[NL2-NL10] Protecting my PP

    • yaxkukmian
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      MP 19 hands 58/5 (limps 64s from MP)/ 3b 20

      IPoker, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $11.22 (112.2 bb)
      UTG: $10 (100 bb)
      MP: $11.88 (118.8 bb)
      Hero (CO): $20.18 (201.8 bb)
      BTN: $6.35 (63.5 bb)
      SB: $14.92 (149.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 6 6
      UTG folds, MP calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, 3 folds, MP calls $0.30

      Flop: ($0.95) 2 J J (2 players)
      MP bets $0.66, Hero calls $0.66

      Turn: ($2.27) Q (2 players)
      MP bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10

      River: ($2.47) 4 (2 players)
      MP bets $1.23, Hero calls $1.23

      $4.93 pot ($0.32 rake)
      Final Board: 2 J J Q 4
      MP showed 2 A and lost (-$2.39 net)
      Hero mucked 6 6 and won $4.61 ($2.22 net)

      My plan on the flop is to call flop and T vs his donks and decide on the R what to do.

      T donk is whether an invitation to reraise me or to just fold. I should probably r to $1,50 so I give myself free showdown. While playing I was thinking this kind of players like to donk/reraise and then I would have to fold my hand vs his random.

      R seems vbet but having in mind he limps super wide range I think we beat most of his bluffs. Is this example of an overplayed hand?
  • 4 replies
    • Dawidas888
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Hi yaxkukmian

      Calling flop and turn seems fine (would help to know his AG% or AF though). However, on the river the flush completes and he bets 1/2 pot. I think river is a fold given that we beat only pure bluffs and the guy seems somewhat passive (at least preflop).

      Regarding the turn raise, I think that's not such a bad idea to get value from his draws and overcards that don't want to fold. If he 3bets you it's an easy fold as I doubt he would ever bluff there. However, same argument as before, this guy seems somewhat passive and there shouldn't be so many random bluffs that he donks.

      Best of luck!
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Preflop is fine.

      I don't mind calling the flop here.

      As played, calling the turn minbet is good. I don't like the idea of raising.

      On the river, once he bets 1/2 pot, I would fold here. Don't think he is going to bet worse hands here enough given the way the hand was played.

    • yaxkukmian
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      Does seeing him limping 64s from MP in previous hands change anything? I'm just tagging him as fish and tend to call them lighter. He has either Jx here or air. I'm not putting him on FD despite his T 1bb donk. Problem I have with this hand is that he probably doesn't bluff with A high but more likely with some medium high cards...so in most cases we will have to fold R whatever comes.

      I was calling this guy because I've seen him playing with 64s and calling down with hit 6 pair. Calling and betting is not the same but that was my argument for calling down.

      Tnx you both.
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      The fact that he limp/called with 64s, shouldn't really affect our decision so much.

      This doesn't necessarily mean that he is going to bluff here with a wide range so I wouldn't really call here without info.