[NL2-NL10] NL10: 88 vs midstack

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1863500
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      Hero (SB): $10.05 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 5, AF: 4,6, Hands: 53494
      BB: $6.75 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 10, 3B: 0, AF: 0,9, Hands: 146
      UTG: $3.90 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 6, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 18
      MP: $11.79 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 4, AF: 1,9, Hands: 159
      CO: $11.54 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 10, AF: 10,0, Hands: 204
      BTN: $4.64 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 11, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 27

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with 8 :club: 8 :spade:
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.30, 2 folds

      How do I play my medium PPs against midstacks? Can they be played? I have difficulty adapting to them.
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      Well, 3betting is kinda out of question cause our hand might be too strong for it. Therefore 88 also plays well postflop for the given odds we can easily Call and play postflop.

      Best Regards.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Since I can't exactly be playing for set value, how should I play postflop? Check/calling once on dry boards and then hoping for a free showdown? Maybe donking sometimes? Of course it depends on the opponent, but all in all it just seems to be difficult to play this hand OOP.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      Since I can't exactly be playing for set value, how should I play postflop? Check/calling once on dry boards and then hoping for a free showdown? Maybe donking sometimes? Of course it depends on the opponent, but all in all it just seems to be difficult to play this hand OOP.
      What makes you think that you can't play for set value?

      And once again "DEPENDS", against specific opponents we play it differently, different boards we play it differently. Which I am not able to point out all it here cause it's just impossible, we can't play poker by just default chart. :) Build up situations and then we can discuss them.