[NL20-NL50] 88 sqeeze

    • GingerKid
      Joined: 05.08.2007 Posts: 5,585
      iPoker - $0.50 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: 133.16 BB (VPIP: 26.45, PFR: 20.87, 3Bet Preflop: 7.85, Hands: 492)
      UTG: 152.5 BB (VPIP: 21.83, PFR: 17.70, 3Bet Preflop: 8.20, Hands: 690)
      CO: 243.74 BB (VPIP: 26.72, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 12.77, Hands: 119)
      BTN: 127.04 BB (VPIP: 21.17, PFR: 15.88, 3Bet Preflop: 9.93, Hands: 370)
      Hero (SB): 100 BB

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 8:heart: 8:club:

      fold, fold, BTN raises to 3 BB, Hero calls 2.5 BB, BB raises to 13 BB, fold, Hero calls 10 BB

      Flop: (29 BB, 2 players) J:heart: J:diamond: 8:spade:
      Hero checks, BB bets 18 BB, Hero calls 18 BB

      Turn: (65 BB, 2 players) 9:diamond:
      Hero checks, BB checks

      River: (65 BB, 2 players) K:spade:
      Hero checks, BB bets 33 BB, Hero raises to 69 BB and is all-in, fold

      Hero shows 8:heart: 8:club: (Full House, Eights full of Jacks)
      Hero wins 125 BB

      I call him because he gives up turn (cbet 0/4). He likes 3betting suited connectors 54s, QJs, AQ, and mostly high cards. So on low boards I can defend 88. Is river check ok? I show weakness and most reggs bet this scare card.
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      Preflop is very very marginal. I use a 3bet or fold strategy from SB with a solid regular in BB because he will always just print money against my flats. I think OOP against a regular you will not make money cold calling twice with 88.

      Postflop you played it very well. He will have a lot of air so you should rarely raise flop here, unless dynamics make him view a raise as weak.

      Turn check just builds on flop logic. On the river, he will now vbet most Kx since you look like TT, T9s, 8x type hand , while he would also bet KJ on the turn meaning you have the nuts on the river and check/raising is best: you a) let him vbet Kx anyway and b) you let him bluff and represent it.