[NL2-NL10] NL5 98s defending BB vs tight player

    • Ejeckt
      Joined: 06.12.2008 Posts: 517
      The villain was pretty tight. Can't find the stats now but I definitely remember having played a few hundred hands and his PFR was like total 8% or so. I thought I'd defend because my hand is very unlikely to be dominated and I could get a lot of value if I hit.

      Also, his cbet flop/turn was almost 100%

      Should I have raised turn? As played, I didn't bet on river because the only hands that I beat now are AQ, AK, AT, AA, KK and I don't think I'd get those to call. I also don't think I'd get any better hand to fold. Was my thinking right?

      IPoker, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      CO: $4.88 (122 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $5 (125 bb)
      SB: $6.17 (154.3 bb)
      BB: $3.43 (85.8 bb)
      UTG: $5.11 (127.8 bb)
      MP: $2.51 (62.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 9 8
      UTG raises to $0.14, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.14, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.34) 8 Q 7 (2 players)
      UTG bets $0.23, Hero calls $0.23

      Turn: ($0.80) 9 (2 players)
      UTG bets $0.53, Hero calls $0.53

      River: ($1.86) T (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      $1.86 pot ($0.12 rake)
      Final Board: 8 Q 7 9 T
      Hero mucked 9 8 and won $1.74 ($0.84 net)
      UTG showed K K and lost (-$0.90 net)
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: If his range is really strong here I would just fold. But given that you are slightly deep, and he is probably going to be a bad player postflop, then I think calling is more reasonable.

      Turn: Raise here if he is a bad player. I think he is never folding QX/AA/KK here so we have a lot of value in raising. Vs a more solid player I may be more inclined to flat cos we really rep a lot of strength here as the board further coordinated and we can have so many two pairs sets and straights.