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[NL2-NL10] NL2 Zoom 99s

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $2.82 (141 bb)
      SB: $2 (100 bb)
      BB: $1 (50 bb)
      UTG: $2.12 (106 bb)
      Hero (MP): $2.02 (101 bb)
      CO: $1.53 (76.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with 9 9
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.06, CO folds, BTN calls $0.06, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.15) 6 9 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.06, Hero raises to $0.16, BTN calls $0.10

      Turn: ($0.47) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.32, BTN calls $0.32

      River: ($1.11) 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.82, BTN calls $0.82

      $2.75 pot ($0.10 rake)
      Final Board: 6 9 2 A 5
      BTN mucked 2 2 and lost (-$1.36 net)
      Hero showed 9 9 and won $2.65 ($1.29 net)

      PF: Standard open

      Flop: Decided to X/R to build a big pot, and okay to give a free card if Villain X as board is so dry. Raise bigger?

      Turn: Bet 2/3 for value

      River: Bet for value. Was deciding if I should over-bet pot shove.. Thought Villain probably didn't really like the Ax thus will only call smaller bet with 9x, TTs, JJs etc. But was wrong..
  • 3 replies
    • Dublimax
      Joined: 22.11.2008 Posts: 2,233
      Would be great if you add some stats on villain.

      Flop: I am not saying that x/r is bad here but at nl2 you should go for bet, bet, bet when you have a big hand because generally ppl don't bet enough. Given the positions and preflop action, villain will often have a nedium stregnth hand on that board that might very well check back when you check the flop.

      Obviously if villain is an aggro monkey then x/r is good.

      Rest of the hand seems ok.
    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Hi Dublinmax,

      Only 18 hands on Villain, so unknown again! Will keep in mind to indicate if there's stats or not on Villain next time.

      Usually I go for bet, bet, bet. Just that I saw in someone's elses blog that says if you wanna build a bigger pot, x/r would be the best so I went ahead and tried since it was a dry flop w the knowledge that I might be sacrificing some value. But where else better to learn than NL2!

      Thanks for the hand judging!
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello cheekopeh,

      CB the flop normally. We don't want to scare away his cards, it will be difficult for him to continue with a lot worse. And at the same time if you go for Check/Raise then go for bigger one, towards pot size.

      Best Regards.