[NL2-NL10] 89s in SB

    • nttflox
      nttflox
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      Joined: 25.10.2007 Posts: 673
      Full Tilt Poker
      No Limit Holdem Ring game
      Blinds: $0.50/$1
      8 players
      Converter

      Stack sizes:
      UTG: $117.35
      UTG+1: $53.50
      MP1: $174.50
      MP2: $16.50
      CO: $19.50
      Button: $80.55
      Hero: $27.25
      BB: $48.50

      Pre-flop: (8 players) Hero is SB with 9 8
      UTG folds, UTG+1 calls, MP1 calls, 3 folds, Hero calls, BB checks.

      Flop: 9 Q 8 ($4, 4 players)
      Hero bets $3.5, BB folds, UTG+1 raises to $7, MP1 folds, Hero calls.

      Turn: 5 ($18, 2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $21, Hero calls all-in $19.25.
      Uncalled bets: $1.75 returned to UTG+1.

      River: Q ($56.5, 1 player + 1 all-in - Main pot: $56.5)


      Results:
      Final pot: $56.5
  • 3 replies
    • xylere
      xylere
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      Joined: 27.05.2007 Posts: 2,939
      Although, I would play it differently, I like the way you played it. especially, the flop call.

      I would c/r though.
    • Gremlin68
      Gremlin68
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      Joined: 18.08.2006 Posts: 345
      Originally posted by xylere
      Although, I would play it differently, I like the way you played it. especially, the flop call.

      I would c/r though.
      mmh against unknown I personally would also prefer to bet in first as nttflox did. The two pair looks nice but is vulnerable.

      O.k. there is a rainbow flop some gutshot possibilities and the Q. Most worried I would be about hands like Qx which could make a higher two pair.

      So I wouldn't like to give villain any possible freecard, for sure willing to get broke if no absolute ugly situation appears.

      But for sure c/r is a way to play it here also, I think it's a question of preferences and of course of reads we have.
    • xylere
      xylere
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      Joined: 27.05.2007 Posts: 2,939
      It is totally fine to play this hand as it was played by nttflox. I just said that I play it differently and I have a reason for that) I simply c/r my draws in this spot, so I would c/r with my made hands on a dry board (2pair+) or given some other circumstances. For the balance))

      But this is not a standard play. I demand some reads, of course, and when I see that c/r is not very suitable, I would bet it straightforward.