[NL2-NL10] NL5 FR 88o

    • eXtremeACE
      Joined: 22.02.2011 Posts: 267
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      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.106 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 8:heart: , 8:diamond:
      UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, 2 folds, CO calls $0.15, BU folds, SB calls $0.13, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.50) 7:diamond: , 5:diamond: , 2:club: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.36, 2 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.50

      Here I got basically lucky as everyone folded to my bet because I'm not really skillful in this situations, and I think this rarely occurred to me since playing MSS..

      (?)Question is basically how should we treat our "so-called" overpair on this board.. Yes it is an overpair, but barely, since any 9+ card on the turn/river will ruin it and therefore I don't really see a Bet/Raise as a valid play with this hand..
      Is there any rule I missed that goes like this "in MSS an overpair is only starting with TT+" or is this meant to actually be played as an overpair, as long as it is?

      All the best!
  • 1 reply
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678

      With your betsizing, people are not really fond of peeling with loose overcards so basically his calling range is 7x, flushdraws and/or straightdraws/2pairs

      Basically we have to bet again on the Turn just to semibluff because if we check/fold, the bet on the Flop does not make sense

      If we get raised on the Flop since it is 3way, we can safely fold because we are far behind 2pairs & sets. We flip against A:dJ for example

      Board: 7:diamond: 5:diamond: 2:club:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    47.91%  47.91%   0.00% { 8d8h }
      MP3    52.09%  52.09%   0.00% { AdJd }


      Board: 7:diamond: 5:diamond: 2:club:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    28.09%  28.09%   0.00% { 8d8h }
      MP3    71.91%  71.91%   0.00% { 77, 55, 22, 75s, AdQd, AdJd, AdTd, Ad9d, Ad8d, 8d6d, Ad2d }

      So we are quite toast with our overpair because I did not include 88-TT hands that might raise as well

      - Gerv