[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR Middle pair with initiative

    • Dawidas888
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Known Players:
      UTG3: $3.08 - 154 bb
      MP1: $0.80 - 40 bb
      MP2: $4.00 - 200 bb
      MP3: $4.58 - 229 bb
      CO: $2.00 - 100 bb
      BU: $6.27 - 314 bb
      SB: $2.00 - 100 bb
      BB: $6.28 - 314 bb

      0.01/0.02 No Limit Hold'em (8 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.1.417.4

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q:diamond: , J:diamond:
      SB posts small blind ($0.01), BB posts big blind ($0.02), 2 folds, MP2 calls, MP3 folds, Hero raises for $0.10, BU calls, 2 folds, MP2 calls

      Flop: ($0.33 - 16.50 bb) A:club: , Q:club: , 5:diamond: (3 Players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks, BU bets $0.18, MP2 folds, Hero calls

      Turn: ($0.69 - 34.50 bb) 6:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.40, Hero calls

      River: ($1.49 - 74.50 bb) 8:spade: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, BU checks


      MP2 was a bit loose caller. BU unknown.

      Preflop: I was isolating MP2, but got called by BU as well.

      Flop: I didn't know what to do on this flop. I didn't want to bet as there was little value I could get (most from FD, I doubt PP would call here). As it happened I checked and BU decided to bet. I was a bit tilting from previous bad plays I made so I thought he was making a stab at the pot and called.
      Turn: A blank. Another big bet from BU, I knew I should fold, but since I showed weakness on the flop and was tilting, I thought he was still bluffing.
      River: Fortunately he checks back.

      In retrospect, I think I should have made a cbet and if called just give it up unless I improve. C/folding the flop seems too weak.
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Being three-way on the flop, I would just check/fold here. I doubt people would end up bluffing a lot in this spot, and I think they have quite a lot of Ax in their ranges.