[NL2-NL10] nl2 hero 88

    • MeAmor22
      Joined: 07.05.2011 Posts: 4,247
      Party, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
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      Hero (SB): $2 (100 bb)
      MP3: $3.11 (155.5 bb)
      UTG+2: $2 (100 bb)
      MP2: $1.97 (98.5 bb)
      CO: $1.41 (70.5 bb)
      UTG+1: $1.91 (95.5 bb)
      BTN: $1.83 (91.5 bb)
      BB: $0.90 (45 bb)
      MP1: $2.34 (117 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8 8
      UTG+1 raises to $0.08, 6 folds, Hero calls $0.07, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.18) 2 6 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $0.12, Hero raises to $0.36, UTG+1 folds

      $0.42 pot ($0.02 rake)
      Final Board: 2 6 8
      Hero mucked 8 8 and won $0.40 ($0.20 net)
      UTG+1 mucked and lost (-$0.20 net)

      1)I think on this flop vs a tight opponet i should have played chk/call to keep him in hand with the big pairs that he could have in his hands
  • 3 replies
    • muel294
      Joined: 06.06.2009 Posts: 1,225
      I definitely think your should raise this flop. The main reason being value maximisation. If we only call the flop there will be 0.48 in the pot on the turn and villain will have 1.71 behind. You would have a really hard time committing him by the river this way.

      As you played it if villain calls the Flop there will be 0.90 in the middle on the turn and villain will have 1.47 behind. Even if we only bet 1/2 pot on the turn and villain just calls there will be 1.80 on the river and villain will have 1.02 behind.

      If he doesn't have anything to call a raise on the flop here then the likelyhood is that he won't be strong enough to invest again on the turn and without any further reads you can't be sure he will barrell the turn often enough to make calling a more profitable decision. In any case he's probably still just bet/folding the turn with his air. Now we are bluff inducing with a strong made hand that we should be focusing on value maximisation with.

      NH btw, unfortunate that villain folds :f_biggrin:
    • Flushmaker89
      Joined: 22.08.2011 Posts: 19,025
      I think this is a good spot to play check/call. He is a tight opponent and raise from UTG+1. The only draws on the flop could be 97 or 34. A tight opponent would never raise this hands from UTG+1. If you give him overpairs, then is a raise good and he wouldn't fold, but if we only call then we give him the chance to hit the turn with hands like AK or AQ then a raise on the flop.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      I don't think we can expect villain to fold his overpairs to your raise.

      Most likely he is folding overcards.

      Calling the flop here, considering how dry the board is, would allow opponent to perhaps catch a card that would allow him to you more (like an A, K, Q, etc.)