[NL2-NL10] NL10 QTs vs maniac - "trap" gone wrong

    • Jaissica
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 1,385
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      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.102 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with Q:spade: , T:spade:
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0.10, Hero calls $0.10, CO raises to $0.45, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.35.

      Flop: ($1.15) Q:heart: , 8:heart: , 4:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.9, Hero raises to $1.80, CO calls $0.90.

      Turn: ($4.75) 7:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.26, CO calls $2.26.

      River: ($9.27) 9:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks.

      Final Pot: $9.27

      Hi Veriz, Kaitz. What do you think of the river play here? Do we take a street for value or let the loose, borderline maniac losing lag take a stab at it for us?

      Very loose limp-call preflop, but this guy was blowing great chunks of money off at a rapid clip.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Jaissica,

      Preflop: As I understand the CO is a maniac. So you expect him to raise and that was the reason why you limped? Or do you usually limp in with those hands? Myself I usually prefer isolating and would advice you to do the same.
      Postflop: Why do you Check the river??! You will never see bluff there, ship yourself and might even get called! He will just Check behind most of his range.

      Also why do you Check/Raise the flop? I mean what's with the min-raise? :D

      Best regards.