# [NL2-NL10] nL2 ZOOM 44

• Bronze
Joined: 28.05.2012
PokerStars - \$0.02 NL ZOOM - Holdem - 9 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: \$2.82
SB: \$11.35
BB: \$1.80
Hero (UTG): \$2.46
UTG+1: \$1.79
UTG+2: \$2.26
MP: \$2.86
MP+1: \$4.97
CO: \$1.22

SB posts SB \$0.01, BB posts BB \$0.02

Pre Flop: (pot: \$0.03) Hero has 4 4

Hero calls \$0.02, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to \$0.08, fold, fold, Hero calls \$0.06

Flop: (\$0.19, 2 players) 7 J 4
Hero checks, BTN bets \$0.10, Hero calls \$0.10

Turn: (\$0.39, 2 players) 3
Hero checks, BTN bets \$0.22, Hero raises to \$0.79, BTN calls \$0.57

River: (\$1.97, 2 players) 9
Hero bets \$1.49 and is all-in, BTN calls \$1.49

Hero shows 4 4 (Three of a Kind, Fours) (Pre 51%, Flop 94%, Turn 100%)
BTN shows J A (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 49%, Flop 6%, Turn 0%)
Hero wins \$4.78
• 4 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 03.01.2012
Oh, it's a great example why I don't like limping pocket pairs. You called raise anyway, so why we can't raise first? Result is the same, but we have initative, we are making moves and he has to think what to do, everything is easier.

As played: Nothing to change, call dry flop, raise turn for value and bet river. Well played
• Bronze
Joined: 03.12.2010
If he raises to 3BB from UTG, he'll often be 3bet and then he won't have the odds to call for a set, unless they're both big stacks. Better to limp and call a raise, and just check/fold if you miss... That's how I play small PPs anyways.

Edit: I don't quite see the point in posting the hand without any questions, standard play by the book IMO. Wp.
• Bronze
Joined: 03.01.2012
But when you limp/call you are looking only for a set. When you are raising, you gets opportunity to cbet and win pot without hitting set. It's not nl25, you won't get light 3bets too often. Anyway, it's a close decision and that's why I'm folding 22-66 from utg
• Black
Joined: 20.07.2008
Hello BjornArild,

Preflop: From UTG I would more often advice to fold the hand. Although that's true that limping ain't wrong on those limits. People don't adjust anyways vs your limp.

As played
Postflop: If you assume he is that bad enough not to be able to fold overpairs or TP there then sure we could pick this line. But vs more reasonable opponents instead of Check/Raising the turn we might Check/Raise it right on the flop.

Best Regards.