[NL2-NL10] MSS NL5 - 88, completed SB

    • sp00nman
      Joined: 14.01.2009 Posts: 92
      Villain looks like a fish employing an MSS strategy.

      Stats on villain is: 27/8/1.6 after 113 hands

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8, 8.
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.05, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.03, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.15) K, 4, 3 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.07, BB folds, MP1 calls $0.07.

      Turn: ($0.29) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.21, MP1 calls $0.21.

      River: ($0.71) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.68, MP1 raises to $1.69(All-In), Hero ?( ?( ?(

      I open completed the sb(something i rarely do, I promise :s_evil: ) after villain open limped, which he does so frequently. I planned to bet/fold the flop but villain called. I turned a set and decided to bet again for value. The river probably didnt help villain as I was putting him on Kx, 56, A2, 33, 44 but then he decided to shove.

      Some questions:

      1)Do we shove and go broke in an unraised pot?

      2)River bet was quite awkward as I didnt know how much to bet, half pot would be too small for value and 2/3 would mean half of my stack. Shoving is too much and might lose value. What's the correct bet sizing here(as played)?
  • 1 reply
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678

      We should raise preflop for value. We have often the best hand here so why don't we raise preflop for a bigger pot to win?

      As played I would bet the same amounts u did and bet/call the RIver, you have a set and folding is just a big no-no on his all-in. You beat plenty of hands!

      I would size it to like $0.61 but yours is fine too :)

      Best regards,