[NL20-NL50] 55 on low board in sb

    • generals007
      generals007
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      Joined: 17.09.2007 Posts: 578
      Known Players:
      MP2: $25.00 - 100 bb
      MP3: $26.48 - 106 bb
      CO: $25.00 - 100 bb
      BU: $25.29 - 101 bb
      SB: $25.00 - 100 bb
      BB: $35.22 - 141 bb

      0.10/0.25 No Limit Hold'em (6 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.0.51016.3

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 5:spade: , 5:diamond:
      SB posts small blind ($0.10), BB posts big blind ($0.25), 2 folds, CO raises for $0.75, Hero 3-bets $2.50, SB folds, BB calls, CO folds

      Flop: ($5.85 - 23.40 bb) 8:heart: , 8:spade: , 2:heart: (2 Players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $4, BB folds, Hero gets uncalled back ($4)

      I don't know anything about the players at that moment but the call in BB seems fishy so I suspect a bad player (what type I don't know). How far do I go on such a board with a hand like this (how likely is a higher pocket pair vs unknown)? Is my betsize correct?
  • 6 replies
    • duder1n0
      duder1n0
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      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,317
      I'd also cbet this board, but I think ~3$ would be enough.
    • generals007
      generals007
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      Joined: 17.09.2007 Posts: 578
      How far do I go with my hand if I get called? An overcard is almost guaranteed. Hands like this are a difficulty for me.
    • duder1n0
      duder1n0
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      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,317
      I dont think I'd barrel turn, if he has a PP it's likely higher than ours, and he could fold overcards/Ax on the flop.
    • generals007
      generals007
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      Joined: 17.09.2007 Posts: 578
      So basically I play a low pocket pair the same way as I'd play a trash hand ... bet/fold flop and give up turn?
    • duder1n0
      duder1n0
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      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,317
      I wouldnt consider it a trash hand, but I dont see much other option to play it. If we check, we give free card to any random overcards with 6outs, and if he stabs turn, we wont know where we stand, and should we call or not.

      So I'd cbet flop and hope to take it down, but if he calls, I dont think he'd float oop with just overcards often enough to make it worth barreling. Maybe on an Ace turn, where he could even fold better PPs to a barrel...
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello generals007,

      Preflop: Why do you 3bet in first place here? :) If you have also weak postflop play then it's even worse to have the idea of 3betting here.

      As played
      Postflop: CBetting the flop and reevaluating the turn, though most likely rather checking behind it cause we ain't making most likely many overpairs to fold.

      Best Regards.