[NL2-NL10] NL2 99 overpair

    • member001
      Joined: 18.03.2010 Posts: 288
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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 UTG2 with 9:spade: , 9:diamond:
      UTG1 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.10, 4 folds, BU calls $0.10, 2 folds, UTG1 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.33) 3:heart: , 3:spade: , 2:club: (3 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero checks, BU checks.

      Turn: ($0.33) 7:club: (3 players)
      UTG1 bets $0.14, Hero calls $0.14, BU calls $0.14.

      River: ($0.75) 4:diamond: (3 players)
      UTG1 bets $0.22, Hero calls $0.22, BU folds.

      Final Pot: $1.19

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      UTG1 shows two-pair, queens and threes (Qh Qc)
      Hero shows (9s 9d)

      UTG1 wins with two-pair, queens and threes (Qh Qc)

      Here's another hand where I get into a mess with a medium pp overpair on a low board.

      Flop: yet again, I confuse myself about whether to cbet in these spots. I don't feel I have much fold equity in a 3-way pot where I obviously haven't hit the flop, and I have decent showdown value, hence why I played passively. But on the other hand, with such a low overpair there are about a gazillion cards that I don't want to see on the turn, so maybe it's better to bet for protection / trying to take down the pot right now?

      Turn: I think my call is defensible on the turn because he's betting less than half the pot and might still have 44-66, 88, 7x (sc) or even absolute air that is having a crack at what looks like an abandoned pot.

      River: I think I should have folded. If villain is firing again after getting two callers on the turn, even if his bet sizing is feeble, he probably has a hand.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello member001,

      I'd just bet the flop, we still need to protect from overcards and even extract value from some smaller PPs. And otherwise no way I am folding while he may easily have a lot worse PPs and even pairs. Just note him down with what he did that. And of course the odds are just to good.

      Best regards.