[NL2-NL10] NL20 98s limp. Top pair on flop.

    • SnoWonder
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 41
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      0.1/0.2 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.99 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 9:diamond: , 8:diamond:
      UTG1 calls $0.20, UTG2 calls $0.20, MP1 calls $0.20, MP2 folds, Hero calls $0.20, 2 folds, SB calls $0.10, BB checks.

      Flop: ($1.20) 8:spade: , 2:spade: , 2:club: (6 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, UTG1 checks, UTG2 checks, MP1 bets $0.9, Hero calls $0.90, 2 folds, UTG1 calls $0.90, UTG2 folds.

      Turn: ($3.90) 5:club: (3 players)
      UTG1 checks, MP1 checks, Hero bets $2.4, UTG1 folds, MP1 raises to $4.80, Hero raises to $4.33 (All-In).

      River: ($13.03) 7:heart: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $13.03

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP1 shows two-pair, eights and sevens (8c 7c)
      Hero shows (9d 8d)

      MP1 wins with two-pair, eights and sevens (8c 7c)

      This was undoubtedly sloppy play, and I'm dissappointed tbh, I must have been on tilt. But how should this hand have been played? Fold the flop? Or not get involved at all?
  • 1 reply
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hello SnoWonder,

      I would not get involved preflop by limping. Our stack makes it incredibly difficult to get proper implied odds because we are mostly aiming to hit a monsterdraw , not toppair!

      The only riskfree draw is mostly a nut straight draw since any flushdraw higher than 9 has our beat for example. FUrthermore the pot on the flop would be $1.2 and our stack is $5.2 so we have to call extra bets on Flop+Turn in order to complete our draw which is a big chunk of our stack

      Best regards,