[NL2-NL10] Limping for set value in LPAS table

    • poiuwert
      poiuwert
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.05.2008 Posts: 37
      This hand was played in my first NL20 session, so I was playing in less tables and I could have better reads than usual.

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $9,48
      BB:
      $4,00
      Hero:
      $4,00
      UTG+1:
      $19,55
      UTG+2:
      $19,30
      MP1:
      $21,10
      MP2:
      $7,00
      MP3:
      $19,80
      CO:
      $29,60
      BU:
      $22,06

      0,1/0,2 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.58 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with 9:spade: , 9:heart: . MP2 posts a blind of $0,20.
      Hero calls $0,20, 2 folds, MP1 calls $0,20, MP2 checks, MP3 folds, CO calls $0,20, BU folds, SB raises to $0,80, BB folds, Hero raises to $4,00 (All-In), MP1 calls $3,80, 2 folds, SB calls $3,20.

      Flop: ($12,60) J:heart: , J:club: , 3:diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $0,60, MP1 calls $0,60.

      Turn: ($13,80) 3:club: (2 players)
      SB bets $0,60, MP1 calls $0,60.

      River: ($15,00) J:spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $1,00, MP1 calls $1,00.

      Final Pot: $17,00

      The table seemed pretty loose and passive both pre and post flop, so I decided for the limping UTG for set value. After the raise from the SB, which seemed pretty fishy, having raised many weak speculative hand before, I decided for the push as there was so much dead money in the pot already, and I was probably way ahead his range.
      So, any comments?
  • 3 replies
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Fold preflop.

      You can call for set from late position or from the blinds when there's enough limpers before you(3+), but calling(for set value) when sitting under the gun without dead money and all the players behind you it's just bad play.

      SB's pfr is very high, so you probably are ahead his range(despite small sample size) and you did well to push and isolate him. But as you can see there were too many players behind you and you got called by 2 of them and failed to isolate.

      Next time just avoid situations like this one.
    • ysessa
      ysessa
      Basic
      Joined: 11.07.2008 Posts: 1,331
      Hi poiuwert,


      Fold Preflop is better then limping, against any other raise then from SB you have to fold, against the SB its an easy all-in.


      Best Regards


      Ysessa
    • poiuwert
      poiuwert
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.05.2008 Posts: 37
      Yeah, playing with few open tables using SSS is sure boring, I probably wouldn't do it if I were at my usual playing, thanks anyway :P