[NL2-NL10] [NL10] 55 vs UTG min raise

    • kaulaz
      Joined: 22.03.2010 Posts: 48
      PartyGaming - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BB: $22.08
      UTG: $5.41
      UTG+1: $10.51
      MP: $11.66
      Hero (MP+1): $3.85
      CO: $10.64
      BTN: $2.85
      SB: $24.87

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has 5:club: 5:heart:

      UTG raises to $0.20, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.60, fold, fold, fold, fold, UTG raises to $1.00, Hero calls $0.40

      Flop: ($2.15, 2 players) 2:spade: 3:diamond: 6:spade:
      UTG bets $0.50, Hero raises to $2.85 and is all-in, UTG calls $2.35

      Turn: ($7.85, 2 players) 2:heart:

      River: ($7.85, 2 players) 7:spade:

      UTG shows A:heart: A:diamond: (Two Pair, Aces and Twos) (Pre 81%, Flop 76%, Turn 86%)
      Hero mucks 5:club: 5:heart: (Two Pair, Fives and Twos) (Pre 19%, Flop 24%, Turn 14%)
      UTG wins $7.46

      Have only 2 hands with villain so no statistics to post.
      Before the flop: Raise/fold, but since villains reraise wasn't even min raise decided to stay in the pot
      After the flop: liked the board texture and 1/4 bet from villain looked more sort of "lets look how are things" and due to preflop action was putting villain on suited connectors or AK, maybe AQ.

      So please comment on my play, and could someone address villains play. Before the flop - min raise UTG? Invitation to reraise or what? After the flop - 1/4 of pot bet?
  • 2 replies
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678

      I think with your positions, this preflop raise is way too loose and too spewy without any statistics. You are relying on fold equity more than on equity because you play Flop & Turn. Since u have no stats, we are basically gambling here

      So when he 4bets u, his range is basically loads of PPs & some unpaired hands ( I think only AK )

      I think on the spot I would just shove the Flop but I wouldn't be playing this hand this way

      Best regards,
    • kaulaz
      Joined: 22.03.2010 Posts: 48
      Thanks a lot. Agree with your evaluation :/ One small question - could i say that this min raise was basically just to induce the reaction as mine (somebody to 3b his min raise)?