[NL20-NL50] TT mid pair NO2

    • Gonchan
      Gonchan
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.06.2011 Posts: 2,867
      Prima, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $81.45 (162.9 bb)
      BB: $69.02 (138 bb)
      UTG: $38.50 (77 bb)
      MP: $50.86 (101.7 bb)
      CO: $50 (100 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $50 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with T T
      3 folds, Hero raises to $1, SB calls $0.75, BB folds

      Flop: ($2.50) 7 5 Q (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($2.50) 8 (2 players)
      SB bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50

      River: ($5.50) 6 (2 players)
      SB bets $3.50, Hero calls $3.50

      Results:
      $12.50 pot ($0.62 rake)
      Final Board: 7 5 Q 8 6
      SB showed 9 K and won $11.88 ($5.88 net)
      Hero mucked T T and lost (-$6 net)


      31/13/470 ftcb 48 bet vs miss cb turn 38

      Against this opponent, how should I do?

      I especially doubt river call.
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      I think the river call is fine. His range here is super narrow once the river brings a 4-straight. I think he would be more likely to take a c/c line with QX. Since his value range is way narrower, we have an easier call here.

      Thanks.
    • Gonchan
      Gonchan
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.06.2011 Posts: 2,867
      which is better, c/c flop or cb?
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      I think both options are close

      Advantages of betting
      -Don't give free cards (TT is vulnerable here)
      -Thin value
      -Easier to hand-read later on

      Advantages of checking
      -Under-represent our hand
      -Potcontrol, only 2 streets left after checking Turn
      -Avoid facing raises

      Against a more passive opponent who calls really loosely with some Ace highs and all draws + pairs, I would just bet the Flop immediately.

      Against a more aggro opponent who will bluff raise the Flop quite a bit, and also bluff when checked to a lot more often, checking makes more sense.