[NL2-NL10] From a blind steal...

    • batosz
      batosz
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.12.2010 Posts: 15
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      CO:
      $0.70
      BU:
      $0.77
      SB (Hero):
      $2.48
      BB:
      $2.19
      UTG2:
      $2.48
      MP1:
      $0.41
      MP2:
      $0.97
      MP3:
      $1.95


      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, 2.
      6 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, BB calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.16) A, T, Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.30, BB calls $0.20.

      Turn: ($0.76) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks.

      River: ($0.76) T (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, BB raises to $1.00, Hero calls $0.50.

      Final Pot: $2.76.

      I admit this was a pretty random, probably not very well played hand.
      I decided to try to steal the big blind because my opponent appeared to be tight previously and I managed to steal his blinds previously.

      I made a continuation bet on the flop, and I also had a reasonably good hand.

      What I'm really unsure about is the river and turn play. Any opinions?

      Thanks
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello batosz,

      Welcome to the NL Hand Evaluation Forum! Hopefully we will see more hands from you in the future. I hope that with our help you can improve your play and as well move up the limits. We will be waiting for the next hands and till that good luck on tables!

      Flop: Even if you steal with the hand then why do you Check/Raise the flop? You practically gaining the same fold equity with just CBetting and will find out where your hand stands.

      As played
      River: Don't even see any reason to bet it here, you are just making worse hands to fold and better ones continue.

      Best regards.
    • batosz
      batosz
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.12.2010 Posts: 15
      You are right, thank you!

      (Looking back at this hand really embarrasses me )
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by batosz
      You are right, thank you!

      (Looking back at this hand really embarrasses me )
      Don't be. :) Those should be embarrassed who are too lazy to even post hands. :>