[NL2-NL10] NL2 - 78o on the button

    • lynius
      Joined: 15.01.2011 Posts: 382
      Preflop: With a calling station limping in and another limper, is it acceptable to limp offsuit connectors pre-flop with position?

      Does a calling station alter the acceptability to limp pre-flop with marginal hands, or does the expected value not change much?

      Flop: Definitely a margin of error deciding to slow play. This has been a keen hand in reminding me about protection.

      Turn: Not the prettiest card in the pack. I thought I would raise to find out if I am against a fullhouse, but because of the value in sets that will call.

      River: Looking at the end result, guess I couldn't have played that any better?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 7, 8.
      2 folds, MP2 calls $0.02, MP3 calls $0.02, CO folds, Hero calls $0.02, SB folds, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.09) 5, 4, 6 (4 players)
      BB checks, MP2 checks, MP3 bets $0.08, Hero calls $0.08, BB folds, MP2 calls $0.08.

      Turn: ($0.33) 4 (3 players)
      MP2 checks, MP3 bets $0.08, Hero raises to $0.24, MP2 calls $0.24, MP3 calls $0.16.

      River: ($1.05) Q (3 players)
      MP2 checks, MP3 checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $1.05.
      Results follow:

      MP3 shows a flush, ace high(A 6).
      Hero shows a straight, eight high(7 8).
      MP2 shows two pairs, fives and fours(5 K).

      MP3 wins with a flush, ace high(A 6).
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello lynius,

      Preflop: Even if I wanted to play I guess I'd rather be inclined to isolate. :D Of course limping is an option if they are very loose opponents.

      As played
      Flop: No point to slowplay. We need to protect, we need to build up the pot and if they have a hand then they are paying anyways. Like 2pairs, sets, worse straights. Raise it up!

      As played
      Turn: That's exactly the spots which we want to avoid. :) Now even couple of hands hit the FH. We can raise it of course but what's your plan if the opponent decides to 3bet you?

      As played
      River: Kinda cruel while even the backdoor flush completes. But I guess Checking would be an option while the opponents might even trap you with FHs even and we can't even be sure that a lot worse will pay us after our line.

      Best regards.