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[NL2-NL10] [NL2 SH] 98s UTG

    • Th334
      Th334
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $2.88 (144 bb)
      BB: $4.05 (202.5 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $4.30 (215 bb)
      MP: $2 (100 bb)
      CO: $5.13 (256.5 bb)
      BTN: $2.49 (124.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with 9 8
      Hero raises to $0.07, 3 folds, SB calls $0.06, BB raises to $0.12, Hero calls $0.05, SB calls $0.05

      Call is fine? I know that we are OOP, and it's not how we want to play 98s...but I can't really fold.

      Flop: ($0.36) 3 2 K (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero checks

      Cbet here? We can get a lot of hands to fold.

      Turn: ($0.36) J (3 players)
      SB checks, BB bets $0.02, Hero calls $0.02, SB calls $0.02

      River: ($0.42) 2 (3 players)
      SB checks, BB bets $0.68, 2 folds
  • 6 replies
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      I'd just fold 98s preflop from UTG.
      As played, of course we are going to call given these odds.

      Postflop looks fine.

      I wouldn't take a stab on this flop three-way with just 9 high, so checking back is fine.

      We get a FD on the turn, so calling is good here.

      There's nothing else we can do on the river here.

      Best,
      Plamen
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Hi Plamen,

      Why don't you like a cbet? We are IP, it checked to us, the flop is dry and helped no one but a Kx. We can make fold a lot of jack/queen high hands, maybe even an ace high hand, plus a lot of low pockets and connectors.

      Don't you think that just FE would be enough to make cbet +EV here?

      Thanks.
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Overall I don't think that we could make too much hands to fold here, and also we can't expect the preflop aggressor to check/fold every time he ckecks here.
      So I'd just check back and not invest any money with 9 high on this board.
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Originally posted by kymupa
      Overall I don't think that we could make too much hands to fold here, and also we can't expect the preflop aggressor to check/fold every time he ckecks here.
      So I'd just check back and not invest any money with 9 high on this board.
      Is it because:
      (a) we are not a proper aggressor, because we called his 3-bet;
      (b) the pot is big, so a c-bet would be expensive?

      Because if we just take the flop out of the context, it seems like a perfect board for a bluff c-bet, it doesn't get any better than this.
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Well, it's a dry board, but it's dry for all of the players.

      What I mean is, that it's hard for them to hit, but it's hard for you too.
      Also, we are three-way, not heads up, so it's much more likely to get called here.
      From my personal experience I get called here quite often even by Ax, and unless we are planning to bet on multiple streets (which probably won't be the best option with just 9 high) betting here might not show profit at all.

      Overall, we just called preflop with the intention to play postflop a fairly straight-forward game and not put ourselves into tough spots, so I'd just check back here.
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      I see. Thanks.