[NL2-NL10] Over pair facing a Shove NL2

    • seranpoker
      Joined: 08.07.2010 Posts: 276
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      SB: $2.14 (107 bb)
      BB: $2.42 (121 bb) (24/8/5.6) 121 hands
      MP: $1.59 (79.5 bb)
      Hero (CO): $4.89 (244.5 bb)
      BTN: $5.66 (283 bb) (50/7/1.4) 234 hands

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K K
      MP folds, Hero raises to $0.06, BTN calls $0.06, SB folds, BB calls $0.04

      Flop: ($0.19) 7 4 T (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.18, BTN folds, BB raises to $2.36 and is all-in, Hero calls $2.18

      I bet Pot here for protection. Sets rarely shove like this. I have seen sets check call and shove river. After some deliberation I called.

      Turn: ($4.91) 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($4.91) 7 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      $4.91 pot ($0.17 rake)
      Final Board: 7 4 T 3 7
      BB showed J T and lost (-$2.42 net)
      Hero showed K K and won $4.74 ($2.32 net)
      BTN mucked and lost (-$0.06 net)
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Seran,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: I agree with your play here.

      First your pot size bet is great for pure value/protection and second your call is fine as well.

      Most players rarely shove a super strong hand on the flop (sets, 2p) but rather go for smaller raises to keep us in (or even call). These big raises are usually draws looking for FE or some Tx looking for protection.