[NL2-NL10] Nl2 55

    • art3h
      Joined: 03.04.2012 Posts: 104
      Microgaming - £0.02 NL - Holdem - 7 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: £2.30
      SB: £2.01
      BB: £3.43
      UTG: £0.55
      Hero (UTG+1): £3.26
      MP: £2.00
      CO: £7.07

      SB posts SB £0.01, BB posts BB £0.02

      Pre Flop: (£0.03) Hero has 5:spade: 5:heart:

      fold, Hero calls £0.02, fold, CO raises to £0.06, fold, SB calls £0.05, fold, Hero calls £0.04

      Flop: (£0.20, 3 players) 9:diamond: 7:diamond: 9:spade:
      SB checks, Hero checks, CO bets £0.10, fold, Hero calls £0.10

      Turn: (£0.40, 2 players) T:club:
      Hero checks, CO bets £0.20, fold

      CO wins £0.36
  • 2 replies
    • Deomedes
      Joined: 12.11.2011 Posts: 135
      I would have raised preflop but still not the worst play since raises are not going to be that big for you not to be able to call. After CO raises due to the fact that effective stack is 163bb and SB has already call, you got a super easy call preflop to hit a set.
      On the flop you don't hit a set and CO cbets and you call. Why? Even if he cbets 75% + of the time in situations like that you need a plan and some more reads cause your hands has reverse implied odds especially OOP. If he is the "one and done" kind of guy who cbets ones and he is honest on the turn you got some reason to call but still you have to think.
      A) If a broadway card comes you will have to fold to a second barrel.
      B) If he has a 7 or catches a 6 or 8 and he checks the turn back he will still call your river bet if logical. So in that spot you would have to overbet the river which is idiotic since he has declared that he has something and even if checks the turn that doesn't mean turn or river cards didn't help him.
      And C) Bluff check-raise if the flush completes on the turn. Risky, because since he bets the turn he won't fold easily his hand to a check-raise in these stakes. That means that you would have to shove the river and risk your entire stack so as to play profitably the 55.
      So all in all, I think that in these stakes you have to get yourself out of situations like this and just fold.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello art3h,

      Rather Bet the flop yourself than Check/Call it, you at least protect your hand by betting and also avoid Checking behind. He could CB such an amount just with Ace high type of hands as well.

      Best Regards.