[NL20-NL50] PP call?

    • daisuke3823
      daisuke3823
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
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      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $25.00
      SB:
      $26.33
      BB:
      $28.75
      MP2:
      $40.80
      MP3 (Hero):
      $27.61
      CO:
      $28.70


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 3, 3.
      MP2 folds, Hero raises to $0.62, 2 folds, SB raises to $2.11, BB folds, Hero calls $1.49.

      Flop: ($4.47) 9, 2, 4 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($4.47) Q (2 players)
      SB bets $2.25, Hero folds, SB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $4.47.
      he is unknown.
      should I call here and continue the hand?
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      Flop: You can consider making a small blocker bet with the intention of folding. You get him to c-f his random hands like JTs and you get thin value from AK and AQ so I would bet maybe 1.50.

      Problem is if he is aggro and checkraise bluffs. but still i prefer to take this line and in future if he c-r your small bets i would consider using it to induce.

      But sure, checking is fine. On turn i think i would still fold anyway. he can bet so many cards and we will just be completely lost.

      I think ultimately the mistake started from preflop. you should not call with this hand, his 3bet wasnt too small, he probably has a ton of random hands so you dont have implied odds, and stacks werent really deep.

      you mentioned he is unknown and i would fold small PPs by default vs unknown.
    • daisuke3823
      daisuke3823
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
      Originally posted by mbml
      Hi.

      Flop: You can consider making a small blocker bet with the intention of folding. You get him to c-f his random hands like JTs and you get thin value from AK and AQ so I would bet maybe 1.50.

      Problem is if he is aggro and checkraise bluffs. but still i prefer to take this line and in future if he c-r your small bets i would consider using it to induce.

      But sure, checking is fine. On turn i think i would still fold anyway. he can bet so many cards and we will just be completely lost.

      I think ultimately the mistake started from preflop. you should not call with this hand, his 3bet wasnt too small, he probably has a ton of random hands so you dont have implied odds, and stacks werent really deep.

      you mentioned he is unknown and i would fold small PPs by default vs unknown.

      for the first time i heard small blocker bet.
      so against unknown,small pocket pairs are fold,how about middle pairs? and TT,JJ?
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Jj could be a 4bet vs aggro guys (provided u do 4b bluff sometimes). Tt is almost always a call, 88/99 depends on aggression of opponent and your reads on him. Sometimes its just really tough to play without reads. Usually in position its a call with mid pairs though