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[NL2-NL10] NL2 JJ Zoom MP2 2nd pair betting for thin value.

    • DaPhunk
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Lets see if this hand converter is better....

      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.02 BB (9 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from

      Button ($2.27)
      SB ($1.17)
      BB ($2)
      UTG ($0.82)
      UTG+1 ($4.44)
      MP1 ($3.31)
      Hero (MP2) ($5.07)
      MP3 ($2)
      CO ($2.43)

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with J, J
      2 folds, MP1 bets $0.06, Hero calls $0.06, 5 folds

      Flop: ($0.15) 5, Q, 7 (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.08, MP1 calls $0.08

      Turn: ($0.31) 4 (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.16, MP1 raises to $0.46, Hero folds

      Total pot: $0.63 | Rake: $0.02

      3betting pre seems a bit thin so elect to call.

      I don't see many Qx missing cbet here so I elect to bet two streets for value vs lower pairs and Flushdraws. Maybe once in a while I run into a slowplayed flush or scared play with Set or something but I think this line should be fine. I'm not too happy checking back turn, giving villain a free card and being bet into on river.

      In retrospect, I don't like my bet sizes. I want to bet $0.1 on flop and whatever is applicable on turn.

      Anyway, I'm posting this hand because I'm interested what you folks think villain plays this way. Any thoughts?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello DaPhunk,

      Preflop: While we are even a bit deeper I wouldn't mind to 3bet vs 3xBB open, most likely it's a weaker hand.

      As played
      Flop: I would Bet it bigger on the flop and protect our hand, he might smell weakness with the Bet and even could go for Check/Raise with A:hX hand or whatsoever. Of course his play wouldn't make sense, why don't you CB? But it could be possible and to avoid the aggression just show strength and bet ~$0,12.

      As played
      Turn: The same goes for here, you most likely showing weakness and therefore his Check/Raising range can be very wide here. With normal sizes most likely the range would be towards nuts mainly and as like A:hK or whatsoever.

      Best Regards.