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[NL2-NL10] JJ - Check/Raise ?

    • Taswell
      Joined: 01.08.2007 Posts: 81
      0.05/0.10 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 9:spade: , 9:club:
      2 folds, Hero calls $0.10, MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $0.20, CO folds, BU calls $0.20, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($0.75) J:club: , 5:heart: , 7:spade: (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks, BU bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10, MP3 folds.

        I thought I was ahead here ! Should I have Check/Raised ?

      Turn: ($0.95) 5:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.40, Hero calls $0.40.

      River: ($1.75) 3:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU checks.

      Final Pot: $1.75
  • 4 replies
    • Cojack123
      Joined: 28.08.2006 Posts: 1,569
      I thought I was ahead here ! Should I have Check/Raised ?

      Raise is good for protection, (pot building), and information where you
      stand with our hand and very important to drive out mp3.
    • Thorsten77
      Joined: 28.05.2006 Posts: 12,896
      I often lead the flop to see where I stand. As played, I'd raise his little bet for information.
    • degnic
      Joined: 06.02.2007 Posts: 3,953
      Against aggressive villain I like to c/r on flop here and against passive I like to lead out myself on flop.
    • mashmash
      Joined: 30.08.2007 Posts: 29
      mp3 minraises then folds to a flop minbet from co which is funny. You could checkraise the flop but with your hand it is probably best to keep the pot small. Against an aggressive player on the button you may get driven off, but allowing him to bet will often make you the most money on average if you have the best hand. Depends on your read of that guy which will make and lose you the most money. Check raising was probably a good idea to drive off the preflop raiser, you would have been able to get away from the hand easily if he showed any more interest in the hand but as it turned out it didnt seem to matter