[NL2-NL10] [NL2 SH] JJ overpair

    • Th334
      Th334
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BB: $3.75 (187.5 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $2.76 (138 bb)
      MP: $2 (100 bb)
      CO: $6.01 (300.5 bb)
      BTN: $5.29 (264.5 bb)
      SB: $4.47 (223.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with J J
      Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.08, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.19) 4 4 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.12, BTN calls $0.12

      Turn: ($0.43) T (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.30, BTN calls $0.30

      River: ($1.03) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.58, BTN raises to $2.58, Hero folds

      I haven't played poker for a while...so many weird hands =\

      On the river I was supposed to check/fold, right? Even though the villain is fishy, he doesn't seem like a total calling station.

      We just have a pair, the board is connected and paired, so it's unlikely that we are gonna be called by many weaker hands (some random Tx at best).

      Or if we decide to block-bet, we should make it smaller, like 30c, right? How do you feel about block-betting here? We might extract thin value from Tx and prevent whatever fishes are calling down with from bluffing.

      Thank you :)
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      hi.

      you need to know whether this guy is passive or aggro. Vs a passive player i think bet fold is probably the best river line. (he never bluff raises us on the river if he is passive)

      how loose is he preflop? The looser he is, the more he can have 9x or random tx in his range to herocall us on the river.
    • Th334
      Th334
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Alright, I see.

      Yep, he's not particularly aggressive and is loose preflop.

      mbml, what about the sizing of our river bet/fold? Or it doesn't really matter as along as weaker doesn't fold to it? As far as I understand, every value bet should be called by weaker hands at least 50% of the time to be profitable. So we determine how much could Tx call here, and bet that much, right? (30-50% the pot I would say)

      Thanks.
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      I think ur size is fine in getting calls from worse if he is sufficiently loose and passive. Smaller sizes may end up inducing bluffs anyway.