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[NL2-NL10] NL2 97s Defending BB from a loose opponent

    • helliaspapas
      Joined: 07.03.2009 Posts: 191
      Hero (BB): $2.77 (138.5 bb)
      MP: $5.98 (299 bb)
      CO: $1.03 (51.5 bb)
      BTN: $0.95 (47.5 bb)
      SB: $6.69 (334.5 bb) Vpip/pfr/af/3bet (37/24/1.8/9.3)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 7 9
      3 folds, SB raises to $0.08, Hero calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.16) 3 9 7 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.12, Hero raises to $0.24, SB calls $0.12

      Turn: ($0.64) Q (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.64, SB calls $0.64

      River: ($1.92) J (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1, SB raises to $2, Hero calls $0.81 and is all-in

      Do I overplay my two-pair hand??I'm really confused with this hand and specialy with the river raise.I think I can't find a fold here .He is possible to sandbagging me with trips that he flopped or that he caught a magic river card .I can't put him on AA-JJ he would 3bet with them preflop .He could also have some kind of a draw that completed or not by the river.When he raised me I really felt I was beaten but I couldn't fold
  • 4 replies
    • AA91EST
      Joined: 16.11.2009 Posts: 239
      Hi Helliaspapas!

      Preflop it's ok to defend blind with 79s.
      On Flop don't minraise make it like 0.36$ or even more. If you minraise you give him good odds for draw FLUSH or OESD.
      On Turn nice bet.
      On River push yourself all'in for maximise value.

      He can't hold TRIPS , you mean SET - Set is with pocket pair you hit your PP(exmaple you hold 22 and flop is : 2AK) It's called SET not trips.
      He can't 3bet you because, HE open-raise now it's your turn, your options is : fold, call or 3bet. He can still hold JJ-AA, but your beating KK, AA, But i assume he would go AI on flop this these hands.
    • helliaspapas
      Joined: 07.03.2009 Posts: 191
      thanx a lot AA91EST with your posts in these several hands you have really clarified some things for me
    • awishformore
      Joined: 16.06.2007 Posts: 922
      It's great that you are trying to learn by playing, but you should really read the basic articles first. They will save you a lot of headaches.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello helliaspapas,

      Preflop: With rather not having great postflop skills I'd strongly recommend folding those hands.

      As played
      Postflop: Raise flop bigger! We clearly want to protect our hand. Otherwise if you plan to Bet/Call the river then just ship it yourself or either if you bet then should be the idea with similar sizing but a bit smaller to block-bet/Fold it.

      Best Regards.