[NL2-NL10] nl2 sh, bold isolation

    • Th334
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      Hero (SB): $5.44 (272 bb)
      BB: $2 (100 bb)
      UTG: $0.75 (37.5 bb)
      MP: $0.80 (40 bb)
      CO: $0.83 (41.5 bb)
      BTN: $1.73 (86.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with T K
      UTG calls $0.02, MP calls $0.02, CO folds, BTN calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.14, 2 folds, MP calls $0.12, BTN folds

      Flop: ($0.34) 7 3 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.22, MP calls $0.22

      Turn: ($0.78) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.44, MP calls $0.44 and is all-in

      River: ($1.66) 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      $1.66 pot ($0.06 rake)
      Final Board: 7 3 5 A 3
      Hero showed T K and lost (-$0.80 net)
      MP showed A A and won $1.60 ($0.80 net)

      Preflop: I decided to isolate UTG, whose VPIP is 51. MP is something tight and I didn't really get why he's limping behind (see the spoiler for the answer), same BU. I expected them both to fold. Though, it was not the case.

      Postflop: I c-betted and got called. With the villain's stack being a half of the pot, I had no choice but to shove.

      I'm not sure whether:
      1) KTo is good enough for such a raise
      2) should I c-bet/2nd barrel such flop vs. a shortie

      I didn't want to stack there, I was just hoping he would fold, and then I was left with no choice on the turn.

  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi German,

      Preflop: looks fine but I'd raise smaller because MP and UTG are both really short.

      Flop: I would not cbet this board vs a short stack like him. We can go for a delayed cbet.

      Turn: We have almost no equity and the Ax doesn't change much GIVEN his stack size. He will still call all pairs, and has some Ax in his range.