[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL50 98o

    • duder1n0
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,335
      Prima, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 3 Players

      Hero (BTN): $101.89 (203.8 bb)
      SB: $53.80 (107.6 bb)
      BB: $66.16 (132.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 9 8
      Hero raises to $1, SB calls $0.75, BB calls $0.50

      Flop: ($3) 8 2 J (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $2, SB calls $2, BB folds

      Turn: ($7) A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $4.50, SB calls $4.50

      River: ($16) T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Anon table.

      BB was a maniac fish (same as in KK hand), played 77/46 at the time (75 hands).
      SB played 33/17 after 13 hands.

      Preflop is it worth stealing cheap with 98o? I thought with position and initiation I can still make profit on that vs bad players.

      On the flop I cbet for value, they could have a lot worse, tons of draws here.
      Turn? I thought it's better to bet turn for free showdown, than checkbehind, and play the guessing game on the river if he bets into me. He could still call with X:cX/T9/QT/KQ/etc, so it's partly for (very thin) value. If he folds something weaker, I dont mind either.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      PF: 98o is really standard raise, so don't sweat it.
      F: I like a bet here, 8 is too low for me to consider checking, I prefer to turn it into a semi-bluff here. If your 2nd pair hand was higher (like a T or J) I might consider checking.
      T: I don't like betting here unless you want to bluff the River. He never folds anything (JX calls again for sure).

      So it's a 3 or 1 barrel spot.