[NL2-NL10] NL10 6max J9s UTG

    • ilioas
      ilioas
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      Joined: 24.11.2008 Posts: 305
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (UTG): $11.49
      MP: $14.24
      CO: $19.86
      BTN: $11.03
      SB: $10.00
      BB: $13.45

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has 9:diamond: J:diamond:

      Hero raises to $0.30, MP calls $0.30, fold, fold, fold, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.95, 3 players) 6:heart: 9:club: 7:club:
      BB bets $0.91, Hero calls $0.91, fold

      Turn: ($2.77, 2 players) 7:heart:
      BB bets $1.98, Hero calls $1.98

      River: ($6.73, 2 players) 5:club:
      BB checks, Hero checks

      BB shows T:heart: J:spade: (One Pair, Sevens) (Pre 68%, Flop 29%, Turn 16%)
      Hero shows 9:diamond: J:diamond: (Two Pair, Nines and Sevens) (Pre 32%, Flop 71%, Turn 84%)
      Hero wins $6.40


      Preflop: J9s goes in my UTG opening range.

      Flop: With top pair on such a low board I am inclined to call more than average, therfore pot size bet from villain makes me think that he wants to take the pot right away and he does not have that strong hand. I would assign overpairs, flush/straight draws, 2 pair.

      Turn: after board has paired and villain fires again, I still see a potential in bluff that will check river most likely, flush draws, straight draws.

      River: lucky for me that villain checks and I get to see showdown.

      In general I guess more cautious way would be to fold flop if I face such an aggressive bet because that looks like good flopped hand like set, 2 pairs, overpair.
  • 3 replies
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      I think that J9s is a little bit too loose to open from UTG.

      I'm folding the flop here against a pot size bet here. There are multiple turn cards that we will have hard time continuing on, plus we have a player behind.

      On the turn I would rather fold as well.

      On the river I would rather bet here to make him fold better made hands. If we check we only beat a bluff/T9.

      Best,
      Plamen
    • ilioas
      ilioas
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      Joined: 24.11.2008 Posts: 305
      I think that J9s is a little bit too loose to open from UTG.


      I have my opening range from private coaching.
      It is all suited broadways, 87s+97s+, 66+, AKo, AQo.
      Can you please advise a better one?
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Well, problem I see with this range is that we can hardly make money with a hand like 97s or T8s. We are dominated a lot and we are likely to play OOP when we are at UTG, so folding looks like the best option to me.
      Also, 22 doesn't really differ from 66 too much (with both hands you are counting mostly on hitting a set or firing a cbet), so I would rather open 22-55 as well.