[NL2-NL10] NL10 - MSS, 99 in BU vs donk bet

    • BadeaCelRau
      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 (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 9, 9.
      UTG2 calls $0.10, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, 2 folds, UTG2 calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.15) 6, 5, 7 (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $0.55, Hero calls $0.55.

      Turn: ($2.25) T (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $1.07, Hero calls $1.07.

      River: ($4.39) 7 (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $2.09, Hero calls $1.44.

      Final Pot: $7.92.

      Results follow:

      UTG2 shows a pair of sevens(Qh Kc).
      Hero shows two pairs, nines and sevens(9h 9c).

      UTG2 wins with a pair of sevens(Qh Kc).
      Hero wins with two pairs, nines and sevens(9h 9c).

      Villain stats in 29 hands :

      ... I don't like how I played this hand, but if I raise on the flop I scare all air, maybe the draws or I flip against a flushdraw with an overcard. Around these parts a set is donked potsized on draw heavy boards so I wasn't scared much about that. The turn is not scary, I don't expect many tens in his range and no draws completed. The river sucks, but might also mean that he didn't have a 7 from the beginning :/. Anyway I called because if he really had a 7 he wouldn't have bet the turn with a weak second pair + I'm committed. What do you think?
  • 1 reply
    • burek2000
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey Badea,

      Even though he will fold his air hands on the flop you have to raise there. If you don't you let him draw out on you and even if he folds his air hands you gain as he is folding his equity share.

      As played, it's ok to make the call down, but you can't presume an unknown will 3x bluff barrel thus raising flop is better.

      Best regards,