[NL2-NL10] NL4 Pair+FD

    • Gnama
      Joined: 18.11.2011 Posts: 61
      Just entered on a table where I have no information on my opponents, this is the first hand.

      Hero (BB): $4
      UTG: $3.54

      MP: $3.96
      CO: $4.45
      BU: $3.95
      SB: $2.30

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q:heart: , 5:heart:
      UTG calls $0.04, MP calls $0.04, 2 folds, SB calls $0.02, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.16) 9:heart: , 8:heart: , 5:spade: (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, UTG bets $0.08, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.24, UTG folds.

      Hero mucked Q:heart: 5:heart: and won $0.24 ($0.20 net)

      Preflop: Quite happy to take a free look at the flop

      Flop: A nice flop. I decide to check/raise, knowing that my opponents might raise for an unkwown reason. My decision is okay, or I should check/call, raise/push or even raise/fold? I have quite decent outs: 9 :heart: , 2 fives and 3 queens might give me the best hand.
      Villain might not call my raise if he's waiting for the straight.

      Thank you!
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Gnama,

      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!

      Once you get a 3bet in such a spot you are very often going to be against a strong hand. Therefore Check/Raising and going broke is kinda overplayed in freeplay pot. Rather Bet out yourself and reevaluate further actions.

      Best Regards.