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[NL2-NL10] 2 pair

    • Edukator99
      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 240
      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4:

      BTN: 174 BB (VPIP: 11.11, PFR: 5.56, 3Bet Preflop: 2.33, Hands: 146)
      Hero (SB): 102.5 BB
      BB: 108 BB (VPIP: 16.83, PFR: 11.88, 3Bet Preflop: 8.33, Hands: 102)
      UTG: 208 BB (VPIP: 4.66, PFR: 2.77, 3Bet Preflop: 2.07, Hands: 694)
      UTG+1: 159.5 BB (VPIP: 28.57, PFR: 7.14, 3Bet Preflop: 9.09, Hands: 28)
      UTG+2: 101 BB (VPIP: 3.57, PFR: 1.82, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 56)
      MP: 92.5 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 11)
      MP+1: 106 BB (VPIP: 11.43, PFR: 7.50, 3Bet Preflop: 1.15, Hands: 281)
      CO: 80 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 24)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 9s Kh

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 2 BB, BB calls 1 BB

      Flop: (4 BB, 2 players) Kc 8d 9h
      Hero checks, BB bets 3 BB, Hero calls 3 BB

      Turn: (10 BB, 2 players) Jd
      Hero checks, BB bets 9 BB, Hero calls 9 BB

      River: (28 BB, 2 players) 2c
      Hero checks, BB bets 26 BB, Hero calls 26 BB

      I raised in the SB hoping to steal really. When he called i couldn't have been happier with the flop.

      I figured I was way ahead so I checked hoping he would bet, or to allow him to hit something on the turn. When he bet I called as I thought he either thought I was giving up or he had a pair.

      First question: Is it a good idea to check raise the flop there? I don't really understand the point of check raising as it seems to induce folds most of the time.

      The Jack on the turn was a bad card for me as suddenly there were tons of draws possible and he might have hit a straight with Q10...he might have other draws... But he might have hit two lower pair. I checked hoping he would check, quite frankly.

      River...almost a pot sized bet. I contemplated folding as I thought he likely had a straight....but I called.

      Should I have bet the flop or the turn?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Edukator,

      What happened to the formatting?

      Preflop: why are we min raising in the SB? I'd make it 3x

      Preflop: I don't like slowplaying here for no reason at all. We have little info on the guy so we are better off valuebetting ourselves.

      I would start betting big as the board is connected and bet 3 streets. As played we should ck/raise the flop versus his bet or even the turn.