[NL2-NL10] Relying entirely on fold equity

    • maheepsangari
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,161
      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players

      SB: $6.77 (67.7 bb)
      BB: $5.34 (53.4 bb) 22/4/0.3/11.1/27
      UTG+1: $4.44 (44.4 bb) 19/5/1.0/0.0/26
      Hero (UTG+2): $10 (100 bb)
      MP1: $4.37 (43.7 bb)
      MP2: $5.10 (51 bb)
      MP3: $10.73 (107.3 bb)
      CO: $5.09 (50.9 bb)
      BTN: $4.45 (44.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with 2 2
      UTG+1 raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.30, 5 folds, SB calls $0.25, BB raises to $0.70, UTG+1 calls $0.40, Hero calls $0.40, SB folds

      I probably shouldn't have called in the first place, don't think 22 will get me far in a 3-Bet Multiway pot. I normally don't do this but I called because I had position and the raisie was minimal and there was enough in the pot already, I however was worried that SB might shove. I was getting 5:1 odds so a 16% equity needed and pre-flop my pair definitely beats broadways so I thought lets see what the flop gives.

      Flop: ($2.40) A 7 A (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $1.60, BB calls $1.60, UTG+1 folds

      Both checked, after so much action pre-flop the post-flop play was very passive. I thought that this was a good spot to bluff. They either had an ace or didn't, 3-Bet multiway pot someone had to have an ace and the one who did have it would want to protect it. Keeping that in mind I went ahead and did what I did. When I got called I knew that he had it and I just gave up after that. What do you think?

      Turn: ($5.60) 8 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($5.60) 6 (2 players)
      BB bets $3.04 and is all-in, Hero folds

      Results: $5.60 pot ($0.25 rake)
      Final Board: A 7 A 8 6
      BB mucked and won $5.35 ($3.05 net)
      Hero mucked 2 2 and lost (-$2.30 net)
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello maheepsangari,

      Standard Check/Fold on the flop while being in such a multiway pot. You wont make any better hands to fold and most likely there are better PPs or Ax hands.

      Best Regards.