[NL2-NL10] alt monster freeplay

    • Elroch
      Joined: 08.02.2011 Posts: 150
      This is a rare example of me feeling I should stray from MSS rules. The button is unlikely to have more than 2 outs on the flop, so playing rope-a-dope seems right to me. He is quite likely to have a pair due to the preflop action, but should be less inclined to put in more money if raised on the flop. On the turn, I know the button has no outs, so it's about maximising the pot size. If the button has a small to medium pair (or less), a raise here might be counterproductive. On the river, I feel a bet is likely to be called rather than raised, but check-raises often get called by players who have led all the way (I must stop making that mistake myself). Interesting how I got a more tilty response than the call I was hoping for. I suppose he assumed I had a jack and felt he could bluff me off it. Not a difficult final call. :)

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 6, 3.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0.04, 4 folds, BU calls $0.04, SB calls $0.02, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.16) 3, 3, 2 (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, UTG2 checks, BU bets $0.04, SB folds, Hero calls $0.04, UTG2 folds.

      Turn: ($0.24) 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.24, Hero calls $0.24.

      River: ($0.72) J (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.15, Hero raises to $0.80, BU raises to $1.45, Hero calls $0.60.

      Final Pot: $3.57.
  • 1 reply
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678

      I would just bet the Flop like 9 cents to get some money in there, now you are relying on 2 players to bet out for you as bluffs while they can raise you with PPs or unpaired hands. ( I think unpaired hands are more likely to call your bet than betting themselves )

      On the Turn you can start check/minraising as he is never folding a full house so you can shove the River

      Best regards,