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[NL2-NL10] NL5 Zoom - Overpair vs. Min. 2-bet OOP

    • Raknyo
      Joined: 15.12.2011 Posts: 422
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2065467
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      BTN: $7.28 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 5
      SB: $2.63 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 2
      BB: $2.38 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 1
      Hero (UTG): $8.50 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 18, 3B: 2, AF: 4.0, Hands: 390
      MP: $0.80 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 7
      CO: $5.28 - VPIP: 33, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 2.0, Hands: 3

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is UTG with A :club: A :spade:
      Hero raises to $0.15, 1 fold, CO calls $0.15, 3 folds

      Flop: ($0.37) J :diamond: 2 :spade: 6 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.25, CO raises to $0.50, Hero calls $0.25

      Turn: ($1.37) 3 :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.65, Hero calls $0.65

      River: ($2.67) 7 :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.50...

      PF: No reason to bet any bigger than 3BB.

      F: Bet to get value from Jx and also any draws.

      When my opponent bets, you could have KJ+ or a strong made hand. Since the bet is so small, I call, hoping to get to see a moderately cheap showdown.

      T: Check/call to keep in the hands which I beat, his half-pot bet seems a little weak.

      R: I'm worried that he might check-behind Jx so I bet just over 1/2 pot to get maximum value with my hand.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,331
      Hey Raknyo,

      On the flop you should be careful in general calling raises with one-pair hands. A lot of players won't raise light. The raise size is small though - opponent can have Jx, possible flush-draws, and sets. Your goal facing this raise should be to get to showdown as cheaply as possible. Another downside with calling raises on the flop is you potentially have to face bets on the turn and river meaning you have reverse implied odds. (I.e it's not just the price on the flop that concerns you).

      Turn is fine, opponent can still have Jx flush-draws.

      River donk bet I don't like. You deny your opponent the opportunity to bluff with flush-draws. You donate more money when you are behind. Also there is pretty decent chance your opponent may still value bet Jx.