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[NL20-NL50] Two pair vs EP

    • yaxkukmian
      yaxkukmian
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      EP 52 hands 29/29/ 45 rfi from EP/ 75 cbet
      CO 9 hands 44/0

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.20(BB) Replayer
      SB ($24.87)
      Hero ($20.10)
      UTG ($20.20)
      UTG+1 ($8.25)
      CO ($9.21)
      BTN ($8.20)

      Dealt to Hero 2:spade: A:spade:

      UTG raises to $0.60, fold, CO calls $0.60, fold, fold, Hero calls $0.40

      FLOP ($1.90) A:club: 8:spade: K:spade:

      Hero checks, UTG bets $1.42, CO folds, Hero calls $1.42

      TURN ($4.74) A:club: 8:spade: K:spade: 2:club:

      Hero checks, UTG checks

      RIVER ($4.74) A:club: 8:spade: K:spade: 2:club: T:diamond:

      Hero bets $3.20, UTG calls $3.20

      Hero shows 2:spade: A:spade:
      (Pre 31%, Flop 50.8%, Turn 85.2%)

      UTG shows J:diamond: A:diamond:
      (Pre 69%, Flop 49.2%, Turn 14.8%)

      Hero wins $10.59


      Preflop flat is not standard here but we can do it from time to time.

      This flop is one of the better ones we can see. C/c with intention of c/c not too big of a bet on the T.

      What do we do on this T? Can we donk? My plan was c/r. Can we c/shove or is it better to c/r and shove R?

      On this R we can't get lots of value but he might have some AJ, AQ. I bet 3/5 so he won't r with anything. Was thinking of betting smaller but he's calling with any Ax anyway so betting even more wouldn't be a mistake here.
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Yax,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: We can't ck/shove the turn unless he pots it. So we'd normally go for a smaller raise.

      As played betting river is good but we should make it larger. Villain either has a hand he gives up with or a hand he pot controlled with and looks to call river with.

      So we can get more value with a ~$4 bet.