[NL2-NL10] NL 5 - Raise flop?

    • StraGus
      Joined: 23.03.2009 Posts: 123
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (UTG+1): $6.76
      MP: $7.73
      MP+1: $1.75
      CO: $5.27
      BTN: $1.63
      SB: $2.02
      BB: $5.00
      UTG: $5.59

      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero has J:diamond: J:spade:

      fold, Hero raises to $0.20, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, BB raises to $0.60, Hero calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.22, 2 players) 9:heart: 9:club: 3:spade:
      BB bets $0.63, Hero calls $0.63

      Turn: ($2.48, 2 players) A:heart:
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($2.48, 2 players) 5:heart:
      BB bets $1.77, fold

      BB wins $2.36

      Should I Raise flop - or bet Turn?
  • 2 replies
    • luizsilveira
      Joined: 27.11.2010 Posts: 2,320
      Hi, StraGus!

      It depends a lot! Who is your opponent? Is he too aggressive? Too passive? Does he 3bet a lot? Or never?

      Calling is borderline. It's good that you have position, and it's good that he 3bet so small, so you can use that and make a call pre.

      What do you think is his range for 3betting pre and cbetting that flop?

      If you raise the flop, which hands fold and which hands call or shove over?

      By the river I think you've made a good fold.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello StraGus,

      Preflop: The opponent is 3betting against UTG from BB which is most likely going to be really strong play here and therefore I'd just fold my hand. At the best we are against something like AK and that's a flip. :( Or do you ever consider him 3betting light here, rarely doubt that it's gonna happen so often in FR.

      As played
      Postflop: No, there is no way I would play it any differently here. There is no worse hand which pay you anyways on the flop and we don't want to valuetown ourselves against strong made hands.

      Best Regards.