[NL2-NL10] New to PokerStrategy

    • andydjordan
      Joined: 27.01.2012 Posts: 4

      I am new to this forum and site and am playing microstakes on Pokerstars and I was wondering if you could help me with a hand I have some trouble with. I am sorry if this is in the wrong section..

      How should I play this hand? As I could see it I was getting odds pre flop for the min bet, then with 2p on flop I wanted to be aggressive to stop drawing hands.. The 2 on the turn gave me no reason to think I wasn't still ahead. My opponents range definitely did include all low-mid pocket pairs but I am not sure.. I could be completely wrong! This is my first hand history I have ever posted so if anyone could helo me I would really appreciate it.. cheers guys.

      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

      MP+1: $2.28
      LP: $2.28
      CO: $5.00
      BTN: $1.93
      SB: $1.77
      Hero (BB): $2.91
      UTG: $3.53
      UTG+1: $5.37
      MP: $4.05

      SB posts SB $0.02, Hero posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero has 5h 8c

      UTG raises to $0.10, UTG+1 calls $0.10, MP calls $0.10, fold, fold, CO calls $0.10, fold, SB calls $0.08, Hero calls $0.05

      Flop: ($0.60, 6 players) 8h Jc 5s
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.30, fold, fold, MP calls $0.30, CO calls $0.30, SB calls $0.30

      Turn: ($1.80, 4 players) 2d
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.40, MP raises to $3.65 and is all-in, fold, SB calls $1.37 and is all-in, Hero calls $1.11 and is all-in

      River: ($8.19, 3 players) 3s

      Hero shows 5h 8c (Two Pair, Eights and Fives) (Pre 17%, Flop 10%, Turn 5%)
      MP shows 5c 5d (Three of a Kind, Fives) (Pre 33%, Flop 62%, Turn 76%)
      SB shows Ts 9c (High Card, Jack) (Pre 50%, Flop 28%, Turn 19%)
      MP wins $7.85
  • 10 replies
    • LONGPLAY66
      Joined: 17.05.2009 Posts: 228
      with 6 players seeing the flop you have to bet "at least" 0.90 into the 0.60 pot,0.30 is much too low.....it goes without saying that you pretty much have to go bust there however you play it but the 0.30 bet is never correct there in a 6 way flop(unless you have jjj) :]
    • harry121
      Joined: 01.02.2012 Posts: 6
      Poker is not as easy as it looks. You have to make a strategy while playing with a professional poker player
    • bazerk
      Joined: 05.10.2010 Posts: 653
    • andydjordan
      Joined: 27.01.2012 Posts: 4
      Useful :D :evil:
    • gadget51
      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Hi andydjordan and welcome to our community. :]

      I have moved this to the no limit beginner hand evaluation forum for you, it may get evaluated by a professional hand judge there. :)

      Best regards,

    • andydjordan
      Joined: 27.01.2012 Posts: 4
      Thank you :)
    • IngridN
      Joined: 02.03.2011 Posts: 12,162
      and big welcome to our community! Don't be shy, ask away anytime you have questions! :)
    • pleno1
      Joined: 19.11.2010 Posts: 5,596

      From a handjudge perspective.

      Pre: Close, folding wouldn't be terrible and lots of reverse implied odds, for example we have basically the nut board for our hand and we're asking what to do.

      Flop: Lead is good, think 0.50 gets the job done as well as 0.30 and we pick up an extra 10bbs for each person who calls. i liiiiiiiiiiike

      Turn: Pretty meh, but great price and we are (close) at the top of our range here so I get it in and expect to be vs Jx and draws alot, and sometimes two Jx which would be nice :)

      Welcome btw.
    • andydjordan
      Joined: 27.01.2012 Posts: 4
      What a warm welcome, and thanks for the hand analysis guys.. think I'm going to feel comfortable here :)
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello andydjordan,

      Welcome to the NL Hand Evaluation Forum! Hopefully we will see more hands from you in the future. I hope that with our help you can improve your play and as well move up the limits. We will be waiting for the next hands and till that good luck on tables!

      Preflop: Fold those type of hands cause you just put yourself way too often into complicated decisions. Especially if you are rather new to poker, you overplay your pair/2pair type of hands.

      As played
      Flop: Bet the flop bigger at least $0,50 and protect your hand and of course get value. :)
      Turn: Being in such a multiway pot is the question if we should even Bet here cause too many better 2pairs and of course even sets are possible there. I would even go for Check/Fold while it might even to be weak but in long run most likely going to save money. Such spot you can avoid by folding preflop. :)

      Best Regards.