[NL2-NL10] 84s Freeplay pot - Flop 2 pair

    • keoghh
      keoghh
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.07.2011 Posts: 857
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $2.29
      Hero:
      $2.14
      UTG2:
      $9.04
      MP3:
      $5.35

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.104 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8:heart: , 4:heart:
      2 folds, UTG2 calls $0.02, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.02, 2 folds, SB calls $0.01, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.08) 8:spade: , 5:spade: , 4:diamond: (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.04, UTG2 calls $0.04, MP3 calls $0.04, SB folds.

      Turn: ($0.20) 6:club: (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.12, UTG2 calls $0.12, MP3 calls $0.12.

      River: ($0.56) 9:diamond: (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.2, UTG2 folds, MP3 calls $0.20.

      Final Pot: $0.96

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP3 shows two-pair, nines and eights (9h 8d)
      Hero shows (8h 4h)

      MP3 wins with two-pair, nines and eights (9h 8d)
  • 2 replies
    • DrDunne
      DrDunne
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,338
      hey there are a few things you could have done differently here.

      firstly you're holding a pretty strong hand on the flop and you definitely need to get value from worse hands i.e. straight and flush draws which will probably call you in a small unraised pot like this. so you must be more for value and protection - closer to the full pot maybe. also note you're hand loses equity since you are multiway..

      on the turn, straight draw completes and a good line could be bet fold. the bet should probably be more like 15c to the pot again.

      on the river it could be best to just check fold since probably no worse hands will be calling you down like this. the only thing you will fold out are busted draws and the only hands you get value from are weak pairs which are unlikely to continue on such a connected board.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello keoghh,

      You could bet the flop bigger. :) But as played I don't really like the bet on river, our plan by betting the turn is for free showdown. Any 7x now already beats us, there ain't gonna be a lot worse hands which Call you. Check/Fold the river.

      Best regards.