[NL2-NL10] NL4; SH: 22 cold call

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $5.30 (132.5 bb)
      SB: $4.69 (117.3 bb)
      BB: $7.66 (191.5 bb)
      UTG: $5.66 (141.5 bb)
      MP: $2.40 (60 bb)
      Hero (CO): $4.11 (102.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 2 2
      UTG raises to $0.16, MP calls $0.16, Hero calls $0.16, 3 folds

      Flop: ($0.54) 8 6 A (3 players)
      UTG checks, MP checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($0.54) A (3 players)
      UTG bets $0.32, MP calls $0.32, Hero folds

      River: ($1.18) 2 (2 players)
      UTG checks, MP bets $0.40, UTG calls $0.40

      Results: $1.98 pot ($0.13 rake)
      Final Board: 8 6 A A 2
      UTG showed T T and won $1.85 ($0.97 net)
      MP showed 9 T and lost (-$0.88 net)



      The initial raiser is an unknown, the midstack is a huge fish.
      The call preflop is standard, I guess. About postflop: because our opponent is a fish, I decided not to make a position bet, but had the second player not been such a fish, could I consider betting to get the pot?
  • 8 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      The only option would be to Bet is the flop. But even than I am not really sure if we should do that. :) Rather just take the passive approach with your PP.

      Best Regards.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      But I've read somewhere here on pokerstrategy.com or seen a video where it is said that you can make position bets IP 3handed to get the pot. You know - take a stab at it, since the initial raiser didn't cbet and the other guy checked as well.

      Under what conditions, if any, can we make such a play?
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      But I've read somewhere here on pokerstrategy.com or seen a video where it is said that you can make position bets IP 3handed to get the pot. You know - take a stab at it, since the initial raiser didn't cbet and the other guy checked as well.

      Under what conditions, if any, can we make such a play?
      Well, as you described perfectly well yourself, when the preflop aggressor doesn't show interest in the pot.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      But that is exactly what happened in this very own hand. Except the fact that the second guy is a big fish. Is taking the passive approach, as you suggested, preferable because of the fact that there is a fish in the hand?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      But that is exactly what happened in this very own hand. Except the fact that the second guy is a big fish. Is taking the passive approach, as you suggested, preferable because of the fact that there is a fish in the hand?
      If there is a huge fish in the pot who can even float with 8x hands or even weaker pairs/PPs then seems to be fine.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      I didn't quite understand. You mean if the fish calls with 8x or weaker pairs it's desirable to fold?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      I didn't quite understand. You mean if the fish calls with 8x or weaker pairs it's desirable to fold?
      It's desirable to Check behind the flop. :> Guess we both were talking about different stuff. :f_biggrin:
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Lol, no. I just said 'fold' accidentally instead of 'check-behind'. I understand now.

      Thank you!