[NL2-NL10] NL2 Zoom 44 set

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BTN: $1.79 (89.5 bb)
      SB: $2.14 (107 bb)
      BB: $2 (100 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $2 (100 bb)
      MP: $3.66 (183 bb)
      CO: $0.70 (35 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with 4 4
      Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.08, SB folds, BB calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.25) T 4 2 (3 players)
      BB bets $0.12, Hero calls $0.12, BTN raises to $0.24, BB raises to $0.36, Hero calls $0.24, BTN calls $0.12

      Turn: ($1.33) 8 (3 players)
      BB bets $0.38, Hero raises to $0.80, BTN raises to $1.35 and is all-in, BB raises to $1.56 and is all-in, Hero calls $0.76 and is all-in

      River: ($5.80) 3 (3 players, 3 are all-in)

      $5.80 pot ($0.20 rake)
      Final Board: T 4 2 8 3
      BTN showed J J and lost (-$1.79 net)
      BB showed T J and lost (-$2 net)
      Hero showed 4 4 and won $5.60 ($3.60 net)

      BU - ( $1.79 USD ) - VPIP: 33, PFR: 17, 3B: 0, AF: 3.0, Hands: 6
      BB - ( $2.00 USD ) - VPIP: 50, PFR: 33, 3B: 50, AF: 6.0, Hands: 6

      PF: Raise 4x UTG

      Flop: I just smooth call to induce BU to come into the pot as the Flop is really dry. When he raises 2x and BB 3-bets, I chose to just call as well & hope BU comes over e top. I will then have relative position & can decide if I wanna shove right on e Flop.

      Only a TTs beat me now and other Straight draws are probably Ax GS w 4 outs. 53 draw w 6 outs seem unlikely.

      Turn: A blank card. BB leads 1/4 pot which is really weak. Deciding betw flatting again vs raising. I could flat & hope BU calls & then get it in on e River. But decided to just raise immediately as BU seems to like his hand & hope for him to play his stack.

      (I know my play seems either really fishy or really strong, but since it's NL2, I was just focusing on e max ev). Not sure about both Flop & Turn play.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Flop: Dry flop, we want to let our opponents hit their overcards if they have stuff like KQ. We aren't afraid of any card in the deck on the Turn so I think calling here is standard.

      We get min-raised, so question is whether EV of shoving is higher than that of calling. I think just calling is fine. if they have TX though, it may be bad if a scarecard like the A/K comes out which kills action. That would be an argument for shoving here. I think BU is kind of strong but BB shows strength as well so I think it's good to call here. BB still has the initiative so we can expect him to bet the Turn a lot and continue barreling the Turn.

      Turn: I see no reason to raise here. Just flat, and we can easily shove the River. Same concept, we have no reason to raise to build the pot here since we have already invested 40% of our stack and we can easily shove the River if it's checked to us. We also show more weakness which may enable BTN to stack off lighter and shove over us.