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[NL2-NL10] 89s pre call NL10

    • BotiaKiraly
      Joined: 18.03.2009 Posts: 461
      Poker Stars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (9 handed) - Poker Stars Converter Tool from

      SB ($13.63)
      BB ($10)
      UTG ($17.62)
      UTG+1 ($10)
      MP1 ($3.15)
      MP2 ($27.57)
      MP3 ($10)
      Hero (CO) ($10.15)
      Button ($10)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 8, 9
      1 fold, UTG+1 bets $0.30, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.30, 3 folds

      Flop: ($0.75) 4, 9, A (2 players)
      UTG+1 bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30

      Turn: ($1.35) Q (2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $0.80, 1 fold

      Total pot: $1.35


      I like calling suited connectors, when the preflop raiser is deep, is this ok?

      On the flop he either wants to induce a raise or it's a weak bet, but it looked like the latter to me. When he checked the turn I was pretty sure I was ahead. he is 17/11/0.5 after 60 hands
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,795

      1) Preflop raiser is not deep, he only has 100bb
      2) Our hand is crushed vs his tight range. And this is not like a low pocket pair, where we can go from poor equity to 90% equity if we flop a set. Here with suited connectors, we have very poor playability vs very tight ranges with a high proportion of good broadways and high pocket pairs. He's gonna have a strong made hand like top pair or overpair more than half the time. And when we flop something, it's usually some sort of straight or flush draw. Which is fine to have, if we can often bluff our opponent out of his nothing. But if he is going to have some top pair hand really often then it's not a good spot for us.

      Here I would 3bet sometimes if villain has a high fold to 3bet, and is not all that tight from UTG+1. I would fold vs an ultra nit always.