[NL20-NL50] NL20 FR - Good and Bad

    • xponentx
      xponentx
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.02.2008 Posts: 341
      I've decided to start posting 1 good hand and 1 bad hand at the end of my longer sessions to try and plug some leaks. I've found it hard to find some hands worth posting, as most of them are pure SSS, and I don't think there's much advice I can get for those, so i've tried to find a few less-straightforward hands. So here goes:

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      Good Hand
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      Known players:
      SB:
      $26.61
      Hero:
      $4.30
      UTG+2:
      $4.00
      MP1:
      $16.31
      MP2:
      $3.38
      MP3:
      $18.10
      CO:
      $22.22
      BU:
      $7.20

      0.1/0.2 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.58 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q:diamond: , J:heart:
      UTG+2 folds, MP1 calls $0.20, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.20, 2 folds, SB calls $0.10, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.80) Q:club: , J:club: , 4:spade: (4 players)
      SB bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50, 2 folds.

      Turn: ($1.80) 9:heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $4.00, Hero raises to $3.60 (All-In).

      River: ($9.40) K:diamond:


      Final Pot: $9.40

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, queens and jacks (Qd Jh)
      SB shows a pair of jacks (Js 2c)

      Hero wins with two pairs, queens and jacks (Qd Jh)

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      Bad Hand
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      Known players:
      SB:
      $18.78
      Hero:
      $4.19
      MP1:
      $10.46
      MP2:
      $52.24
      MP3:
      $11.15
      CO:
      $19.60
      BU:
      $11.79

      0.1/0.2 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.58 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J:club: , 6:diamond:
      MP1 calls $0.20, MP2 calls $0.20, 4 folds, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.70) 2:diamond: , J:spade: , 4:diamond: (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.50.

      Turn: ($1.70) 7:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.70, MP2 raises to $3.60, Hero raises to $3.49 (All-In).

      River: ($8.79) 4:spade:


      Final Pot: $8.79

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, jacks and fours (Jc 6d)
      MP2 shows a flush, ace high (Ad 9d)

      MP2 wins with a flush, ace high (Ad 9d)
  • 5 replies
    • Faye6891
      Faye6891
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.11.2007 Posts: 1,234
      I'm not SSS player so I won't even try to evaluate the hands. :D

      But shouldn't you be seating at a table with a lof of big stacked opponents?

      On hand 1 half the table is short stacked.
      And on hand 2, 3 guys are midstacked and the other big stacked.

      As I said, I'm not a SSS player and I may be wrong, just pointing it out. ;)

      P.S.: Haven't you posted these in the wrong forum? :P
    • TimothyVdp1
      TimothyVdp1
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.12.2007 Posts: 5,820
      your good hand: raise flop to protect!
      FD and straight drawout there so no reason to slowplay

      bad hand: check/fold all the way :)
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I´d raise 1-st hand since baord is drawy, you´re shortstack and get called by a lot of hands.
      I´d c/f second hand. You only have tp. No need to invest more money in the pot.
      If checked around then you can take it down on safe turn card.
    • xponentx
      xponentx
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.02.2008 Posts: 341
      Oh thanks, I did indeed post this in the wrong forum. My mistake!

      And regarding the short stacks. While I try to find tables with bigstacks, it's not always the easiest thing to keep an eye on.

      Could an admin/mod please move this to the SSS forum, sorry for the bother.
    • Faye6891
      Faye6891
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.11.2007 Posts: 1,234
      Originally posted by xponentx
      And regarding the short stacks. While I try to find tables with bigstacks, it's not always the easiest thing to keep an eye on.
      And who told playing poker was easy? ;)

      Good Luck at the tables buddy! :)