[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR 99 OoP on scary board

    • Dawidas888
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Known Players:
      UTG3: $4.59 - 230 bb
      MP1: $1.63 - 82 bb
      MP2: $2.61 - 131 bb
      MP3: $1.96 - 98 bb
      CO: $5.00 - 250 bb
      BU: $2.74 - 137 bb
      SB: $0.63 - 32 bb
      BB: $1.96 - 98 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 UTG3 with 9:spade: , 9:diamond:
      SB posts small blind ($0.01), BB posts big blind ($0.02), Hero raises for $0.08, 2 folds, MP3 calls, CO folds, BU calls, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.27 - 13.50 bb) A:spade: , J:heart: , J:spade: (3 Players)
      Hero checks, 2 checks

      Turn: ($0.27 - 13.50 bb) 6:club: (3 Players)
      Hero bets $0.18, MP3 folds, BU calls

      River: ($0.63 - 31.50 bb) A:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.40, Hero folds, BU gets uncalled back ($0.40)


      MP3 was a reasonably good player, tryng to be a TAG.
      BU was an unknown.

      Preflop: my standard OR.

      Flop: with 99 I would essentially be bluffing here. All the draws have tons of equity against me and lower PP have very low equity so there is no need to protect. Also, I don't think a lower PP would stab this pot as a bluff. It is also more likely that one of the villains has an ace.
      For these reasons I opted to check/fold and not cbet.

      Turn: since both of the players showed weakness I decided to take a stab and maybe even get some value from lower PPs or FD/SD.

      River: an ace is a very bad card as my hand is now completely worthless and K high FD wins. I don't think I can fold a Kx or even a Qx here so I just c/fold.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey Dawidas888,

      Preflop open is good.

      c/f flop is fine here imo.

      I think turn bet is fine. I like the sizing. You can get called by worse - you can also fold out your opponent's equity share with whichever overcards they might be holding.

      River card counterfeits your pair. As you mention even hands like KT gutshost now beat you, so c/f is river is fine.