[NL2-NL10] 2 Pair vs. Flush on River

    • Gnostradamus
      Gnostradamus
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      Joined: 06.03.2008 Posts: 54
      Played this according to the MSS charts. Wondering if I should have played differently on the river.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):
      $10.00
      UTG1:
      $9.65
      UTG2:
      $11.02
      MP1:
      $20.22
      MP2:
      $58.46
      MP3:
      $4.12
      CO:
      $14.01
      BU:
      $34.25
      SB:
      $14.12


      Preflop: Hero is BB with J, 5.
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.25, 3 folds, BU calls $0.25, SB calls $0.15, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($1) J, 5, 8 (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.75, MP1 folds, BU folds, SB calls $0.75.

      Turn: ($2.5) Q (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.80, SB calls $1.80.

      River: ($6.1) 4 (2 players)
      SB bets $4.35, Hero raises to $7.20, SB calls $2.85.

      Final Pot: $20.5.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, jacks and fives(J 5).
      SB shows a flush, queen high(T Q).

      SB wins with a flush, queen high(T Q).
  • 5 replies
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey Gnostradamus,

      Well played till river. On the river though I would just call his donkbet. Your 2-pair is too strong to fold here in my opinion, but pushing also doesn't give you any more value. Almost every draw completed on this river(FD, 67) and also QJ has you beat now, so raising a 2-pair there would be a mistake.

      You could also consider folding against his donkbet, because it's such a standard line for a fish who likes to draw, but I do think 2-pair is too strong there.

      It's important for you to make a note of villain's line, so you know you can value bet drawy boards hard against him and give up when draws complete.

      Regards,
      burek2000
    • Gnostradamus
      Gnostradamus
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      Joined: 06.03.2008 Posts: 54
      Thanks for the advice. :f_biggrin:
    • Tampaloeres81
      Tampaloeres81
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      Joined: 08.03.2009 Posts: 1,416
      Hi,

      How about betting PSB on the flop+turn? It is standard with SSS in freeplay and you get max value against drawing fish. don't know with MSS though? (havent really read those articles yet...)

      T.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      I just bet Pot yes :) doesnt matter which strategy you play
    • Tampaloeres81
      Tampaloeres81
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      Joined: 08.03.2009 Posts: 1,416
      ty Gerv :)