[NL2-NL10] NL4; HU, 74o openraise

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 2 Players
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      Hero (SB): $4 (100 bb)
      BB: $2.14 (53.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 7 4
      Hero raises to $0.12, BB calls $0.08

      Flop: ($0.24) 7 7 2 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.16, BB calls $0.16

      Turn: ($0.56) A (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.44, BB calls $0.44

      River: ($1.44) 2 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.88, BB calls $0.88

      Results: $3.20 pot ($0.21 rake)
      Final Board: 7 7 2 A 2
      Hero mucked 7 4 and won $2.99 ($1.39 net)
      BB showed A T and lost (-$1.60 net)

      Our opponent is relatively unknown.

      1) is our preflop raise ok?
      2) What do you think about my betsizing postflop?
  • 6 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      Preflop: Pretty horrible, especially against expected loose opponent according the stack. Just fold the hand.

      As played
      Postflop: Seems to be fine, dumb spot that the FD completed, otherwise we might even sometimes consider just shipping the river. But I guess it's also an option right now since he has a lot of Ax hands in his range and doesn't have much left anyways.

      Best Regards.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      I saw jungleman's video on HU here on PS where he was raising every single hand preflop and regarded his opponent's folds from SB as a mistake.

      Does it apply to higher stakes only?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      I saw jungleman's video on HU here on PS where he was raising every single hand preflop and regarded his opponent's folds from SB as a mistake.

      Does it apply to higher stakes only?
      Definitely not for lower stakes. :) Since I doubt that your postflop skills are so good as junglemans one. Also he plays just HU not 6max HU or FR hu. :) It's still a bit different play.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Definitely not for lower stakes. Since I doubt that your postflop skills are so good as junglemans one.


      1) Obviously not, lol. But is my inexperience the only factor, or is it also because often our opponent's are too loose OOP HU on this limit?

      2) Would it be a good openraise on this limit if I did have jungleman's postflop skills? Does he raise ATC from SB against all opponents?

      3) What is the difference between 6max HU, FR HU, and just simply HU? Why should our play be different in each format?
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      1) Obviously not, lol. But is my inexperience the only factor, or is it also because often our opponent's are too loose OOP HU on this limit?

      Well, they are not only OOP but as well IP, doesn't matter. :D

      2) Would it be a good openraise on this limit if I did have jungleman's postflop skills? Does he raise ATC from SB against all opponents?

      Most likely I wouldn't open unless I know the opponent. He is mid-stack = loose opponent so I doubt that we gonna hit much, even if we hit our pair we will rarely even know where we stand with our hand.

      3) What is the difference between 6max HU, FR HU, and just simply HU? Why should our play be different in each format?

      Cause people are able to adjust more better? In FR people play 12/10, SH people play 20/18. :) Try thinking a bit yourself, where do you think people will adjust more? Where people for example will people 3bet you more lighter and maybe even call down more lighter.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Thanks a lot for your input! I understand it all now!