This site uses cookies to improve your browsing experience. By continuing to browse the website, you accept such cookies. For more details and to change your settings, see our Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy. Close

[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR, 8-set from pocket, not getting value

    • londonsystem
      Joined: 19.11.2008 Posts: 747
      Here is the hand I think I played too timid. I called open with pocket pair from CO, made a set on two broadway card flop, pf raiser 3bb weak stab, I call, and another called. And turn, another King, suited. I was really hoping one of them had a king and try check raise, but I stabbed only 3bb. River was a blank and both checked. I was not able to bet too much, so bet half of the pot.

      I think flop was good for a slow play, but not the turn. King pair is scary enough, so I had to bet a little more as calling 3bb or 9bb does not make that much difference to the opponents.

      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $2 (100 bb)
      SB: $3.11 (155.5 bb)
      BB: $3.85 (192.5 bb)
      UTG+1: $3.52 (176 bb)
      UTG+2: $8.04 (402 bb)
      MP1: $3.45 (172.5 bb)
      MP2: $2.01 (100.5 bb)
      MP3: $1.32 (66 bb)
      Hero (CO): $4.04 (202 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 8 8
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.06, MP3 folds, Hero calls $0.06, 2 folds, BB calls $0.04

      Flop: ($0.19) J 8 K (3 players)
      BB checks, MP2 bets $0.06, Hero calls $0.06, BB calls $0.06

      Turn: ($0.37) K (3 players)
      BB checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.06, BB calls $0.06, MP2 calls $0.06

      River: ($0.55) 4 (3 players)
      BB checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.26, BB calls $0.26, MP2 folds

      $1.07 pot ($0.04 rake)
      Final Board: J 8 K K 4
      BB mucked T K and lost (-$0.44 net)
      MP2 mucked and lost (-$0.18 net)
      Hero showed 8 8 and won $1.03 ($0.59 net)
  • 2 replies
    • Ickki
      Joined: 08.11.2010 Posts: 962
      I would raise the flop on this drawy board for value and protection.

      Also, how is the turn scary? You've just improved your hand and don't have to worry about straight/flush draws anymore.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello londonsystem,

      Flop: Just raise the flop, you wont get much value anyways by slowplaying and BB has huge stack from we rather prefer to get value from. :)

      As played
      Turn: Why do you Bet so small?

      As played
      River: Bet it for value and could easily even over-bet here.

      Best Regards.