[NL2-NL10] NL2 Should I have folded?

    • Krishjanis
      Joined: 04.01.2010 Posts: 977
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      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with Q, Q.
      Hero raises to $0.08, MP1 calls $0.08, 4 folds, SB calls $0.07, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.26) 3, J, 2 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.13, MP1 calls $0.13, SB raises to $0.45, Hero calls $0.32, MP1 folds.

      Turn: ($1.29) 3 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.61, Hero calls $0.61.

      River: ($2.51) T (2 players)
      SB bets $1.79, Hero calls $1.41.

      Final Pot: $5.71.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, queens and threes(Qs Qh).
      SB shows two pairs, threes and twos(Ad 2c).

      Hero wins with two pairs, queens and threes(Qs Qh).

      So I have a problem, that I get too attached to high pairs, and it not folding them brings me into difficult situation. So in this hand, I just didn't want to fold my overpair, but also I couldn't put him on a hand (offcourse If i look at the hand now, he could have had a lot of hands, but at the time when the hand was happening I didn't think too deep). So when should I have let go of the hand, or was folding even an option?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Krishjanis,

      The first mistake you did was on flop the bet size. Which might easily even induce him to raise. But as played I'd just Bet/Fold it being in multiway pot unless I know the opponent. I don't like it that much. But wouldn't even be surprised if he just saw weakness in your bet size and went for bluff, that's why you shouldn't bet that small. :)

      In this hand you practically only beat bluff.

      Best regards.