[NL2-NL10] NL5 FR 88 in the SB

    • clandestineAl
      clandestineAl
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.06.2010 Posts: 569
      Was I wrong to think I was ahead when he checked behind on the turn?

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $5
      UTG2:
      $5.43

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.102 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8:spade: , 8:club:
      UTG2 raises to $0.15, 5 folds, Hero calls $0.13, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.35) 9:diamond: , 7:diamond: , 6:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 bets $0.35, Hero calls $0.35.

      Turn: ($1.05) 4:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 checks.

      River: ($1.05) 9:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.7, UTG2 calls $0.70.

      Final Pot: $2.45

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      UTG2 shows two-pair, aces and nines (Ad Ac)
      Hero shows (8s 8c)

      UTG2 wins with two-pair, aces and nines (Ad Ac)
  • 2 replies
    • pea1984
      pea1984
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.08.2010 Posts: 59
      This guy seems very tight and doesn't raise often so when he does I think straight away he has a big hand.
      Calling with 88 is ok though, I would do the same.
      Check call the flop is ok, I would do the same here, we now have an OESD.
      When he checks behind on the turn it seems strange, his stats show him as being very aggressive so I would expect him to bet.
      I would probably check call the river, I don't want to bet and face a raise here.

      I was surprised when I looked what he had (after I went through the hand).
      How can he not bet the turn with that board? Crazy.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello clandestineAl,

      Well, after him betting pot size on flop then I really doubt that we are ahead with our 88 in this spot vs such a nit. I'd really be inclined to even consider Check/Folding the river since I doubt the guy would ever bet there with worse or turn his hand into bluff.

      Best Regards.