[NL2-NL10] Nl2 Fr 55

    • Dawidas888
      Dawidas888
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Known Players:
      MP1: $1.00 - 50 bb
      MP2: $3.46 - 173 bb
      MP3: $1.32 - 66 bb
      CO: $0.80 - 40 bb
      BU: $2.00 - 100 bb
      SB: $4.25 - 213 bb
      BB: $0.86 - 43 bb

      0.01/0.02 No Limit Hold'em (7 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.1.417.4

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 5:heart: , 5:club:
      SB posts small blind ($0.01), BB posts big blind ($0.02), 4 folds, Hero raises for $0.08, SB calls, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.18 - 9 bb) 9:club: , 4:spade: , 3:diamond: (2 Players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.12, SB calls

      Turn: ($0.42 - 21 bb) 2:club: (2 Players)
      SB bets $0.08, Hero calls

      River: ($0.58 - 29 bb) 2:heart: (2 Players)
      SB bets $0.28, Hero folds, SB gets uncalled back ($0.28)

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      SB was loose passive.
      Preflop: steal.

      Flop: Standard cbet, mostly for protection, because not many weaker hands would call/is in his range, but I want to fold hands that still have equity against me (overcards mostly)
      Turn: I don't think I can raise as there aren't many, if any, weaker hands that would call, except maybe 5x, AcXc. However, calling seems too weak.
      River: I can't think of hands that I beat (I doubt there are many 3x, 4x hands in his range) so I fold.
  • 3 replies
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      Do you always raise to 4bb from the button? If so, why? What do you think about raising 3bb?

      Postflop looks fine.

      On the flop we do have an easy cbet here.

      As played, since we are given such great odds on the turn and we are IP, calling is definitely good.

      When he bets the river again, I would fold here as well.

      Best,
      Plamen
    • Dawidas888
      Dawidas888
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      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Hi kymupa

      Thanks for the evaluation!

      To answer your question, yes, I always raise 4bb from BU. Basically it's what I've started with and didn't know the reason why I should change. I was thinking about reducing it to 3bb as my BU OR range is quite wide (22+, A2+, BW, K9, Q9, J9, SC, OC - 38.46%). Is this a good, and only, reason to reduce it to 3bb?

      Thanks for all the help.
      Dawidas888
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Well, this is a good but not only reason why we should go for smaller sizings.

      Lets see what do we win if we make it 3bb instead of 4:
      - we do play in a smaller pot with a weaker range - this means that instead of having and 8.5bb pot on the flop if bb called, we will have 6.5bb. This leaves us with a bigger room to play postflop, also we don't have to invest much money into cbets etc - these are all good things since our range at BU is the weakest of all positions
      - we do lose less money when we get 3betted and have to fold
      - we do invest less money when we make a 4bet bluff - if we raise to 3bb, and bb raises to 10bb, we can easily make it 24-25bb. IF we go for 4bb preflop though, then BB is likely to make it around 13, and we should make around 31bb 4bet.
      - we do need less fold equity - the main reason why we raise at BU is to steal the blinds. So, with 3bb we only need 3/(3+1.5) = 67% fold equity, but if we make it 4bb we will need 4/(4+1.5) = 73% fold equity.

      See, all these little things are going to matter when we play a significant sample of hands and are going to boost up our WR.