[NL2-NL10] NL5 Hand Evaluation

    • Rich552
      Rich552
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.12.2012 Posts: 69
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $4 (100 bb)
      SB: $10.42 (260.5 bb)
      BB: $4 (100 bb)
      UTG+1: $2.71 (67.8 bb)
      Hero (UTG+2): $4.61 (115.3 bb)
      MP1: $2.55 (63.7 bb)
      MP2: $1.11 (27.8 bb)
      MP3: $4.32 (108 bb)
      CO: $4.04 (101 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with K K
      UTG+1 folds, Hero raises to $0.16, MP1 calls $0.16, 6 folds

      Flop: ($0.38) T J 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.20, MP1 calls $0.20

      Turn: ($0.78) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.52, MP1 calls $0.52

      River: ($1.82) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP1 bets $0.44, Hero folds

      small hand sample only 40. vpip 54/ pfr 2 though. Raised pre as standard, on flop I felt my bet sizing was a little small as villain could have called with small pocket pairs or suited connectors. However when the turn came and no check raise on flop I feel confident I am ahead so lead out. When villain calls a second time without correct odds I felt that they could be on a AJ or Jx hand but I still feel that they most likely have a A high flush draw or J high hand at most. River is pretty ugly but not a diamond. I take a dislike to it and fold my hand which I think is pretty weak seeing as villain could be on busted flush draw but also has likely to have made it if floating intentionally or otherwise. What would the best line have been here? and do you think a fold was unwise at 4.5/1?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      Flop: You should bet 28-30 cents. The board is really draw heavy and we should bet larger because there is more value to be had from many worse hands, and also because our betting range on such a wet flop is usually going to be stronger. When your range is stronger in a particular spot, you should bet larger.

      Turn: Bet large again, maybe 80% pot.

      River: Not a great card and I don't think we can bet for value. So check, and then we have to decide whether to call or fold. I think it's a very easy call when both flush draws missed and when he bets 1/4 pot only. Even vs a half pot bet I'm inclined to call.

      Thanks.