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[NL2-NL10] 99 middle pair is block bet make sense?

    • Gonchan
      Joined: 14.06.2011 Posts: 2,877
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $36.14 (144.6 bb)
      SB: $29.92 (119.7 bb)
      BB: $34.25 (137 bb)
      UTG+1: $28.31 (113.2 bb)
      Hero (UTG+2): $13.78 (55.1 bb)
      MP1: $27.22 (108.9 bb)
      MP2: $17.10 (68.4 bb)
      MP3: $15.14 (60.6 bb)
      CO: $36.67 (146.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with 9 9
      UTG+1 folds, Hero raises to $0.63, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.63, CO calls $0.63, 3 folds

      Flop: ($2.24) 2 6 T (3 players)
      Hero bets $1.48, MP3 folds, CO calls $1.48

      Turn: ($5.20) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.98, CO calls $2.98

      River: ($11.16) 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1, CO calls $1

      $13.16 pot ($0.59 rake)
      Final Board: 2 6 T 8 5
      Hero showed 9 9 and lost (-$6.09 net)
      CO showed T K and won $12.57 ($6.48 net)

      stats is 43/30/43 and 2.0 af.
      Can I barren twice to know where I'm stand and river block bet make sense?
  • 1 reply
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678

      I dislike your preflop raising size, 2.5x with 55.1bb effective stack? Also add loose players into this equation and it is pretty dire to raise this small

      If you raise rather tight UTG, then there is no reason to raise less than 3 , you want straight up value

      On the Flop I would only cBet if I think they do not call preflop with any Ace because you raise this small, you see that this is another problem that can arise by simply betting too small preflop (=wider calling ranges, multiways etc.)

      You can't bet twice to know where you stand, that's a bad reason to bet. We either bet for value or as a bluff. Here it is as a bluff but the board does not really change

      - Gerv