[NL2-NL10] NL4, J9s - Getting Away From it? Pt I

    • Scooney
      Joined: 14.08.2011 Posts: 104
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      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J:heart: , 9:heart:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.16, BU folds, SB calls $0.14, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.36) J:diamond: , 9:spade: , 8:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.3, SB calls $0.30.

      Turn: ($0.96) A:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.84, SB raises to $2.58, Hero raises to $3.59 (All-In), SB calls $1.00 (All-In).

      River: ($8.13) Q:spade: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $8.13

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two-pair, jacks and nines (Jh 9h)
      SB shows three-of-a-kind, eights (8h 8d)

      SB wins with three-of-a-kind, eights (8h 8d)

      Can I fold here on such a draw heavy board? The A:diamond: on the turn could turn his hand from a nut draw to a top pair/nut draw, or a FD/Gutshot SD. Its unlikely he has the slow played set as I have a J and a 9 though a flopped straight is also possible.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Scooney,

      Well, why not? I mean the board is just horrible. The A on turn completed a lot better 2pairs, straights possible, sets possible. I'd rather just fold the hand while even being against loose-passive opponent with my just mid-2pairs.

      Best Regards.