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[NL2-NL10] Nl5 1010

    • prime333
      Joined: 14.05.2012 Posts: 400
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      CO: 122.2 BB
      BTN: 25.2 BB
      SB: 100 BB
      BB: 98.6 BB
      UTG: 250 BB
      Hero (UTG+1): 209.6 BB
      UTG+2: 41.8 BB
      MP: 39 BB
      MP+1: 109 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has T:spade: T:club:

      fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, UTG+2 calls 3 BB, fold, fold, CO calls 3 BB, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: (10.4 BB, 3 players) A:diamond: 5:diamond: 5:spade:
      Hero checks, UTG+2 checks, CO bets 6 BB, fold, UTG+2 calls 6 BB

      I'm OOP in this pot should I cbet this? Again if villain calls it's very hard to play this hand on the turn because he's either has Ax or flush draw. If villain calls do I have to give up the pot on the turn and fold to bet? Because as you can see villain can float me and semi bluff the turn and it's hard to call OOP having to face a possible 3rd barrel on river.

      Turn: (22.4 BB, 2 players) 7:heart:
      UTG+2 checks, CO checks

      River: (22.4 BB, 2 players) J:club:
      UTG+2 checks, CO bets 9 BB, UTG+2 calls 9 BB

      CO shows 8:heart: 9:spade: (One Pair, Fives) (Pre 45%, Flop 21%, Turn 16%)
      UTG+2 shows T:diamond: 7:diamond: (Two Pair, Sevens and Fives) (Pre 55%, Flop 79%, Turn 84%)
      UTG+2 wins 38.8 BB

      What is the best line to take on this board?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      With JJ-KK I think it's fine to take a line where you c/c Flop and c/f Turn. With TT, c/c is a little less favourable as TT is more vulnerable than the higher pocket pairs.


      1. Check/call - As mentioned TT is a little vulnerable
      2. Bet - Board is dry. We are not really betting for value from worse or bluffing out better, so we are mostly betting to take down the pot immediately.
      3. Check/fold - Good if we think villains are just passive and are never bluffing.

      I think option 2 is fine, I'll probably just bet once and give up given the nature of the board. I would prefer option 1 in a Heads up pot.