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[NL2-NL10] NL 10 87s

    • 0744379
      Joined: 02.06.2011 Posts: 435
      Party, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $10.39 (103.9 bb)
      SB: $12.11 (121.1 bb)
      Hero (BB): $10.43 (104.3 bb)
      MP: $6.74 (67.4 bb)
      CO: $23.74 (237.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8 7
      MP raises to $0.20, CO calls $0.20, BTN calls $0.20, SB folds, Hero calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.85) 8 3 8 (4 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks, CO checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($0.85) 5 (4 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, MP folds, CO calls $0.60, BTN raises to $1.80, Hero calls $1.20, CO calls $1.20

      River: ($6.25) T (3 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks, BTN checks

      $6.25 pot ($0.31 rake)
      Final Board: 8 3 8 5 T
      BTN showed 8 9 and won $5.94 ($3.94 net)
      Hero showed 8 7 and lost (-$2.00 net)
      CO mucked 4 6 and lost (-$2.00 net)

      I was getting great odds to close the action so I call pre flop.

      On flop I was very close to leading and still am not sure whether to lead or not. I guess the original raiser would have to have a strong hand to cbet into 4 opponents. I think this is why I should lead as if he does have a strong hand he will call/raise and if not he will fold in which case I have taken the initiative in the hand. BTNs check on flop was very strange!

      I'm not sure about my call on the turn. Should I just 3bet?
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Preflop calling is fine given the odds.
      Also you should be very cautious postflop.

      On the flop I do like your idea for leading.
      On the other hand, checking isn't so bad, since most of the hands that are not going to continue have very little equity against our hand, so we aren't really afraid to give free cards, and there aren't too many hands that would call us on three streets.

      On the turn betting is fine.
      When BU raises the turn is pretty interesting, but considering our kicker I would just call and reevaluate the river.