[NL2-NL10] 8T in limped pot

    • yaxkukmian
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($11.61)
      BB ($11.27)
      UTG ($10.10)
      UTG+1 ($6.82)
      CO ($13.89)
      BTN ($4.15)

      Dealt to Hero 8:spade: T:spade:

      fold, UTG+1 calls $0.10, fold, fold, Hero calls $0.05, BB checks

      no hud, speed.

      FLOP ($0.30) 9:spade: 6:spade: 8:heart:

      Hero bets $0.23, BB folds, UTG+1 calls $0.23

      TURN ($0.76) 9:spade: 6:spade: 8:heart: 9:heart:

      Hero bets $0.57, UTG+1 calls $0.57

      RIVER ($1.90) 9:spade: 6:spade: 8:heart: 9:heart: 7:heart:

      Hero bets $1.10, UTG+1 calls $1.10

      UTG+1 shows Q:diamond: 7:diamond:
      (Pre 55%, Flop 22.2%, Turn 18.2%)

      Hero shows 8:spade: T:spade:
      (Pre 45%, Flop 77.8%, Turn 81.8%)

      Hero wins $3.83

      I limped preflop because MP might be slowplaying some good hands and our hand can hit very good. Is limping OOP against two opp very bad?

      I donked on this flop with intention of playing hu.

      Looking back turn bet is probably not so good. I wanted to bet to get free showdown but since we don't have position this concept doesn't work. Also if we get raised I just have to fold. So I think checking is superior here.

      River comes but since he limped he can have many 98/97/96/JT/66/77/88 kind of hands. But he also might calls us with some 8x. I went for bet/fold line. If we check and he bets 3/4 we're in very tough spot so I think bet/f is better.
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Yax,

      Preflop: What do we know about BB? You should not ignore that player here. Our hand is not great and implied odds are less because MP is shorter.

      So the limp, in my opinion, is marginal at best.

      Do you know how often you flop 2p+, FD, OESD?

      Postflop: as played I agree that the turn bet is bit thin but we still get value from draws with no pair and we have a redraw so that's actually quite important. And as you said we can't bet for free showdown OOP.

      The river bet is fine as we still have some thin value from poorly played 9x, or some overpairs/8x.