[NL20-NL50] NL50 FR: bottom two pairs from BB

    • cindy1985
      cindy1985
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      Joined: 13.11.2007 Posts: 358
      Full Tilt Poker
      No Limit Holdem Ring game
      Blinds: $0.25/$0.50
      9 players
      Converter

      Pre-flop: (9 players) Hero is BB with 4 3
      4 folds, MP3 calls, CO calls, Button folds, SB calls, Hero checks.

      Flop: 3 K 4 ($2, 4 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2, MP3 raises to $4, 2 folds, Hero calls.

      Turn: Q ($10, 2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $4, Hero calls.

      River: 7 ($18, 2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $7, Hero calls.

      Results:
      Final pot: $32


      Should I be more agressive at some point? It seemed to me he was willing to bet again and again, and I have been stacked so many times with bottom two pairs so now I am maybe too passive... what do you think?
  • 4 replies
    • Faye6891
      Faye6891
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      Joined: 09.11.2007 Posts: 1,234
      WP IMO.

      I don't think you're going to get called by worse hands on the flop if you reraise, so just calling is better IMO.

      Same for the other streets, the board is kinda dry, so there's no need for protection, I'd just check/call to the end as you did.
    • cindy1985
      cindy1985
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      thanks for the answer, I was kind of fearing my recent downswings had drag my game in a passive zone :)
    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
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      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      Originally posted by Faye6891
      WP IMO.

      I don't think you're going to get called by worse hands on the flop if you reraise, so just calling is better IMO.

      Same for the other streets, the board is kinda dry, so there's no need for protection, I'd just check/call to the end as you did.
      #2

      I would do the same. Raising scares him off his hand. Go for pot control in such spots
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I also like your passive approach. MP3 could easily have 33,44 or KQ on the turn and you don´t have to play stacks here.