[NL2-NL10] 9's in cut-off facing a pfr from UTG

    • pokerpanda22
      pokerpanda22
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.05.2011 Posts: 18
      1. How do you feel about a preflop reraise from the cut-off?
      2. Can I justify an all-in raise on the flop when he first bet out?
      3. Am I looking against 10 10+? AJ+ would have folded? Your thoughts, please.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $0.47
      UTG1:
      $2.00
      UTG2:
      $1.11
      MP1:
      $3.94
      MP2:
      $2.97
      MP3:
      $3.66
      CO (Hero):
      $1.99
      BU:
      $2.09
      SB:
      $0.88


      Preflop: Hero is CO with 9, 9.
      UTG1 raises to $0.06, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.06, 2 folds, BB calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.19) 8, 3, 4 (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG1 bets $0.12, Hero raises to $0.24, BB folds, UTG1 raises to $0.46, Hero folds, UTG1 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.43.
  • 2 replies
    • cpers
      cpers
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.04.2011 Posts: 563
      1. Not a good idea, calling here is fine. Our goal is to go for set value.
      2. You'd be overplaying your hand if you do so. Besides TT+ are in his range.
      3. May not fold when you min-raise like that. Better make a potsize raise if you decide to raise here like 0.46. Although I prefer calling here, and evaluate further on the turn. If we hit our set, I'd raise if he bets. If he checks to you I might try a float bet.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello pokerpanda22,

      Preflop: Nah, rather play for the set value than raise. We are getting perfect spot while we even have the position.
      Postflop: Not a huge fan of raising while UTG1 CBets into multiway pot. Rather just Call at the best if even that. Since his CBetting range is going to be rather stronger. Especially such a min-raise doesn't make much of sense.

      Best Regards.