[NL2-NL10] NL 2 FR Scared

    • StraGus
      Joined: 23.03.2009 Posts: 123
      PokerStars - $0.02 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: $1.96
      SB: $0.85
      Hero (BB): $2.00
      UTG: $0.76
      UTG+1: $0.74
      MP: $2.02
      MP+1: $2.57
      CO: $1.37

      SB posts SB $0.01, Hero posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has J:club: 5:club:

      fold, fold, MP calls $0.02, MP+1 calls $0.02, fold, BTN calls $0.02, fold, Hero checks

      Flop: ($0.09, 4 players) 2:club: 7:club: 5:spade:
      Hero bets $0.08, fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.20, Hero calls $0.12

      Turn: ($0.49, 2 players) T:diamond:
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.26, Hero calls $0.26

      River: ($1.01, 2 players) 9:heart:
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Should I put him All in on flop?
      That was my plan but then I got scared and played passively instead..
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello StraGus,

      Why should you put him all-in on the flop while you are in freeplay pot? Rather play it passively as you did. Your hand isn't that strong as you imagine it being. Against set our equity isn't that good.

      Board: 2:club: 7:club: 5:spade:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    70.66%  70.66%   0.00% { 77, 22 }
      UTG+1  29.34%  29.34%   0.00% { Jc5c }

      Although most likely I'd just give it up on the turn while we most likely don't have implied odds for a Call there. Of course he gives somewhat good odds but we would still need some money from on the river to make it profitable. Although we are OOP, so it will be hard. Neither we don't know how good our flush is going to be.

      Best Regards.
    • Veeziits
      Joined: 13.10.2010 Posts: 81
      Hey Stragus,

      I like going broke on flop here, because in my opinion the things they could have are:
      fd to wich you are ahead
      sets against which you still have 9 outs and still are only 2:1 underdog
      mayebe 2pair with 75 against which you have 12-13 outs, that makes a flip
      and some small top pair or pocketpair that they are probably folding to a raise
      and the rest is some random trash that also gets folded

      but when you call you can put yourself in not that good situations on later streets, because if club comes up, you wont know if you have the best flush, if you spike 5 or J you also wont know if you have the best hand, so I think you should have re-raised on the flop :)

      P.s. After I wrote this I saw veriz post :D so i guess i was wrong :D but here is my thoughts anyway
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Any thoughts are welcome. :)