fishes on this limit dont call raises much with low cards.
      Their favorite range are those middlish cards, Ax and high face cards.
      And I was afraid here of 56s,and 87s which could deffo be in hes range.
      But two 8s are out so chances for him to held one are slim, but still possible.
      Flop brings a 7 :club: and board gets really really wet.
      6 would complete straight, :club: on river could bring fush, and with 87 he could have 2 pair.

      checking behind was a sound choise here.
      River brings 4 :heart: , which doesnt change much imo.
      I ve crossed 4 out of hes range, so it shouldn't matter.
      He bet potsize here !
      No OC hit the board, FD missed, but he could slow play hes straight and now since flush missed he decided to with it .
      But why would he slowplay straight on such a draw ?
      FD are possible, and maybe some higher straight draws ?
      It was smelly as hell and thats why I decided to call him .

      Was this a mistake ?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Sinnology,

      Not if your plan with Checking behind on turn was to induce bluffs from him. Although he could easily have planned to Check/Raise the turn, that's the reason why he didn't bet. But overall such a play ain't a mistake. Often times I'd just bet myself on turn for free showdown against that loose opponent.

      Best regards.