[NL2-NL10] NL10 FR 88 v Fish

    • zachrina
      Joined: 05.12.2012 Posts: 934

      This is a bit out of character for me and probably not recommended but just wondered if this play is okay against a massive fish playing 56/20?

      I understand it is probably high variance play but working on the theory that I have over 50% equity against his range here am I okay to get it all in pre?


      Full Tilt, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP3: $10.40 (104 bb)
      CO: $12.86 (128.6 bb)
      BTN: $20.70 (207 bb)
      SB: $6.18 (61.8 bb)
      BB: $10 (100 bb)
      Hero (UTG+2): $10 (100 bb)
      MP1: $10 (100 bb)
      MP2: $12.29 (122.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with 8 8
      Hero calls $0.10, 4 folds, BTN raises to $0.30, SB raises to $1.10, BB folds, Hero raises to $10 and is all-in, BTN folds, SB calls $5.08 and is all-in

      Flop: ($12.76) K T 5 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      Turn: ($12.76) 6 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($12.76) 2 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      $12.76 pot ($0.85 rake)
      Final Board: K T 5 6 2
      SB showed Q A and lost (-$6.18 net)
      Hero showed 8 8 and won $11.91 ($5.73 net)
  • 3 replies
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350
      I think you should consider 4-betting smaller (or to fold pre). Button could have a wide range, and he has an easy decision here; he can call strong hands and give up trash. And 88 is a bit too weak to 4-bet here with this many players to act.
    • zachrina
      Joined: 05.12.2012 Posts: 934
      Frustration session tonight as I've had a few losing sessions. Maybe I should hit a punch bag instead of shoving my cash over the line to relieve stress next time.

    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      To justify shoving 88 here you'll either need him to have a really wide 3b range, or you need him to stack off some worse pairs occasionally. I prefer it with 99/TT, at least you are dominating more mid pairs.

      Do you know anything about his 3b numbers? 56/20 means that he's really loose, but it doesn't necessarily mean that his 3b range is really wide.