[NL2-NL10] was folding 88 pf right?

    • lupara
      lupara
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.09.2010 Posts: 56
      Pacific, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BTN: $0.83 (41.5 bb) (40/13/1.2, hands 88)
      Hero (SB): $2.93 (146.5 bb)
      BB: $2.61 (130.5 bb)
      UTG: $2.17 (108.5 bb)
      MP: $0.69 (34.5 bb) (59/11/0.5, hands 70)
      CO: $1.28 (64 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8 8
      UTG folds, MP calls $0.02, CO folds, BTN raises to $0.04, Hero raises to $0.12, BB folds, MP calls $0.10, BTN calls $0.08

      Flop: ($0.38) 9 5 Q (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.28, MP raises to $0.57 and is all-in, 2 folds

      Results:
      $0.94 pot ($0.05 rake)
      Final Board: 9 5 Q
      BTN mucked and lost (-$0.12 net)
      Hero mucked 8 8 and lost (-$0.40 net)
      MP mucked and won $0.89 ($0.49 net)
  • 3 replies
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
      Coach
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      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,297
      Hey Lupara,

      You don't want to fold this preflop, but flatting preflop and seeing a pot multi-way might be a better option than raising in this case, especially since you are up against two shortstacks.

      On the flop I'd probably just hope to check the hand down since MP is short and may not fold very much to cbets.
    • lupara
      lupara
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.09.2010 Posts: 56
      But given his stack size, if he goes all in should I call?
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
      Coach
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      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,297
      Originally posted by lupara
      But given his stack size, if he goes all in should I call?
      Ideally you don't want to be in this situation in the first place.

      Calling sucks, folding sucks, that's the problem. I'd probably fold. It really depends on his range for shoving and whether he only shoves better pairs or whether he will also shove stuff like AJ/TJ/KJ etc etc.