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[NL2-NL10] NL5 Zoom 99s

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $5.60 (112 bb)
      SB: $5.90 (118 bb)
      Hero (BB): $7.04 (140.8 bb)
      UTG: $18.84 (376.8 bb)
      MP: $5 (100 bb)
      CO: $4.05 (81 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9 9
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.15, SB folds, Hero calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.32) 8 4 T (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.15, Hero calls $0.15

      Turn: ($0.62) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30

      River: ($1.22) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      $1.22 pot ($0.05 rake)
      Final Board: 8 4 T T A
      BTN showed 8 A and won $1.17 ($0.57 net)
      Hero showed 9 9 and lost (-$0.60 net)

      Flop: I X/C against his 1/2 pot bet as he might have 8x and Flush Draws which I beat.

      Turn: Td makes him less likely to have a T. When he bets small again, I am fairly confident I have the best hand. I really felt like raising to take the pot down there and then as any broadway or spade card will make me really uncomfortable. But I also do not want to inflate the pot w such a mediorce hand and especially OOP. He might fold his one pairs but will definitely still call his Flush Draws.

      River: A is a bad card as even A4, A8 which I used to beat now beats me. Also losing to any Ax. Playing X/Fold.

      Not thinking about his hand specifically, but rather his range, was it the best way to play this hand? The Turn was very difficult to play.
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Preflop calling is fine.

      Check/calling the flop is quite standard here. He can have worse pairs/draws/random hands so nothing much to comment on here I think.

      Check/calling the turn is good too.
      No point in raising just because we don't want to face a 3bet, also if we get called we will have a hard time playing on the river.
      My plan will be to get to SD as cheap as possible here.

      Checking with the intention to check/fold the river is fine.