[NL2-NL10] shoving TT on flop

    • tonyzer
      Joined: 25.10.2012 Posts: 47
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP3: $5.07 (101.4 bb)
      CO: $13.97 (279.4 bb)
      BTN: $1.86 (37.2 bb)
      Hero (SB): $2.02 (40.4 bb)
      BB: $6.17 (123.4 bb)
      UTG+1: $4.16 (83.2 bb)
      UTG+2: $3.87 (77.4 bb)
      MP1: $5.76 (115.2 bb)
      MP2: $11.53 (230.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with T T
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.05, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.05, MP3 calls $0.05, CO folds, BTN calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.40, BB folds, UTG+2 calls $0.35, 3 folds

      Flop: ($1) 6 2 J (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.62 and is all-in, UTG+2 calls $1.62

      Turn: ($4.24) 4 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($4.24) 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      $4.24 pot ($0.18 rake)
      Final Board: 6 2 J 4 3
      Hero showed T T and lost (-$2.02 net)
      UTG+2 showed J K and won $4.06 ($2.04 net)
      this is how i understood i should play it according to the instructiional sst videos... any help mostly appreciated :)
  • 4 replies
    • JohnDoe1313
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 5,195

      I would either

      1) raise 70c preflop so my stack equals pot if one limper calls and shove most flops

      2) shove preflop directly.
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      disgaree with John here.

      Maybe shoving 88 or 99 could be ok given the amount of dead money in the pot. but I think TT is definitely strong enough to take flops. We get 0 overcards a decent % of the time and most of the time we get only one overcard.

      As played I would just check. We have slightly more than a pot size bet left, so i would check and induce bluffs and never fold unless turn brings some sort of nasty overcard + draw completing card.
    • tonyzer
      Joined: 25.10.2012 Posts: 47
      thanks guys
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      I think that preflop raising is fine. If we shove here we are likely to not get called at all and TT is strong enough to play postflop.

      On the flop I feel comfortable with both checking and betting like $0.35-$0.4.
      I do tend like the bet more here and I'd bet like this with my whole range here.