[NL2-NL10] NL10 SSS Need advice on betting pattern

    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      HAND #1

      Party Poker, $0.05/$0.10 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 10 Players
      Hand History Converter by Stoxpoker

      UTG+2: $15.48 (154.8 bb)
      MP1: $9.75 (97.5 bb)
      MP2: $1.78 (17.8 bb)
      MP3: $13.96 (139.6 bb)
      CO: $10.81 (108.1 bb)
      BTN: $1.10 (11 bb)
      SB: $10.74 (107.4 bb)
      Hero (BB): $2.70 (27 bb)
      UTG: $2.15 (21.5 bb)
      UTG+1: $10.09 (100.9 bb)

      Pre-Flop: Hero is BB with T
      2 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.10, 2 folds, MP3 raises to $0.30, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.90, UTG+2 calls $0.80, MP3 calls $0.60

      Flop: ($2.75) 3 (3 players)
      Hero bets $1.80 and is all-in, UTG+2 calls $1.80, MP3 calls $1.80

      Turn: ($8.15) 8 (3 players, 1 is all-in)
      UTG+2 bets $0.10, MP3 calls $0.10

      River: ($8.35) 6 (3 players, 1 is all-in)
      UTG+2 bets $0.10, MP3 calls $0.10

      Results (listed below in white, highlight to see): $8.55 pot ($0.42 rake)
      UTG+2 showed 5d 5h (a straight, Two to Six) and won $8.13 ($5.23 net)
      MP3 mucked Qd Qc (a pair of Queens) and lost (-$2.90 net)
      Hero mucked Tc Th (a pair of Tens) and lost (-$2.70 net)

      I suspected a higher pair though but any advice on my betting pattern?
      UTG+2 called my reraise so I assume he had Ak,Aq,AJ or JJ+
  • 3 replies
    • burek2000
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hmm... I think it's quite a tough spot here. I'm not sure exactly what to do here, so any reads on the opps would be great.

      One option is to follow the basic strategy and just fold TT preflop due to a raise like the SHC tells you to. -I would say that's the best option for an unexperienced player

      Second option would be to follow an advanced SHC that is meant for NL50 and higher which says that TT is a reraise hand. This means that you should make a reraise of about 0.9$ or even better option would be to make a preflop push, because you are out of position on flop. However, I don't know if this SHC is suitable for NL10, and when thinking of choosing this option any reads would be helpful.

      As a third option I see making a call for set value or an overpair, but this could be tricky, since you don't know where you stand if you don't hit your set and you are out of position. I would recommend this option only for players with decent postflop skills.

      If I wouldn't have any reads on my opponents I would go for the first option and just folded the hand, I think it's a good way to stay out of trouble.

      And another advice would be to play SSS with max 25BBs, because bigger stacks would need some adjustment with your play.
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Thanks for your reply, I just wanted to make a remark I was tilted when I made this decision. Now I see why I automatically lost.

    • 098799
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      No reraising with TT without good reason. Good reason = stats / reads of this guy being overaggressive / maniac-like.

      Though, I'd easily push flop as played.