[NL2-NL10] 96o SB NL2

    • dublinmatt
      Joined: 11.02.2013 Posts: 138
      Known Players:
      UTG2: $3.50 - 175 bb
      UTG3: $2.00 - 100 bb
      MP1: $0.88 - 44 bb
      MP2: $1.54 - 77 bb
      MP3: $2.18 - 109 bb
      CO: $2.52 - 126 bb
      BU: $2.00 - 100 bb
      SB: $1.98 - 99 bb
      BB: $1.30 - 65 bb

      0.01/0.02 No Limit Hold'em (9 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.1.522.1

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 9:heart: , 6:diamond:
      Hero posts small blind ($0.01), BB posts big blind ($0.02), 3 folds, MP2 calls, 3 folds, Hero calls, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.06 - 3 bb) J:club: , 8:heart: , 7:spade: (3 Players)
      Hero checks, 2 checks

      Turn: ($0.06 - 3 bb) T:spade: (3 Players)
      Hero bets $0.04, BB folds, MP2 calls

      River: ($0.14 - 7 bb) Q:club: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $0.12, MP2 raises for $0.40, Hero calls

      Did I make the right decision calling the river? Should I have folded or shoved instead, given the limp pre-flop from MP2?
  • 2 replies
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      Fold pre. N o value in that hand, even if you have to pay only 1snt.
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694

      Preflop: As a beginner player you should be folding here IMO. More experienced players with larger skill edges vs the fishes can profitably limp here with great odds but I would suggest playing tighter preflop and not putting yourself into marginal spots unnecessarily.

      Flop: I think checking is fine - It's coordinated and you don't have much fold equity

      Turn: I'll pot here. In Limped pots you should be betting much closer to pot size in general with strong hands. Bad players (who are often the ones involved in limped pots) don't think about risk/reward ratio, they think about bet sizes and amount to call in absolute terms.

      River: I think an 80% pot bet here is reasonable. Vs the raise it's a tough one. You lose to AK/K9 and you are mostly calling to split. I think folding is reasonable when you lose to two higher straights and I doubt he ever raises worse. If the river brought a blank card like the 2, then I'll probably call cos I would only lose to Q9