[NL2-NL10] How to continue with Mid pair

    • Barlin63
      Joined: 28.06.2011 Posts: 104
      I am playing according to MSS and I have a question about this hand and in general for other mid-pair hands. Of course I decided to raise the limper and I was called by two other players. Flop check,check,check. I check because I don't have TP. But on the turn with the King I decide to bet. My reasoning: Less likely for others to have a king and because the others are passive I think that I might have the best hand.
      On both players I don't have hands.

      If his calling range is something like this JJ-66,ATs+,KQs,AQo+ and he raises QQ+ than I have 67% equity and on the flop still 63%.

      What would be the best way to play this hand and should I continue with mid pair? Would it be an idea to also bet for value the river.

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: $1.34 (VPIP: 27.27, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)
      Hero (MP): $0.97
      CO: $1.82 (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 6)
      BTN: $2.06 (VPIP: 27.27, PFR: 18.18, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)
      SB: $2.00 (VPIP: 18.18, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)
      BB: $2.32 (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has J:spade: J:club:

      UTG calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.08, fold, BTN calls $0.08, SB calls $0.07, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.28, 3 players) K:club: 3:diamond: 9:spade:
      SB checks, Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($0.28, 3 players) K:diamond:
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.16, fold, SB calls $0.16

      River: ($0.60, 2 players) 5:spade:
      SB checks, Hero checks

      SB shows 4:diamond: 7:diamond: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 20%, Flop 7%, Turn 18%)
      Hero shows J:spade: J:club: (Two Pair, Kings and Jacks) (Pre 80%, Flop 93%, Turn 82%)
      Hero wins $0.58
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Isolating the limper is perfectly fine preflop.

      On the flop, since we are having a middle pair and we are three-way, checking is fine.

      When the K hits on the turn, and they have all checked, I would go for a bet here as well, but I'd rather make it $0.2. We can take value from FDs/9x/PPs.

      As played, I'd rather go for something like 1/2 pot on the river against 9x/PPs.