[NL2-NL10] NL5 Speed 55 Slowplay

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BB: $5.76 (115.2 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $5 (100 bb)
      MP: $5.20 (104 bb)
      CO: $9.41 (188.2 bb)
      BTN: $3.24 (64.8 bb)
      SB: $6.51 (130.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with 5 5
      Hero raises to $0.15, MP folds, CO calls $0.15, BTN calls $0.15, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.52) T 5 2 (3 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.26, BTN raises to $0.97, Hero calls $0.97, CO raises to $3.30, BTN calls $2.12 and is all-in, Hero raises to $4.85 and is all-in, CO calls $1.55

      Turn: ($13.31) Q (3 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($13.31) 8 (3 players, 2 are all-in)

      $13.31 pot ($0.66 rake)
      Final Board: T 5 2 Q 8
      Hero mucked 5 5 and won $12.65 ($7.65 net)
      CO showed 2 2 and lost (-$5 net)
      BTN showed J J and lost (-$3.24 net)

      CO - ( $9.41 USD ) - VPIP: 36, PFR: 28, 3B: 23, AF: 7.0, Hands: 36
      BU - ( $3.24 USD ) - VPIP: 17, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.6, Hands: 30

      Flop: I elected to slowplay this flop as the board is so dry. Was looking to x/r either of my opps. Also saw CO's high A.F albeit only 36 hands and banking on him to bet.

      The decision came when BTN raised. I was thinking of 3-betting or just flatting. I decided to just flat because of BTN's stack. Even if CO folded, BTN's next bet will put him all in on the Turn so I wouldn't mind. If CO called, the pot will also be too huge and the next bet will commit him.
  • 4 replies
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Preflop is fine.

      On the flop I don't really like the idea for a check/raise here.
      I prefer betting standard here.
      As played, I think when BU raises calling and then calling their all-in is fine.

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Hi Coach,

      Do you mind explaining why you would prefer betting standard here? I know there's 2 opps, but I think the flop is dry enough to risk giving a free turn card?
    • Alan883
      Joined: 03.12.2008 Posts: 1,941
      I think he don't like the idea of check/raise because this line looks really strong and you will push many worse out of the hand like this.
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Yeah, that's it. Check/raising looks way more stronger and people would be more inclined to fold their QT for example, rather than calling us on two-three streets.

      Also, we have a very strong hand against rather unknown opponents, so without having spotted some leaks in their game, I think betting is best.