[NL2-NL10] NL5 SPEED 6MAX SB vs BB

    • elchipriota
      elchipriota
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.06.2012 Posts: 438
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BB: $5 (100 bb)
      UTG: $4.76 (95.2 bb)
      MP: $12.16 (243.2 bb)
      CO: $5.72 (114.4 bb)
      BTN: $0.91 (18.2 bb)
      Hero (SB): $5.95 (119 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 6 3
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, BB calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.40) Q 6 T (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.25, BB calls $0.25

      Turn: ($0.90) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, BB raises to $1, Hero calls $0.50

      River: ($2.90) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks

      Results:
      $2.90 pot ($0.14 rake)
      Final Board: Q 6 T 4 4
      BB showed J 8 and lost (-$1.45 net)
      Hero mucked 6 3 and won $2.76 ($1.31 net)



      I would like some feedback whether my reasoning is correct.

      Opponent is an unknown, I bet preflop there anytwo against unknowns since I get more than 80% folds.

      He calls and I cbet flop and turn. When he reraises I feel that his min raise is weak. I feel he can be caling preflop with hands suck as AJ or KJ. If his intention was to 3bet his queen I feel he would put some more value. Also a 3bet with a ten there is not justified since I am barelling every street.

      I decide to call the minraise and go c/fold the river.

      Good play or fishy one? ;p
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Elchipriota,

      Preflop: Raising any two against unknowns is not my favorite play and although you may get away with it at 5nl it's something that will fast change as you move up.

      Flop: As played I don't mind betting this flop but we are really hoping to take it down.

      Turn: We have no reads on villain so t he bet/call, in my opinion, is a pure gamble. Sure he can raise AJ/KJ but he can also do this with a Qx or weak made hand.

      I would bet/fold here, but I'd also make it slightly larger at 0.65-0.7 so we don't induce versus unknown.
    • elchipriota
      elchipriota
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.06.2012 Posts: 438
      Thank you bogdan!

      I totally agree that raising any two in upper limits will be a big no no. Ive seen a few videos of nl100 and nl200 zoom and that is something it is discussed.

      But if at NL5 I can add 2-3 bb per hour like that I am happy to do it just for this level.