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[NL2-NL10] NL10: 99 Initiative on Turn

    • ManniXXX
      Joined: 05.09.2007 Posts: 707
      Party Poker, $0.05/$0.10 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 8 Players - Hand History Converter

      MP2: $1.60
      CO: $26.89
      Hero (BTN): $1.70
      SB: $20.27
      BB: $6.35
      UTG: $9.20
      UTG+1: $1.85
      MP1: $29.60

      Pre-Flop: 9:spade: 9:diamond: dealt to Hero (BTN)
      UTG calls $0.10, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, SB calls $0.45, BB folds, UTG calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.60) K:spade: Q:spade: Q:club: (3 Players)
      SB checks, UTG checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($1.60) 5:club: (3 Players)
      SB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $1.20 and is All-In, SB folds, UTG calls $1.20

      River: ($4) 5:diamond: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      Results: $4 Pot ($0.20 Rake)
      Hero showed 9:spade: 9:diamond: (two pairs, Queens and Nines) and WON $3.80 (+$2.10 NET)
      UTG showed 7:spade: 8:spade: (two pairs, Queens and Fives) and LOST (-$1.70 NET)

      Strictly sticking to the rules I should check/fold this till the river but with the board paired and a flush draw, checked around to me on the turn i felt I was most likely ahead. Position helps so much in these situations and it's why we fold 99 in early position.
      Had the turn not of been an undercard, or had the flop not been paired I would not of made this play.

      Is taking the initiative ok here?
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