[NL2-NL10] NL2 2 pair vs 2 pair on flop

    • Hilto
      Joined: 24.08.2009 Posts: 14
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 8, A.
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, BU calls $0.08, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.19) Q, A, 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.10, BU raises to $0.49, Hero raises to $1.92, BU calls $1.43.

      Turn: ($4.03) Q (2 players)

      River: ($4.03) J (2 players)

      Final Pot: $4.03.
      Results follow:

      BU shows a full-house, queens full of aces(A Q).
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and queens(8 A).

      BU wins with a full-house, queens full of aces(A Q).

      I think it was OK to go all in on the flop with 2 pair, would you recommend otherwise?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Hilto,

      First of all I'd CBet there bigger ~$0,15 and otherwise it's kinda marginal. Depends a lot of the opponent, although I'd say that we are more often behind there while he raises that much, which usually indicates to a very strong hand. For example against this range:

      Equity Win Tie Loss Hand
      Player 1: 45,941% 45,587% 0,707% 53,706% As8d
      Player 2: 54,059% 53,706% 0,707% 45,587% 88, AQs+, JsTs, AQo+

      We are likely behind. But for example if we add also some AJ hand or something similar:

      Equity Win Tie Loss Hand
      Player 1: 55,307% 54,280% 2,054% 43,666% As8d
      Player 2: 44,693% 43,666% 2,054% 54,280% 88, AJs+, JsTs, AJo+

      Therefore I'd say it's a pretty marginal all-in. Rather have at least some read on the opponent. And as well I'd say while we haven't invested anyways much into the pot, we still can find a fold in this rather way ahead or way behind situation.

      Best regards.