[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR 55 vs raise

    • Dawidas888
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Known Players:
      UTG2: $2.05 - 103 bb
      UTG3: $1.20 - 60 bb
      MP1: $9.29 - 465 bb
      MP2: $2.32 - 116 bb
      MP3: $2.00 - 100 bb
      CO: $1.37 - 69 bb
      BU: $2.90 - 145 bb
      SB: $1.00 - 50 bb
      BB: $2.00 - 100 bb

      0.01/0.02 No Limit Hold'em (9 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.1.417.4

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 5:diamond: , 5:club:
      SB posts small blind ($0.01), BB posts big blind ($0.02), UTG2 folds, UTG3 calls, MP1 folds, Hero raises for $0.10, MP3 calls, 5 folds

      Flop: ($0.25 - 12.50 bb) 8:heart: , 6:diamond: , 6:club: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $0.16, MP3 raises for $0.40, Hero calls

      Turn: ($1.05 - 52.50 bb) Q:spade: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks

      River: ($1.05 - 52.50 bb) 9:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $0.10, MP3 raises for $0.60, Hero calls


      I had a small history with MP3. He 3betted me 2 times before.
      First time I had AQ and the flop was low, so I folded my cbet to his flop raise.
      Second time I had KK and the flop was low so I 3betted his raise and he folded.

      Preflop: This was a small mistake, from MP2 I raise 66+ :)

      Flop: With previous history, I decided to call since the raise was small and he have done this every single time to my cbet. My plan was to c/c any turn (except A) and c/f river if he bets.
      Turn: Pretty safe.
      River: Decided to block bet. After he raised smallish (he thought some time before raising) it looked like a spaz so I called. In retrospect, his raise couldn't rep Qx as he would be betting on the turn and it is unlikely that he would have raised with a 9x or an 8x so I think my call was correct.
  • 2 replies
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Considering the history we have with villain, I would just overlimp here preflop.

      On the flop, since he tends to raise our bets, I would just check/fold.
      I don't really feel comfortable bet/calling and then calling him down with an underpair here.

      As played, I'd just check/fold the river.

      Overall, you are putting too much thought on NL2 and this shouldn't be what you should aim for - just play simple poker instead.

    • Dawidas888
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Hi kyumpa

      Thanks for the evaluation!

      That's was, and apparently still is, my main mistake when I used to play poker before. I absolutely agree with your evaluation and my plan will be: #1 If someone limps before me I will overlimp my smaller pp and play accordingly, i.e. in multi-way pots I'll just c/f if I don't hit my set. #2 I will not try to bluffcatch and play passively with underpairs.

      Thanks for the help.