[NL20-NL50] NL25SH small PP on low board OOP

    • kempesKGB
      Joined: 15.11.2008 Posts: 2,559
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BTN: $49.59 (198.4 bb)
      SB: $14.55 (58.2 bb)
      BB: $32.11 (128.4 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $26.26 (105 bb)
      MP: $70.80 (283.2 bb)
      CO: $25 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with 4 4
      Hero raises to $0.75, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.75, 2 folds

      Flop: ($1.85) 2 5 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.10, BTN calls $1.10

      Turn: ($4.05) 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.75, Hero folds

      $4.05 pot ($0.18 rake)
      Final Board: 2 5 8 2
      BTN mucked and won $3.87 ($2.02 net)
      Hero mucked 4 4 and lost (-$1.85 net)

      This is a spot I'm struggling with and can't find a good solution.
      You could argue for folding small PP preflop UTG, but that's not really a solution. Even if you would fold them as standard UTG, you'd still be in this situation CO vs BU or so.
      We have basically no equity so barreling isn't a good option.
      Against straightforward opponents you could cbet/give-up to protect your hand, but then again their coldcalling range consists mainly of PP, so we're value owning ourselves.
      Against thinking players you will very often have the best hand but are never getting to showdown, so c/folding looks like our best play but it feels so nasty to hit a way above average flop for your hand and still c/f.
      Against fish I think this is a clear c/f unless they fold to a lot of cbets - aggressive fish will never let us see the showdown and passive fish will checkdown all their hands.

      What's your gameplan?
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