[NL2-NL10] To Fold or Not To Fold

    • odin444
      odin444
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.09.2011 Posts: 52
      I've been racking my hands with both of these and am thinking maybe I should have betted the turn in both cases. Should I have folded these two hands pocket pairs?

      Thanks

      Hand 1

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $2.03
      BU:
      $1.87
      SB:
      $2.66
      BB:
      $0.72
      UTG2:
      $2.34
      MP1:
      $2.83
      MP2 (Hero):
      $1.01
      MP3:
      $2.77


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q, Q.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, BU calls $0.08, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.19) 6, T, J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.14, BU calls $0.14.

      Turn: ($0.47) K (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.22, Hero folds, BU gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.47.


      Hand 2

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $1.97
      CO:
      $3.35
      BU (Hero):
      $0.89
      SB:
      $0.71
      BB:
      $0.91
      UTG2:
      $1.70
      MP1:
      $0.80
      MP2:
      $2.00


      Preflop: Hero is BU with J, J.
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, SB calls $0.07, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.18) 5, 9, 9 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.09, Hero raises to $0.27, SB calls $0.18.

      Turn: ($0.72) K (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.72) 2 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.34, Hero folds, SB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.72.
  • 4 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
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    • LordLauta
      LordLauta
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.04.2011 Posts: 6,083
      First hand I bet a second barrel. It's not a fact he has a flush draw plus K is scary plus we have like 1023123312432 outs. Second hand : Shove turn. K is a blank, we only have to be worried about 9K or KK wich got us beat at flop.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hey Odin444,

      I would recommend u posting just 1 hand per thread :)

      On this turn with QcQs, I would bet because you have a SD+FD so you have decent equity there and you can definitly fold out better hands :)

      In the 2nd hand you should bet the Turn again or call this river IF you raise this flop. Sometimes I do raise the Flop, sometimes I do not depending on stats

      Hope it helps

      Best regards,
      Gerv
    • odin444
      odin444
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.09.2011 Posts: 52
      Thanks for the responses guys and apologies for the multi hand posting (I played them in close succession and figured I would have them both looked at in one go as they were quite similar)

      Figured I should have kept with the aggression, just thought I was being slow played for some reason

      Thanks for that