[NL2-NL10] [NL2] Slowplaying from BB against maniac

    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 7,013
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      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.99 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8:club: , 7:diamond:
      7 folds, SB calls $0,01, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0,04) 8:heart: , 7:spade: , 7:club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0,02, SB raises to $0,10, Hero calls $0,08.

      Turn: ($0,24) 5:heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $0,18, Hero raises to $0,44, SB raises to $1,56, Hero calls $0,71 (All-In), SB gets uncalled bet back.

      River: ($2,54) 4:heart: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $2,54

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      SB shows (7h 6s)
      Hero shows a full-house, sevens full of eights (8c 7d)

      Hero wins with a full-house, sevens full of eights (8c 7d)

      This was a pretty interesting hand.
      I do the usual BB "freeplay check" and end up hitting a perfect flop... which (so I think) was absolutely safe, and I figured from previous hands and his stats that my opponent was an absolute maniac... so I decided that I'd let him start the action.

      My questions:
      - Was it the right thing to slowplay him?
      - By highlighting the results you can see his hand... which conclusions should I draw about him?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Tomaloc,

      I'd likely bet pot to start building up the pot. But definitely it's fine to slowplay him, he will anyways have hard time Calling with worse.

      And as well add to full stack if you playing BSS.

      Best regards.