[NL2-NL10] NL16 88 vs ss

    • zghrv
      zghrv
      Silver
      Joined: 17.10.2008 Posts: 400
      any other way to play it?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.08/$0.16 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $14.23
      BB (Hero):
      $21.51
      UTG2:
      $22.56
      MP1:
      $17.54
      MP2:
      $4.38
      MP3:
      $16.41
      CO:
      $11.99
      BU:
      $30.75


      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8, 8.
      2 folds, MP2 calls $0.16, MP3 folds, CO calls $0.16, BU folds, SB calls $0.08, Hero raises to $0.96, MP2 calls $0.80, CO calls $0.80, SB folds.

      Flop: ($3.04) 7, 4, Q (3 players)
      Hero bets $2.03, MP2 raises to $3.42(All-In), CO folds, Hero calls $1.39.

      Turn: ($9.88) 8 (2 players)


      River: ($9.88) J (2 players)


      Final Pot: $9.88.
      Results follow:
  • 1 reply
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hello zghrv,

      My apologizes for this delay because I was attending PokerStrategy's Diamond Party in London last weekend

      About your hand:

      Seems it is better with pocket 88s to either squeeze bigger or to shove. You cover the other 2 players and they mostly perceive you to have AK way more often than any other hand so they will call with their pockets more often.

      Luckily for you , you smash those pockets.

      As played I think we should check/fold or shove the Flop because his calling range might be KK+ but also hands he does not want to get all-in with (KQ/AQ) so Qxx board is a very good board for him mostly

      Best regards,
      Gerv