[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.