[NL2-NL10] NL5 Speed 88s

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BB: $5.11 (102.2 bb)
      UTG: $3.81 (76.2 bb)
      Hero (MP): $5.94 (118.8 bb)
      CO: $9.23 (184.6 bb)
      BTN: $13.64 (272.8 bb)
      SB: $8 (160 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with 8 8
      UTG raises to $0.10, Hero calls $0.10, CO folds, BTN calls $0.10, SB folds, BB calls $0.05

      Flop: ($0.42) K 8 4 (4 players)
      BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $0.35, BTN raises to $0.70, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.90, BTN raises to $3.10, Hero raises to $5.84, BTN calls $2.74

      Turn: ($12.10) 9 (2 players)
      River: ($12.10) 3 (2 players)

      $12.10 pot ($0.60 rake)
      Final Board: K 8 4 9 3
      BB mucked and lost (-$0.10 net)
      UTG mucked and lost (-$0.10 net)
      Hero mucked 8 8 and won $11.50 ($5.56 net)
      BTN showed 4 K and lost (-$5.94 net)

      Villain's (BU's) stats - VPIP: 48, PFR: 32, 3B: 10, AF: 3.5, Hands: 31

      PF: I decided to flat UTG's minR. I was only afraid of someone 3-betting behind. I don't see a point in 3-betting myself because UTG doesn't have full stack and I don't see a point in raising 88s for value and then facing weird stacks after. Also do not want to fold to 4-bet.

      Flop: No matter if UTG bets or checks, I decided to play my hand fast because I think opps behind are very passive. When BTN min-raises I put him on a strong hand like Kx. K8 and K4 are possible because of his VPIP. 44s are also in his range. I included FDs in his range but I think that is pretty unlikely as they usually like to just call and hope to hit on later streets.

      Because of this, I decided to get stacks in straightaway. I'm unsure about my 3-bet sizing too. I'd wanted to 3-bet to about $2-2.20, but I was running out of timebank so made do w $1.90.
  • 2 replies
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      Pre-flop guess it's fine just to flat, if you know that it'll be hard to play post-flop and there will be many opponents.

      Nothing else to add. WP post-flop, you just crush their range (unless someone slowplayed KK, which is fishy). And better to get stacks in now than to wait for a scare card on turn.
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694

      Preflop: Standard
      Flop: Bet is standard when you are 2nd last to act. 3 bet size seems a little big, maybe i'll make it slightly smaller to something like 1.6. But it doesn't make too much of a difference anyway.