[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL 50 fd vs recreational player, barrel or not?

    • DeMarcohsp
      DeMarcohsp
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      On Game, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $36.19 (72.4 bb)
      BB: $50.66 (101.3 bb)
      UTG: $80.42 (160.8 bb)
      MP: $27.11 (54.2 bb)
      Hero (CO): $49.75 (99.5 bb)
      BTN: $16.35 (32.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 8 K
      UTG calls $0.50, MP folds, Hero raises to $2, BTN folds, SB raises to $3.50, 2 folds, Hero calls $1.50

      Flop: ($8) 5 J J (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $6, SB calls $6

      Turn: ($20) 2 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($20) 6 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Results:
      $20 pot ($1 rake)
      Final Board: 5 J J 2 6
      SB showed A 9 and won $19 ($9.50 net)
      Hero mucked 8 K and lost (-$9.50 net)


      I deff think there are ways of improving the way I played this hand. How would you play it?

  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      I would check back flop.

      Your hand is good enough to play later streets imo, some implied odds when you hit your flush, you can bluff later as well, you can call if he delayed cbets. I'd rather bet complete air here instead of a hand with this potential. Most often I see here A high or a pair from 88 to AA with his line. If he wanted to check/fold flop he still check folds on almost all turns so there's no problem for you there imo.