[NL20-NL50] play from SB

    • daisuke3823
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:


      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J, T.
      MP2 calls $0.50, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.25, BB checks.

      Flop: ($1.5) J, K, 9 (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, MP2 bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50, BB folds.

      Turn: ($4.5) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $2.50, Hero folds, MP2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $4.5.
      his stats in 45 hands vpip30 pfr11 af4 wtsd10 w$SD100  

      I am SB ,so no good position,if I want to play,I should isolation raise? or else,fold?
      my call was bad ?
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Daisuke,

      Preflop: We are deep enough to isolate MP here and play postflop. By just limping we send the message that our hand is weak and allow BB to see the flop with his entire range (he either raises the top part or checks the weaker part).

      So now we see the flop versus two people without initiative and OOP to both.

      If we raise chances are that we get the pot HU (or win it preflop which is good) and we have initiative.

      As played I don't like our flop ck/call. I might as well bet/fold here and that way we are not playing as much of a guessing game.
    • DannyJQ
      Joined: 13.07.2011 Posts: 1,508
      I think it depends on how agressive the Big Blind is and if you have enough info on the fish to be able to max. exploit it postflop (e.g. is he folding to c-bet a lot, is he a calling station etc.). Combine these two and any of the three options can be the best one. :f_cool: