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[NL2-NL10] Why do I run so bad?

    • germany5590
      Joined: 02.12.2011 Posts: 50
      PokerStars - $0.25 NL (6 max) ZOOM - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3:

      ...BTN: $16.56
      SB: $65.10
      Hero (BB): $25.00
      UTG: $21.84
      MP: $25.00
      CO: $49.72

      I think I played the hand perfectly, but still get coolered. FML!

      SB posts SB $0.10, Hero posts BB $0.25

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero has 8h 2s

      fold, MP raises to $0.75, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $25.00 and is all-in, MP calls $24.25 and is all-in

      Flop: ($50.10, 2 players) 9d Th 6s

      Turn: ($50.10, 2 players) Ad

      River: ($50.10, 2 players) Td

      Hero shows 8h 2s (One Pair, Tens) (Pre 13%, Flop 19%, Turn 9%)
      MP shows Qd Qc (Two Pair, Queens and Tens) (Pre 87%, Flop 81%, Turn 91%)
      MP wins $48.10
  • 3 replies
    • bradomurder
      Joined: 17.10.2008 Posts: 1,331
      82o doesn't do well against players calling ranges but they are probably folding all but premium hands so you will take down the blinds the majority of the time (of course provided you don't do it every hand and ruin your image).

      I guess these 2 things pretty much balance out and make it a breakeven play

      It's really High variance though so I would prefer to just limp in and outplay them postflop
    • germany5590
      Joined: 02.12.2011 Posts: 50
      My thought process behind that is that if I just get it in pre that can't 4 bet bluff me. I saw where a poker pro said... If they check you bet, if the bet you raise and if they raise you go all in. I guess in 25nl there are too many fish to be able to fold. So depressing how people get lucky on me.

      Edit: so limp preflop and then push regardless of flop. I'll try that now on 50nl. Thx man
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello germany5590,

      Welcome to the English NL Hand Evaluation Forum! Hopefully we will see more hands from you in the future. I hope that with our help you can improve your play and as well move up the limits. We will be waiting for the next hands and till that good luck on tables!

      Curious how can you think that you played the hand correctly by shoving with 82o which has 0 equity. :D Nor of course your play doesn't make sense, easy fold preflop. :P

      Also it's not really a cooler if you are behind all the way long. :D Is this hand for real? Cause if so then I would strongy advice instead moving up the stakes move down to low stakes to learn the game.

      Best Regards.