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[NL2-NL10] 88 in 4bet pot

    • legand73
      legand73
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,136
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (MP): $10.30 (103 bb)
      CO: $13.28 (132.8 bb)
      BTN: $10.09 (100.9 bb)
      SB: $10.35 (103.5 bb)
      BB: $5.40 (54 bb)
      UTG: $11.48 (114.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with 8 8
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.40, CO folds, BTN raises to $1.20, 2 folds, Hero raises to $3.20, BTN calls $2

      Flop: ($6.55) 4 J A (2 players)
      Hero bets $7.10, BTN calls $6.89 and is all-in

      Turn: ($20.33) 5 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($20.33) 7 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $20.33 pot ($0.91 rake)
      Final Board: 4 J A 5 7
      Hero showed 8 8 and won $0.00 (-$10.09 net)
      BTN showed K A and won $19.42 ($9.33 net)


      I know this is by no means a shining example of how to play 88 but i'm looking at increasing my 4bet bluffing range. Is 88 a good hand to do it with. what should my range be against a guy who 3bets a lot. This is an awful flop to go all in considering there are a lot of aces in his range who will likely go all in here especially if they have like Q or K of hearts but there are still some hands he is letting go
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello legand73,

      Hardly hits his 4bet-calling range so I'd rather be willing to Check/Fold it on the flop. :)

      Though I don't really understand the reason behind the 4bet at all, do you plan to go broke with the hand or what? :P He is 3betting MP so his 3betting range might also be stronger.

      Best Regards.