[NL2-NL10] 89s raise or call from CO?

    • ooptix
      Joined: 13.07.2007 Posts: 119
      PartyGaming - $0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Don-downhill (BB): $12.67
      andreitsch (UTG): $10.40
      THRAV (MP): $6.48
      Bobble (CO): $9.75
      HDS1969 (BTN): $10.00
      turki885 (SB): $2.74

      turki885 posts SB $0.05, Don-downhill posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Bobble has 8:club: 9:club:

      fold, fold, Bobble calls $0.10, HDS1969 raises to $0.50, fold, fold, Bobble calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.15, 2 players) 4:heart: 7:heart: 8:diamond:
      Bobble bets $0.73, HDS1969 calls $0.73

      Turn: ($2.61, 2 players) A:heart:
      Bobble bets $1.24, HDS1969 calls $1.24

      River: ($5.09, 2 players) Q:diamond:
      Bobble checks, HDS1969 bets $1.30, fold

      HDS1969 wins $4.84

      Hello, what would had been the right move against loose players on this table? Should I have raised first in or was that call a good move?

  • 2 replies
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350
      I had raised first in. Hands like 89s don't play that well OOP and without initiative.

      If those guys are 3-betting a lot then I would probably consider folding, especially if that BU is the loose and 3-betting guy.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Why would we just call first in?

      We should always take initiative and raise the hand preflop.

      If the opponents are loose and 3-bet you a lot you can fold these hands preflop.

      Calling and then calling raises will be a sure way to lose money in the long term as you proceed to see a flop (in a biger pot) without initiative and a speculative hand.