[NL2-NL10] [nl10] 2nd pair vs unknown

    • LemOn36
      LemOn36
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 07.02.2009 Posts: 1,356
      villain is 21/0 over 20 hands, no reads

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1219641
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      CO: $5.10
      BTN: $10.68
      Hero (SB): $10.00
      BB: $7.20
      UTG: $10.49
      MP: $4.46

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with Q :diamond: A :club:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, BB calls $0.30

      Flop: ($0.80) Q :heart: K :heart: 9 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, BB calls $0.50

      Turn: ($1.80) 2 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $1.10, Hero calls $1.10

      River: ($4.00) K :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $2.10, Hero calls $2.10
  • 4 replies
    • Heffron89
      Heffron89
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.01.2009 Posts: 813
      Why bet flop if ur gonna check turn on complete brick? he could easy be floating with a gutshot or FD here and when u check he knows u give up on turn so he just bets
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello LemOn36,

      Rather just give it up on turn than Check/Call it vs unknown. And as played the river if you called on turn then the river card should be somewhat the best for you since it makes somewhat unlikely for him to have the Kx.

      But overall, just Check/Fold the turn unless you know the opponent and of course 2nd barreling might be sometimes a way as well there, although thin.

      Best regards.
    • Heffron89
      Heffron89
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.01.2009 Posts: 813
      Originally posted by veriz
      Hello LemOn36,

      Rather just give it up on turn than Check/Call it vs unknown. And as played the river if you called on turn then the river card should be somewhat the best for you since it makes somewhat unlikely for him to have the Kx.

      But overall, just Check/Fold the turn unless you know the opponent and of course 2nd barreling might be sometimes a way as well there, although thin.

      Best regards.
      I dont ever see why give up on turn? the turn card is pretty much best turn card can get here and he will still probably call with all his draws... If give up on turn then dont bet flop.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      I dont ever see why give up on turn? the turn card is pretty much best turn card can get here and he will still probably call with all his draws... If give up on turn then dont bet flop.

      And why do you want to give it up right on flop? If you have a mid-pair and as well a overcard which could easily hit a 2pair. And we are against unknown. Why are you taking 2nd barrel there?

      But of course the 2nd barrel there is reasonable if you want to bet it for free showdown and as well for value from draws. But you also have to have a reason for that.