[NL2-NL10] NL20 Pocket8

    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Known players:
      SB:
      $22,22
      BB:
      $30,10
      UTG+1:
      $4,00
      UTG+2:
      $17,90
      MP1:
      $7,32
      MP2:
      $19,70
      MP3:
      $12,98
      CO:
      $11,96
      Hero:
      $4,10

      0,1/0,2 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 8:club: , 8:spade:
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 calls $0,20, MP1 raises to $0,40, 3 folds, Hero raises to $1,20, 3 folds, MP1 calls $0,80.

      Flop: ($2,90) J:spade: , K:diamond: , 6:club: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($2,90) 7:club: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $2,90 (All-In), MP1 folds.

      Final Pot: $5,80

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of eights (8c 8s)

      Hero wins with a pair of eights (8c 8s)


      After 2 checks of the French Villain, I decided to push because I think 2 checks and espcially after a check-behind of me, is extremely weak and he is basically signalling '''I don't got anything, please rob me!''.
      Therefore I went all-in.

      I do not really like to auto-push here on the flop with 2 overcards so I tend to play it differently with checking-behind and see what the turncard brings + he does.
  • 7 replies
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      should you have just called pre-flop?
      but then I guess if you did the hand would of been played out differently, he might of bet on the flop/turn.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      I might consider calling if I am on the SB/BB and see what the flop gives.

      As I am in position, I rather want to be the Aggressor ;)
    • jmackenzie
      jmackenzie
      Silver
      Joined: 04.06.2008 Posts: 1,241
      I would bet half the pot on the flop as the boards not too drawy if he has anything that would beat you hed call/ re-raise.

      Edit: I think im off my rocker today didnt see your stack size earlier ignore this post.
    • 098799
      098799
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      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      If you decided to raise preflop (which be any means isn't wrong) than you have to come over the top on the flop as well. I see easy continuation bet here, why haven't you play one? (of course it'd be a push)
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by 098799
      If you decided to raise preflop (which be any means isn't wrong) than you have to come over the top on the flop as well. I see easy continuation bet here, why haven't you play one? (of course it'd be a push)
      2 Overcards makes the % higher he has hit something? or am I wrong here that my pocket Eights is a trashhand right now and that I should check/fold ?

      I needed that extra information but I also realize that I only wipe away the Jx hands..
    • Horin
      Horin
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      Joined: 06.06.2008 Posts: 137
      Originally posted by Gerv


      I needed that extra information but I also realize that I only wipe away the Jx hands..
      As well as Ax and small pairs rigth?
    • 098799
      098799
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      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Aren't we suppose to continuation bet even our trash hands, Gerv...?