[NL2-NL10] (NL-2, FR) 35s hits 2P

    • Th334
      Th334
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP2: $3.64 (182 bb)
      MP3: $0.77 (38.5 bb)
      CO: $0.03 (1.5 bb)
      BTN: $0.66 (33 bb)
      SB: $0.62 (31 bb)
      Hero (BB): $2.18 (109 bb)
      UTG+2: $0.90 (45 bb)
      MP1: $1.01 (50.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 3 5
      UTG+2 calls $0.02, 3 folds, CO raises to $0.03 and is all-in, BTN calls $0.03, SB folds, Hero calls $0.01, UTG+2 calls $0.01

      Flop: ($0.13) 3 5 J (4 players, 1 is all-in)
      Hero bets $0.08, UTG+2 calls $0.08, BTN folds

      Turn: ($0.29) J (3 players, 1 is all-in)
      Hero bets $0.14, UTG+2 calls $0.14

      River: ($0.57) 7 (3 players, 1 is all-in)
      Hero checks, UTG+2 bets $0.35, Hero calls $0.35

      Results:
      $1.27 pot ($0.04 rake)
      Final Board: 3 5 J J 7
      CO mucked T 9 and lost (-$0.03 net)
      Hero mucked 3 5 and lost (-$0.60 net)
      UTG+2 showed 6 4 and won $1.23 ($0.63 net)


      Preflop good? It might seem like we cold-call from blinds with 35s, but it's not that scary when you pay attention to who we gonna play against :)

      Flop: bet-sizing? wasn't I too straightforward? I just didn't like the combination of 3 and 5 in such a pot (apart from giving me 2P of course).

      Turn: bet-sizing? I'm almost sure that a fish could call both preflop and flop with a Jx. So I freaked out a bit...I might have folded on 3-bet, is it alright?

      River: I saw that FD finished, (I didn't see that straight finished), plus aforementioned Jx. I decided to go for pot-control and play check/call. Should I have played check/fold? It would be damn hard for me :)

      Thanks!
  • 4 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi

      Preflop: Never folding this hand

      Flop: We have 3 options. c/c c/r and lead. I think leading is fine but I would pot it. This is as good as a limped pot and we want to build the pot.

      Turn: U should never bet the Turn here. Either c/f or c/c. If you think he floats you here with some straight draws on the Flop you should c/c.

      River: 64 got there. So did the back door club draw. And you lose to jX too. This is a clear c/f. You only beat 42s and some gutshots like A2 A4 67
    • Th334
      Th334
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Originally posted by mbml
      Turn: U should never bet the Turn here. Either c/f or c/c. If you think he floats you here with some straight draws on the Flop you should c/c.
      Why do we never 2nd barrel here? Can't we represent a Jx? Or he won't buy that Jx was donking the flop? I think he might!
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Th334
      Originally posted by mbml
      Turn: U should never bet the Turn here. Either c/f or c/c. If you think he floats you here with some straight draws on the Flop you should c/c.
      Why do we never 2nd barrel here? Can't we represent a Jx? Or he won't buy that Jx was donking the flop? I think he might!
      For one we can't get much value from anything and people don't fold hands like 66-TT, Jx on this turn so we are actually turning our hand into a bluff (so we need to bet river too at times).

      I also don't see why we call the river here. What do we expect to beat there? A4/A2 that bluffs?
    • Th334
      Th334
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Oh...the jack messed up our two pairs...I just noticed that. Oh, God. Now it makes sense...even if he had 5x, he still would probably win.