[NL20-NL50] Calling second pair without a plan

    • yaxkukmian
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      180 hands 24/22/ rfi EP 22/ 78 cbet/ 75 cbet T/ 80 fold to 3b

      IPoker, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $19.74 (98.7 bb)
      UTG: $20 (100 bb)
      MP: $20 (100 bb)
      CO: $34.86 (174.3 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $21.45 (107.2 bb)
      SB: $21 (105 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 7 7
      UTG raises to $0.60, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.60, 2 folds

      Flop: ($1.50) 8 6 5 (2 players)
      UTG bets $1, Hero calls $1

      Turn: ($3.50) K (2 players)
      UTG bets $2, Hero calls $2

      River: ($7.50) 9 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $5.60, UTG calls $5.60

      $18.70 pot ($0.93 rake)
      Final Board: 8 6 5 K 9
      UTG showed A 8 and lost (-$9.20 net)
      Hero mucked 7 7 and won $17.77 ($8.57 net)

      Flop call is normal. With raising we isolate ourselves against better PP.

      T is quite bad. I called hoping to see a c on the R. If he goes for 3-barrell on blank R we have to fold it probably.

      He gave us nice price all the way so I don't hate calling down.

      What if blank R came and he c? Do we just c behind hoping to see random overcards/ SD or we bet? I would just c here.
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      I would likely raise flop. Ofcourse calling flop, calling turn is always fine, but I think you´re likely get fold better hands and you have 40% equity against overpairs+ are ahead against flushdraws.

      K is good barreling card, so I would also call (if not raise as semibluff). Being ip you also get paid if you should hit your draw and maybe can bluff on hearts.

      best regards,