[NL2-NL10] Is it plaid good?

    • radiatorsft
      Joined: 21.10.2009 Posts: 17
      PokerStars - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      UTG: $1.76
      UTG+1: $5.01
      MP: $1.30
      Hero (MP+1): $2.83
      LP: $1.80
      CO: $2.04
      BTN: $2.03
      SB: $1.91
      BB: $0.80

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has 2:spade: 2:club:

      fold, UTG+1 calls $0.02, fold, Hero calls $0.02, LP calls $0.02, fold, fold, SB calls $0.01, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.10, 5 players) Q:club: 2:diamond: A:club:
      SB checks, BB checks, UTG+1 bets $0.04, Hero raises to $0.12, LP calls $0.12, fold, BB calls $0.12, UTG+1 calls $0.08

      Turn: ($0.58, 4 players) 3:spade:
      BB checks, UTG+1 bets $0.04, Hero raises to $0.50, LP calls $0.50, fold, fold

      River: ($1.62, 2 players) A:heart:
      Hero bets $1.56, LP calls $1.16 and is all-in

      Hero shows 2:spade: 2:club: (Full House, Twos full of Aces) (Pre 52%, Flop 83%, Turn 91%)
      LP shows Q:diamond: A:spade: (Full House, Aces full of Queens) (Pre 48%, Flop 17%, Turn 9%)
      LP wins $3.80

      VP$IP - 30
      PFR - 0
      AgrFreq - 50
      Hands - 23
      PF 3Bet - 0
      Call Flop CBet - 50

      Is it plaid ok?
      On river I gave him like Ax, obviously didn't gave him AQ.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: I'm not too fond of limping in general. However, this is a FR game, and you are in early position, and players at this limit are generally very passive and loose. Raising is bad if we end up getting 2-3 callers behind us.

      In this exact situation, I think it's acceptable. If you were in the CO/BU, and it was folded to you after UTG+1 limps, then you should always raise here to isolate him from the other players.

      Flop: We probably have the nuts here, assuming they almost always raise preflop with AA/QQ. UTG+1 makes a weird bet and since this is a limped pot we need to start building the pot now. I think your raise is fine, though you can make it slightly larger to 15cents.

      Turn: I will just ignore UTG+1's bet, and bet 50 like you did here.

      River: Well we do lose to two pairs now which is now a stronger full house. But I think this is still a good card for us. If they have AX, they are never folding once they make trips. Easy shove on the River as I think they have more worse AX than AQ/A2/A3 type of hands.