[NL2-NL10] NL10 - MSS, KQ in BB vs mass limp-callers

    • BadeaCelRau
      BadeaCelRau
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.10.2010 Posts: 2,122
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $11.51
      SB:
      $3.05
      BB (Hero):
      $4.00
      MP1:
      $2.00
      MP2:
      $3.98
      MP3:
      $2.00
      CO:
      $5.41


      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, Q.
      MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.10, 2 folds, BU calls $0.10, SB calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.80, MP2 calls $0.70, 2 folds, SB folds.

      Flop: ($1.8) 8, J, 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $0.80, Hero folds, MP2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1.8.

      MP2 stats in 50 hands :
      44(vpip)/20(pfr)/50(f 3bet)/0(steal)
      0(fcbet)/0(f 2nd barrel)/27(wtsd)/2.4(af)

      BU stats in 57 hands :
      28/12/50/0
      -/0/36/3.5

      SB stats in 53 hands :
      53/11/67/0
      100/-/9/2.0

      This situation has always been bugging me. How should I deal with it? There are many limpers and when I look at their stats it's clear that somebody will certainly call, maybe all of them and they have position on me. Postflop doesn't change much, they will probably call the continuation bet so what should I do? Is it worth raising preflop? This is the general question.

      The specific question is if you think the flop is worth cbeting. I can't really guess his calling range, probably low-medium pocket pairs + broadway cards.
  • 1 reply
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey BadeaCelRau,

      Preflop it's certainly a raise for value, such fish will call you with tons of worse hands you dominate and you will be able to put stacks in postflop.

      Postflop you're heads-up with a fish that very likely has missed this paired board, so I would c-bet here and usually second barrel turn when good second barrel cards arrive.

      Best regards,
      burek2000