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[NL2-NL10] NL2 Middle pair

    • Cooleyman
      Joined: 01.03.2011 Posts: 144
      No reads on Villain

      PartyGaming - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      MP+1: $2.00
      CO: $0.39
      BTN: $2.25
      SB: $2.00
      BB: $1.56
      UTG: $2.42
      UTG+1: $1.73
      Hero (MP): $2.07

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has T:diamond: T:heart:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.08, fold, fold, BTN calls $0.08, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.19, 2 players) 2:diamond: 5:spade: Q:diamond:
      Hero bets $0.14, BTN calls $0.14

      Turn: ($0.47, 2 players) 8:heart:
      Hero bets $0.22, BTN calls $0.22

      River: ($0.91, 2 players) 9:heart:
      Hero bets $0.43, BTN raises to $0.86, fold

      How should I have played the flop, turn and river?
  • 2 replies
    • Jaissica
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 1,385
      Preflop and flop is fine.

      On the turn you don't really have alot of fold equity but you could be taking value from 66-99 and flush draws, so the 2nd barrel is fine. You could also check-fold and it wouldn't be a totally unreasonable thing to do as playing marginal holdings OOP sucks.

      On the river I think I would prefer to check-call to keep it smaller. It is unlikely that the villain made a hand with the 9 - so this could be a busted draw bluff - and I can't see the villain raising here much with just TP. You could also blockbet-call to induce the buff - maybe 25 cents at the 91 cent pot.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Cooleyman,

      From what are you trying to get value from on river? I don't really like 3barreling here. I'd at the best would consider 2barrel to protect against some draw on turn but even that might be rather Check/Fold sometimes. Of course the bet sizing on turn wasn't the greatest one either, you are simply inviting him to raise you.

      Best regards.