[NL2-NL10] NL2 JTs, Am I too hesitant here?

    • aktobe
      Joined: 21.08.2012 Posts: 12
      Playing MSS on NL2

      So this happened and I have a feeling I didn't play it well.
      Playing against a midstack at the beginning of a session, so didnt have any reads on him.

      I think I could have had more value since he called my bet on the flop on this board. I was hesitant to bet because I wanted to go to showdown and not scare him off and made a very thin bet on the river for the same reason.

      No Limit Hold'em $0.01/$0.02
      9 players
      Formatted by pokercopilot.com - Mac OS X hand history analysis and tracking

      UTG - UTG ($1.23)
      UTG+1 - UTG+1 ($1.09)
      UTG+2 - UTG+2 ($2.35)
      MP - MP ($1.18)
      MP2 - MP2 ($0.78)
      CO - CO ($3.83)
      BTN - BTN ($3.36)
      SB - SB ($2.66)
      BB - Hero ($0.90)

      Preflop: ($0.03, 9 players) Hero is BB with J:heart: T:heart:
      UTG calls $0.02, UTG+1 calls $0.02, 4 folds, SB calls $0.01, Hero checks

      Flop: 9:club: J:spade: J:club: ($0.08, 5 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.05, 1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.05, 1 fold

      Turn: T:diamond: ($0.18, 3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 checks

      River: 7:heart: ($0.18, 3 players)
      Hero bets $0.08, UTG+1 calls $0.08
  • 4 replies
    • PhoenixPhreak
      Joined: 15.04.2011 Posts: 335
      Well, I think you'll find advise from the Mods saying the following:
      Top up to $2 with auto-rebuy in the future.
      Bet the turn to maximize value. Players at the low limits will often call light. If he has nothing, then there is a good chance he'll fold on the turn nearly as much as the river, and his call on the river indicates he might/probably would have called the Turn as well.
    • aktobe
      Joined: 21.08.2012 Posts: 12
      Yeah I agree, I definitely should have bet the turn.

      Also, I play MSS, that's why I don't rebuy to max.
    • PhoenixPhreak
      Joined: 15.04.2011 Posts: 335
      My bad. I totally skipped reading the MSS part the first time.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      With strong hands I think best line would bet bet all 3 streets and even consider overbetting on the river if you feel that player would mostly call you down. If you check turn then you should bet river 0.15$-0.45$. 8x would never fold river and if somehow Jx also checked back then he would also call your big bet

      best regards,