[NL2-NL10] 88 vs LP 50/20

    • Greedyfly
      Joined: 26.04.2010 Posts: 213
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 8, 8.
      UTG2 calls $0.10, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 3 folds, UTG2 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($0.95) 6, 7, 3 (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $0.75, UTG2 calls $0.75.

      Turn: ($2.45) A (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $1.00, UTG2 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.45.

      Ok this is a two part question:

      Firstly as played is the turn bet a valuable one. This hand was actually played out against a 50/08 loose passive player with a low WTSD. Do you think this is ok as played out?

      In addition how would it be different vs a reg playing say, 16/15 over 500 hands?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      hi. it is a check back for both instances. If you had KK you could still find a valuebet here but given that the top card (7) is so low, I think even though he is 50 VPIP, I think he is going to have AX on the Flop much more often than worse hands.

      Another thing to note is that you have 2 8s, which blocks off straight draw combos like 58 and 89 which can call a turn bet.

      My main point is that if the top card was higher like a T or J, and you had JJ or QQ, then it would be more of a valuebet, simply because people just play way more high cards than low cards.