[NL2-NL10] NL2 88 on MP1, flop set on coordinated board

    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 7,013
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      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 8, 8.
      UTG2 folds, Hero calls $0.02, MP2 raises to $0.08, MP3 calls $0.08, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.27) 9, 8, 6 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.18, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.18.

      Turn: ($0.63) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.30, MP3 calls $0.30.

      River: ($1.23) Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, MP3 raises to $1.20, Hero calls $0.60.

      Final Pot: $3.63.

      Results follow:

      MP3 shows a flush, jack high(Jh Th).
      Hero shows three of a kind, eights(8d 8h).

      MP3 wins with a flush, jack high(Jh Th).

      Are the betsizes okay?
      Can I find a fold on the river?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Tomaloc,

      Bet bigger on flop ~$0,24 would be mine and definitely have to bet it bigger on turn ~$0,45 at least. You just showing weakness with your small bet and may induce to raise with any kind of hands.

      As played the river is pretty close while he really is giving us that great odds although I don't think that he has a lot of 2pairs in his range that he plays this way, might have some weak flush or even straight and therefore I might even Bet/Fold it more often than even Call the min-raise. And I don't think that he would even turn his 2pair type of hands into bluff there on river anyways but rather Call.

      Best regards.