[NL2-NL10] 88 overpair

    • cozacu
      cozacu
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.02.2010 Posts: 1,379
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):
      $4.00
      SB:
      $4.00
      BB:
      $10.31
      MP2:
      $4.22
      MP3:
      $1.34
      CO:
      $5.61


      Preflop: Hero is BU with 8, 8.
      MP2 raises to $0.14, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.14, SB calls $0.12, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.46) 6, 2, 5 (3 players)
      SB checks, MP2 bets $0.29, Hero raises to $0.72, SB calls $0.72, MP2 folds.

      Turn: ($2.19) A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($2.19) A (2 players)
      SB bets $1.56, Hero folds, SB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.19.

      Was raising there on flop for protection ok?What about shutting down on turn... i`m wondering if bet/fold turn would have been a better line to take?
      Villain there was a 25/10 5.7 3bet 142 hands
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello cozacu,

      Why should you raise for protection on the flop? You will rarely even get called from a lot worse. At the best we could consider just Calling and reevaluating the turn and that's at the best. :)

      Best Regards.
    • cozacu
      cozacu
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.02.2010 Posts: 1,379
      I raise not to get called by worse but to take down the hand right there... if i just call there are a ton of cards that can make our hand weaker.You think i should never raise in such spots?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by cozacu
      I raise not to get called by worse but to take down the hand right there... if i just call there are a ton of cards that can make our hand weaker.You think i should never raise in such spots?
      Why should we? We are just isolating against very strong hands while being in multiway pot.