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[NL2-NL10] Hand Evaluation Coaching - Homework #49 26.08.12

    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello PokerStrategists,

      as some of you may have heard that we have a homework in each of our No-Limit Hand Evaluation Coachings.

      Here is the homework for the coaching from August 26th, please note:

      • Everybody is invited to share his thoughts here regardless if you joined the last coaching or not.
      • Whoever is active in the homework threads can get a free database analysis by us which helps you to improve your game.

      Find the hand below waiting for you opinions and analysis posted in this thread. Furthermore do not forget to join our next coaching on Sunday, September 2nd at 1 PM GMT.

      400 hands
      donk 63%
      wts 20

      iPoker - $0.04 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: $2.60
      BB: $4.74
      UTG: $4.06
      Hero (BTN): $7.74

      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.04

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.06) Hero has J:heart: A:heart:

      fold, Hero raises to $0.12, fold, BB calls $0.08

      Flop: ($0.26, 2 players) T:club: 8:spade: J:diamond:
      BB bets $0.16, Hero raises to $0.48, BB calls $0.32

      Turn: ($1.22, 2 players) A:diamond:
      BB bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80

      River: ($2.82, 2 players) 5:club:
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.41, BB calls $1.41
  • 5 replies
    • holmeboy
      Joined: 29.01.2010 Posts: 1,336
      Preflop: Not much to comment

      Flop: I quite like the raise here. His value range here is probably something like: JJ-88,A9s,KJs+,QTs+,J9s+,T8s+,98s,A9o,KJo+,QTo+ so a lot of one pair + draw type of hands which we have nearly 60% equity and aren't folding versus our raise. Not to mention some weaker one pair hands like 8x/Tx (A8 is probably the only other 8x in his range).

      Turn: The Ad improves very little of his range (KQ/AT/AJ). But now we beat all his two pair hands so a very nice card for us here.

      River: I'd actually make it a little bigger. The only one of his draws that got there is KQ which I don't think is checking river so we get so much more value out of two pair or Ax hands if we make it ~$2
    • Tracs
      Joined: 13.02.2011 Posts: 98
      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with T, T.
      UTG1 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $1.00, 5 folds, Hero calls $0.70.

      Flop: ($2.15) 2, 7, T (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $1.50, Hero raises to $3.00, MP2 raises to $17.42, Hero calls $8.82(All-In).

      Turn: ($31.39) A (2 players)

      River: ($31.39) 4 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $31.39.
    • Tracs
      Joined: 13.02.2011 Posts: 98
      And the stats:

      ***** Hand History for Game 1111111111 ***** (Poker Stars)
      $10.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Sunday, August 12, 06:38:45 ET 2012
      Table Ialmenus II (Real Money)
      Seat 9 is the button
      Seat 1: Player1 ( $10.14 USD ) - VPIP: 16, PFR: 11, 3B: 7, AF: 2,3, Hands: 88
      Seat 2: Player2 ( $10.00 USD ) - VPIP: 16, PFR: 12, 3B: 7, AF: 2,9, Hands: 309
      Seat 3: Player3 ( $14.02 USD ) - VPIP: 12, PFR: 4, 3B: 0, AF: 5,0, Hands: 75
      Seat 4: Hero ( $12.82 USD )
      Seat 5: Player5 ( $13.25 USD ) - VPIP: 17, PFR: 14, 3B: 8, AF: 2,2, Hands: 380
      Seat 6: Player6 ( $18.42 USD ) - VPIP: 13, PFR: 10, 3B: 9, AF: 1,8, Hands: 116
      Seat 7: Player7 ( $18.48 USD ) - VPIP: 8, PFR: 6, 3B: 4, AF: 0,0, Hands: 144
      Seat 8: Player8 ( $10.48 USD ) - VPIP: 8, PFR: 3, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 39
      Seat 9: Player9 ( $9.85 USD ) - VPIP: 13, PFR: 13, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 16
      Player1 posts small blind [$0.05 USD].
      Player2 posts big blind [$0.10 USD].
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350
      Pre-flop I'd made a bit bigger bet, to 4BB.

      On flop, we beat his donk bet range, so raising there is the only choice, he might still have some draws on his range.

      Liked the turn decision, he wouldn't call us anymore with a draw or any weaker hand.

      On river, I'd bet 1.60 (if PFR to 0.16). He could call us with some Tx or weaker Jx (JQ etc.). He could have also had some weaker aces on his range which he didn't want to fold on flop.

      E: this was response for verizz
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello everyone,

      We always have to have a plan for the plan, for example either we are planning to Raise/Fold it or we planning to go broke or whatsoever. We can't really go for a Raise and then try to figure out afterwards, of course it's possible but then more often we going to waste the money. Which actually means that we should be planning to Raise/Fold the flop cause vs the range which is going to donk/3bet in those spots we are rather behind and the equity ain't going to be very good.

      Though otherwise could easily Bet the river bigger for value, if he calls you then he also calls you vs bigger Bet, it ain't going to make him more likely to fold there.

      Best Regards.