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[NL2-NL10] Nl Sh 88

    • 0744379
      Joined: 02.06.2011 Posts: 435
      Party, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $5.09 (127.3 bb)
      Hero (BB): $7.66 (191.5 bb)
      BTN: $2 (50 bb)
      SB: $5.98 (149.5 bb)
      MP: $5.14 (128.5 bb)
      UTG: $3.96 (99 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8 8
      UTG calls $0.04, MP folds, CO calls $0.04, 2 folds, Hero checks

      Flop: ($0.14) T Q 7 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.09, UTG folds, CO calls $0.09

      Turn: ($0.32) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks

      River: ($0.32) 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.16, CO folds

      Results: $0.32 pot ($0.01 rake)
      Final Board: T Q 7 A 5
      CO mucked and lost (-$0.13 net)
      Hero mucked 8 8 and won $0.31 ($0.18 net)

      What do you think of my bets here? Should I check call the river to catch a bluff from a flush draw?
  • 1 reply
    • luizsilveira
      Joined: 27.11.2010 Posts: 2,320
      Hi, 0744379.

      Interesting spot.

      To be honest, I wouldn't like my hand enough either to bet into two people on the flop or to call river.

      Flop: We have two people who could easily have a T or J and obviously won't fold. But even if they have a flush draw or a straight draw with overcards (any card higher than 8) they might even be the favourite to win the hand (since by the river they will have hit the draw or at least a pair). Worse of all, we don't even have position, meaning we can't control the size of the pot and might be in a very bad spot should one of the players become aggressive.

      River: As played you turned your 88 into a bluff, which is sort of fine. The opponent might have folded a weak T type of hand. However, I myself am not ever check/calling the river against an unknown - especially at these limits. So I'm only doing that if I have reads that that villain in specific will bluff river way too often and check back Qx and Tx type of hands.