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[NL2-NL10] nl10 sh ff J8s vs SB open

    • DrDunne
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,378
      is this played okay? i decided to flat IP vs his open since he's opening close to 40% in SB which was much more than he is otb.. so i call hoping to just float and pick up the pot once he cbets once and check folds turn.

      first off, i tend to call a lot in BB vs a lot of people with the intention of calling a cbet on lots of flops and betting turn. the problem is i don't always choose hands with equity to do this. it's a part of my game that needs lots of work.

      secondly, how should we go about constructing a BB defense range vs SB open? because we are IP i'm inclined to take a similar approach that i would when i'm otb facing an open from CO.. would this be a good starting point?

      Party, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BB): $21.37 (213.7 bb)
      BTN: $2.90 (29 bb)
      SB: $10.13 (101.3 bb)
      MP: $2.95 (29.5 bb)
      CO: $2.62 (26.2 bb)
      UTG: $13.37 (133.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J 8
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.60) 9 A 2 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.38, Hero calls $0.38

      Turn: ($1.36) 4 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.90, SB calls $0.90

      River: ($3.16) 2 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.30, SB calls $2.30

      $7.76 pot ($0.38 rake)
      Final Board: 9 A 2 4 2
      Hero showed J 8 and won $7.38 ($3.50 net)
      SB mucked 5 T and lost (-$3.88 net)
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi DrDunne,

      Preflop: This hand is not particularly strong and it requires a lot of aggression postflop to show a profit.

      I'd say at first I recommend that you 3-bet these type of 2 gapper low hands (suited).

      When building your range you want two things:
      A) a hand that has decent equity versus opponents opening range
      B) some information about villain that will make our life postflop easier (less guessing).

      The less info we have the less speculative hands we should call.

      As played I would raise that flop as a semi-bluff. We have backdoor straight/flush draw and we can rep 2p, sets, NFD, etc.

      As played on turn/river I like our bets.