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[NL2-NL10] NL4 dueces needed protection or not?

    • anhvusa
      anhvusa
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 115
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $6.22
      MP3:
      $1.54
      CO (Hero):
      $1.71
      BU:
      $6.18
      SB:
      $6.16
      BB:
      $1.99
      UTG1:
      $5.79
      UTG2:
      $2.31
      MP1:
      $1.60


      Preflop: Hero is CO with 2, 2.
      UTG1 calls $0.04, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.04, BU folds, SB calls $0.02, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.16) 7, 5, 4 (4 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, UTG1 checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($0.16) 2 (4 players)
      SB checks, BB bets $0.08, UTG1 calls $0.08, Hero calls $0.08, SB folds.

      River: ($0.4) Q (3 players)
      BB bets $0.16, UTG1 calls $0.16, Hero raises to $0.48, BB folds, UTG1 calls $0.32.

      Final Pot: $1.52.

      Results follow:

      UTG1 shows a pair of queens(Jc Qd).
      Hero shows three of a kind, twos(2c 2s).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, twos(2c 2s).

      Did need protection on TURN? or just play passively in this spot?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello anhvusa,

      Well, I guess I'd still raise it on turn to protect my hand. Don't even have to be very big. But as played seems to be fine, could even consider raising a bit bigger on river but ain't that big problem either.

      Best regards.