[NL2-NL10] NL2 Is this a spot to slowplay?

    • Dawidas888
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Known Players:
      UTG3: $1.96 - 98 bb
      MP1: $2.58 - 129 bb
      MP2: $7.47 - 374 bb
      MP3: $6.63 - 332 bb
      CO: $0.59 - 30 bb
      BU: $2.24 - 112 bb
      SB: $2.21 - 111 bb
      BB: $5.08 - 254 bb

      0.01/0.02 No Limit Hold'em (8 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.1.411.7

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 9:diamond: , 8:diamond:
      SB posts small blind ($0.01), BB posts big blind ($0.02), UTG3 calls, 2 folds, MP3 calls, CO folds, Hero raises for $0.12, 2 folds, UTG3 calls, MP3 calls

      Flop: ($0.39 - 19.50 bb) 8:spade: , 8:club: , 4:club: (3 Players)
      2 checks, Hero bets $0.24, UTG3 folds, MP3 calls

      Turn: ($0.87 - 43.50 bb) 9:club: (2 Players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $0.60, MP3 folds, Hero gets uncalled back ($0.60)


      1. Would it be better to check on the turn to induce a bluff?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694

      Preflop: I think it's close between a raise and a call. With 67s I would definitely limp behind, with JTs I would definitely raise. If you don't expect to be able to isolate a single opponent (meaning you expect to have 2 or more opponents postflop), you should probably limp along as well cos that would be the main purpose of raising - For isolation.

      Turn: To answer your question, no. At microstakes we don't really have any good reason to slowplay at all. If he has an 8 or a flush, we want to maximize our value. I also doubt that he folds TT here on the Turn. If he has something worse than 8X, that's too bad. You are not gaining much value anyway.