[NL2-NL10] Q's part one. What could I have done differently?

    • pokerpanda22
      pokerpanda22
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.05.2011 Posts: 18
      Should I have re-raised to 30 cents preflop?
      How should I have done postflop?

      Thanks in advance. :)

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $6.68
      BU:
      $5.51
      SB (Hero):
      $1.94
      BB:
      $1.24
      UTG:
      $3.51
      UTG1:
      $2.04
      UTG2:
      $1.00
      MP1:
      $3.72
      MP2:
      $1.23
      MP3:
      $9.75



      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, Q.
      3 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, 2 folds, CO raises to $0.10, BU folds, Hero raises to $0.18, BB folds, MP1 calls $0.16, CO calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.56) 7, 7, 6 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.42, MP1 raises to $0.84, CO folds, Hero raises to $1.76, MP1 calls $0.92.

      Turn: ($4.08) T (2 players)


      River: ($4.08) T (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.08.

      MP1 shows seven trey off suit
  • 1 reply
    • luizsilveira
      luizsilveira
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.11.2010 Posts: 2,320
      Hi, pokerpanda22!

      Yes you could.

      You reraised too small preflop. Reraising (or 3betting, same thing) bigger wishes to accomplish two things: inflate the pot when you have a strong hand AND not give great odds for your opponent to call with any two cards. Often, he will call you only with hands you dominate a lot like JJ, TT, AQ and KQ.

      Your 3bet size at these limits should be at least 3,5x the original raise; if you're out of position (which was the case) you can make it 4x. Since your opponent made a bigger than usual raise, you can reduce it to 3x (in this case $0.3); however, at these limits I'd probably still do at least 0,35 out of position, to charge the villain for the advantage he will have postflop.

      THEN if you do that you could have just bet/gone broke on that flop easily.

      Best regards!