[NL2-NL10] NL2 free play

    • EinsteinFranck
      EinsteinFranck
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.01.2009 Posts: 168
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $2.00
      CO:
      $0.99
      BU (Hero):
      $1.97
      SB:
      $1.94
      BB:
      $2.55
      MP2:
      $1.01


      Preflop: Hero is BU with T, 9.
      MP2 calls $0.02, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.02, SB folds, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.07) 7, 8, 6 (3 players)
      BB bets $0.02, MP2 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.12, BB calls $0.10, MP2 calls $0.10.

      Turn: ($0.43) 4 (3 players)
      BB checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.34, BB calls $0.34, MP2 folds.

      River: ($1.11) 8 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $1.11.

      I'm almost shamefull when I post this hand. I guess there is a huge leak by not valuebetting river. I just got scared since Villain had a note loose and really passive.
  • 5 replies
    • Ickki
      Ickki
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.11.2010 Posts: 962
      Preflop: I would raise here for value.

      River: You are in position so there is no reason why you shouldn't bet for value.
    • EinsteinFranck
      EinsteinFranck
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.01.2009 Posts: 168
      And I prefer to use the passivity of the opponents not to bet too much with such speculative hands. So I just call preflop. It also allows to involve more players.

      I was thinking, here are the hands that beat me:

      66 (3 combo), 77(3 combo), 88 (1), 87 (6 combo), 68 (6 combo).

      Maybe 44 is Villain is even looser than expected. So at least 18 hands beat me. But still, I think I should have bet/fold instead of checking behind.
    • jimmy21492
      jimmy21492
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2010 Posts: 151
      Yes i think you should definitely bet for value on river. If he had a set i think he would be more aggresive on the flop or turn.
    • autheking
      autheking
      Silver
      Joined: 16.02.2011 Posts: 131
      Originally posted by Ickki
      Preflop: I would raise here for value.

      River: You are in position so there is no reason why you shouldn't bet for value.
      Like he said, raise pre flop but not for value but to get heads up against the fish as most of your money in poker comes from bad players. River easy value bet.But I still think that the pre flop over limp with T9s in position is much worse than the river check back.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello EinsteinFranck,

      Preflop: I'd rather isolate here, we have also position even. :) Plus MP2 ain't a small stack. But of course limping in ain't wrong, our hand is strong enough for even multiway pot.

      As played
      Postflop: Raise pot size on the flop, bet bigger on the turn. But as played the river I don't mind Checking behind there, we ain't only talking about sets but all the 2pairs also got there which now are FH.

      Best Regards.