[NL2-NL10] NL10: J8 flop raise <> small donk

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1855904
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      UTG: $4.52
      MP: $13.67
      CO: $10.52
      Hero (BTN): $10.00
      SB: $14.64
      BB: $4.55

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BTN with J :diamond: 8 :club:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, SB calls $0.25, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.70) 4 :heart: 8 :spade: 5 :diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.20, Hero raises to $0.57, SB folds

      Maybe should have raised a bit bigger on the flop, if raised at all.

      Anyway, sort of a dilemma for me – I really want to protect my hand from overcards/other draws but then again there are not that many weaker hands that are going to call me here.

      But since I figured that there are so many unsafe turn and river cards that it would be better to just go for protection here.
  • 3 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Hi,

      raising with tp is not really never wrong. I like your raise for value and I would also have raised there- raising yourself imo is always easier than calling and guessing if he bets big to you (also board may run out way that you may easily fold best hand)

      best regards,
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      What do you think about the raise size? Is it not a bit too small?
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Originally posted by Avatars91
      What do you think about the raise size? Is it not a bit too small?
      - I would make similar raise size myself that dry board (even on drawy board), so I´m fine with that. It isn´t really important raise size, but that you would raise at the first place- also I would raise small there overpairs, sets, two pair- so I would prefer raising around 3x also with air and medium strength hands

      best regards,