[NL2-NL10] Playing an overpair on a heavy board

    • gg12gg
      gg12gg
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.06.2010 Posts: 20
      Hi.

      In this hand I was dealt with a pair of jacks.
      I raised and a loose opponent called from the blinds.
      I was happy with my hand, but then he started betting in me.
      Why did he do that?
      What could he possibly have?
      How should I've played my hand?

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $3.39
      Hero:
      $9.97

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with J:heart: , J:diamond:
      Hero raises to $0.30, 4 folds, BB calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.65) 9:spade: , 6:club: , 2:spade: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.5, Hero calls $0.50.

      Turn: ($1.65) 8:heart: (2 players)
      BB bets $1, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $2.65
  • 4 replies
    • gg12gg
      gg12gg
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.06.2010 Posts: 20
      Oh! I've found a hand, that looks similar to the previous one.

      Look.

      Again, I have an overpair, but my opponent starts betting and I just don't know what to do.

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $10
      Hero:
      $11.15

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with T:spade: , T:club:
      MP2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, 3 folds, BB calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.65) 7:diamond: , 5:diamond: , 3:club: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.41, Hero calls $0.41.

      Why does he bet? If he has a 7x, an overpair, or even a draw, then why doesn't he check-raise?

      Turn: ($1.47) 5:spade: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.7, Hero raises to $3.00, BB raises to $5.30, Hero folds.

      A bet again? What could it be?
      I thought that he wouldn't bet the flop with a hand like A5, so I raise. I'm still ahead of 88, 99, 7x and draws.
      My opponent re-raises and I fold.

      Final Pot: $9.77
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello gg12gg,

      Obviously 2nd hand is totally overplayed and badly played. About the first hand seems to be fine while not that many hands you beat on the turn and will be hard for us to Call the river.

      Best Regards.
    • gg12gg
      gg12gg
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.06.2010 Posts: 20
      Dear veriz,

      I know that the 2nd hand was badly played. I post hands here to receive some critics and improve my play.
      I made mistakes in this hand because I am not used to see aggression against me on the flop when I am the preflop aggressor.
      So, the question is what kind of hand would my opponent play this way and how should I act in this situation.

      Thank you, gg12gg.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      We don't put opponent on a hand but rather a range. He can have there anything pair/sets/2pairs/draws but meanwhile we don't know the opponent rather take the passive approach cause we can't put him on a correct range without information.