[NL2-NL10] Middle pair

    • JHTAN
      JHTAN
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      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($4.34)
      Hero ($4.05)
      UTG ($16.69)
      UTG+1 ($13.65)
      UTG+2 ($27.86)
      MP1 ($17.93)
      MP2 ($10)
      CO ($9.30)
      BTN ($11.83)

      Dealt to Hero K:diamond: K:spade:

      fold, fold, UTG+2 raises to $0.30, fold, MP2 calls $0.30, CO calls $0.30, fold, fold, Hero raises to $1.40, fold, fold, CO calls $1.10

      FLOP ($3.45) 5:heart: 8:club: A:spade:

      Hero checks, CO checks

      TURN ($3.45) 5:heart: 8:club: A:spade: 2:spade:

      Hero checks, CO bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50

      RIVER ($4.45) 5:heart: 8:club: A:spade: 2:spade: 8:spade:

      Hero checks, CO bets $7.40 (AI), Hero calls $2.15 (AI)

      CO shows T:spade: J:heart:
      (Pre 16%, Flop 5.6%, Turn 0.0%)

      Hero shows K:diamond: K:spade:
      (Pre 84%, Flop 94.4%, Turn 100.0%)

      Hero wins $8.17

      Hi,

      Villain is 44/11(9 hands)
      Did I played this hand so weak? So, the villain try to bluff me off the hand.
      I call on the River because his line is weak and I dont believe him.
      How do you play this hand?

      Thanks.
  • 5 replies
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Hey JHTAN,

      I would definitely push preflop here.

      As played, I fold to his river push. He is unknown fish and an ace on the board is the worst possible card. You can also call with only half potsize left in your stack, but I just tend to avoid variance in such marginal spots, at least until you get some reads he is bluff happy.

      Best regards,
      burek2000
    • JHTAN
      JHTAN
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      Hey burek,

      How you decide to go all in or normal raise preflop?

      Thanks
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Hey JHTAN,

      Originally posted by JHTAN
      Hey burek,

      How you decide to go all in or normal raise preflop?

      Thanks
      I would say every time you will be commited on the flop in case you get called you are better off pushing pre straight away. This counts particularly when you sit in the blinds and are OOP postflop. In general, on the flop your stack shouldn't be smaller than the pot IP and when OOP I like to have my stack at least one third bigger than the pot so you can easily bet/fold otherwise I push pre.

      Cheers,
      burek2000
    • JHTAN
      JHTAN
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      Originally posted by burek2000
      I would say every time you will be commited on the flop in case you get called you are better off pushing pre straight away. This counts particularly when you sit in the blinds and are OOP postflop. In general, on the flop your stack shouldn't be smaller than the pot IP and when OOP I like to have my stack at least one third bigger than the pot so you can easily bet/fold otherwise I push pre.

      Cheers,
      burek2000
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      SB ($9.01)
      Hero ($5.58)
      UTG ($10)
      UTG+1 ($4.51)
      UTG+2 ($10.35)
      MP1 ($22.09)
      MP2 ($7.95)
      CO ($12.49)
      BTN ($13.63)

      Dealt to Hero K:club: A:club:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, CO raises to $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, SB calls $0.25, Hero?

      Hi Burek, thank you for your reply.
      The normal raise will be $0.30*5=$1.5 and if someone call, the pot will be $3.60.
      Hero remaining stack on Flop will be $4.08. So, this is a normal raise?
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Hey JHTAN,

      In this particular case I would do one of 2 alternatives:

      I would 3-bet smaller amount, because the openraiser is CO who is likely stealing and you have higher FE against him than against some unknown UTG openraiser and furthermore you have position on SB who will potentially call. With this option I'd go for a raise to ~1.20$.

      The alternative would be to shove, obviously. :f_grin:

      Now, the more likely it is they're regs who will fold a lot, I would prefer the first option. On the other hand, if it's more likely they're all fish(most important here is CO) I would go with a shove.

      For the end, well, MSS advises to leave the table with 50+BB stack, so you have easier decisions in such spots(easy shove).

      Hope this makes sense,
      burek2000