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[NL2-NL10] NL5 Zoom 88s

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $5 (100 bb)
      SB: $5.89 (117.8 bb)
      Hero (BB): $5 (100 bb)
      UTG: $11.05 (221 bb)
      MP: $5 (100 bb)
      CO: $4.98 (99.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8 8
      2 folds, CO calls $0.05, 2 folds, Hero checks

      Flop: ($0.12) 8 Q K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.15, CO calls $0.15

      Turn: ($0.42) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, CO calls $0.50

      River: ($1.42) T (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.15, CO calls $1.15

      $3.72 pot ($0.15 rake)
      Final Board: 8 Q K 7 T
      Hero showed 8 8 and won $3.57 ($1.72 net)
      CO mucked A A and lost (-$1.85 net)

      CO - ( $4.98 USD ) - VPIP: 60, PFR: 30, 3B: 0, AF: 0.5, Hands: 10

      PF: Decided to play a little snug and just check to see a free flop.

      Flop & Turn: Since e board is so wet, I decided to bet a little over pot.

      River: Some GS complete like J9, AJ.. Decided to bet vs Kx, Qx and also hopefully some 2p caught on e River like KT, QT.

      Turns out I got lucky by not raising PF. Regardless of his holdings, is it a mistake not to raise for value & seize e initiative?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: No point in being smug. 88 crushes a CO limping range. Easy raise for value. Maybe if you want to limp 22-66 it could be fine but I think 88 plays fairly ok in a single-raised pot, the 8 is the middle card anyway and we are going to flop 2nd pair or top pair about half the time.

      Postflop: Just pot every street. I don't mind your slight overbet even, because fishes often think in absolute terms, and they don't compare risk vs reward (in relation to the pot size).