This site uses cookies to improve your browsing experience. By continuing to browse the website, you accept such cookies. For more details and to change your settings, see our Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy. Close

[NL2-NL10] NL2 set vs passive raise

    • donroops
      donroops
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.04.2009 Posts: 49
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $2.19 (109.5 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $2 (100 bb)
      SB: $3.44 (172 bb)
      BB: $0.82 (41 bb)
      UTG+2: $5.08 (254 bb)
      MP1: $3.15 (157.5 bb)
      MP2: $0.98 (49 bb)
      MP3: $0.96 (48 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 8 8
      UTG+2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, MP2 calls $0.02, MP3 calls $0.02, CO folds, Hero calls $0.02, SB completes, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.12) T 8 9 (6 players)
      SB bets $0.06, BB calls $0.06, MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $0.36, MP3 folds, Hero calls $0.36, 2 folds

      Turn: ($0.96) 5 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.60 and is all-in, Hero calls $0.60

      River: ($2.16) Q (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $2.16 pot ($0.08 rake)
      Final Board: T 8 9 5 Q
      Hero showed 8 8 and lost (-$0.98 net)
      MP2 showed Q J and won $2.08 ($1.10 net)


      Villain is a semi loose passive.
      Pre-flop - I elected to call for set value. I din't want to play a big pot, having a fish in the sb. On reflection, I think a raise would have been better, as I did have position with a strong holding.
      Flop - With a raise from villain, i'm putting him on 2 pair or better. he's probably calling with draws, especially because of previous bets. It's difficult for me to guess if he is raising this much with 2 pair being a passive.
      Though i did assume this, i call thinking to re evaluate, though realise now his stack size should maybe just shove?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Don,

      Preflop: Given so many limpers and a couple shorter, I agree that a limp is fine as well. Especially since you have more fish behind us. We are often getting big multiway pot and it will be harder to win it. Although I don't think raising would be a huge mistake.

      Postflop: As played I would just raise the flop given how coordinated/drawy it is. We also know MP2 is shorter so his range can be on the wider side. Don't forget he is raising a 1/2 pot bet so it could be that he is protecting hands like Tx or raising as a semibluff.