[NL20-NL50] NL50 hu 88 on paired board

    • mishh06
      Joined: 14.10.2007 Posts: 126
      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (2 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver)

      Button ($40.60)
      Hero ($50)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8, 8.
      Button calls $0.25, Hero raises to $2, Button calls $1.50.

      Flop: ($4) 7, 7, 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.5, Button raises to $5, Hero calls $2.50.

      Turn: ($14) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, Button bets $33.6 (All-In), Hero calls $33.60.

      River: ($0) Q (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Final Pot: $81.20

      ok so we'd been going back and forth for about 10 minutes and he was calling stuff down and generally playing bad. What do you guys think of this call?
  • 4 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Re-raise on paired board tend to be bluff.
      But you can´t win much, I would probably also call here.
    • caber1
      Joined: 13.04.2008 Posts: 16
      I'm going to guess that he slow played a big pair. So once he calls my raise I check raise on the flop and if he comes over the top then I probably fold.
      88 just doesn't seem the type of hand that I myself would go to war with.
      If he is playing bad then I would simply wait for a better spot.
    • whipflip15
      Joined: 25.11.2006 Posts: 284
      It is hard to say playing HU. It depends on how the game has been going. Has he been completing from the button often? Has he slow played preflop? What has he minraised with? Does he bluff? or overbet the pot?
    • mishh06
      Joined: 14.10.2007 Posts: 126
      Well he'd just been calling everything down pretty much, and making some silly bluff type bets. In this hand villain had 44 though :P And what's more awesome is he decided to hit and run which is always nice.