[NL2-NL10] raise?

    • daisuke3823
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
      Party Poker $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1622921
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      SB: $10.24 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 23, 3B: 12, AF: 5.4, Hands: 312
      BB: $14.02 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 7, 3B: 6, AF: 5.0, Hands: 68
      Hero (UTG): $12.79 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 15, 3B: 5, AF: 2.3, Hands: 24173
      MP: $12.73 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 11, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 64
      CO: $11.95 - VPIP: 29, PFR: 25, 3B: 17, AF: 0.0, Hands: 83
      BTN: $8.70 - VPIP: 36, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.5, Hands: 42

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is UTG with 9:heart: T:heart:
      Hero raises to $0.30, 3 folds, SB calls $0.25, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.70) J:spade: 4:diamond: K:club: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50

      Turn: ($1.70) 8:diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $1.00, Hero calls $1

      River: ($3.70) T:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.64, SB calls $2.64

      he almost 100 % cbet always. he is loose agreeesive player,
      so I thought of betting until river if he checks somewhere.
      and got 3rd pair on the river,and thought maybe he would fold his J if I bet,
      so I bet.
      should I have raised on the flop?
  • 2 replies
    • luizsilveira
      Joined: 27.11.2010 Posts: 2,320
      Hi, daisuke3823!

      Sorry, I don't think your line makes much sense.

      First, I'm not sure I'm opening T9s from UTG without good info on rest of the table. We even have a loose/passive player on the BTN and a seemingly aggressive one on the CO and both can give us trouble with our marginal hand. I'd fold pre.

      On the flop we have nothing but a gutshot to the second nuts. I would only call if I already knew he donks flop and ch/folds most turns (which we don't). I don't think calling "to bet if he checks somewhere" is a good idea, especially since you're saying he's very aggro (he might not check somewhere except when he wants to induce bluffs).

      At least on turn we get OESD and he bets quite small. Then it's close but if he's betting small on that board I wouldn't count on huge implieds if a 7 and especially a T hits.

      On river I don't like your bet at all. I don't think he would ever bet twice a J or a K to fold river. You hardly called twice with AQ yourself and you can't represent much by betting (you'd probably have raised KJ, KK, JJ, etc). So I think he has an easy call.

      All in all, with our hand I would indeed prefer raise flop - but even that I'd like some info that he indeed folds. Don't forget he's betting into UTG, you do have a lot of Kx and strong hands in your range there - especially if you're playing 18/15.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello daisuke3823,

      Fold it on the flop! Nothing else to discuss, no point to float there or anything similar. You don't have the implied odds. He can't CB while you were PFA.

      Best Regards.