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[NL2-NL10] button steal hit trips

    • Superbrain
      Superbrain
      Basic
      Joined: 29.06.2013 Posts: 167
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1:
      $1.96
      UTG2:
      $4.19
      MP1:
      $1.07
      MP2:
      $5.03
      MP3:
      $1.01
      CO:
      $0.80
      BU (Hero):
      $0.76
      SB:
      $2.35
      BB:
      $2.92


      Preflop: Hero is BU with 2, J.
      6 folds, Hero raises to $0.05, SB calls $0.04, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.12) 2, 2, 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.06, SB calls $0.06.

      Turn: ($0.24) 9 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.20, SB calls $0.10.

      River: ($0.64) 4 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $0.64.
      Results follow:

      SB shows a pair of twos(T J).
      Hero shows three of a kind, twos(2 J).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, twos(2 J).


      SB floated flop and donk turn as a semi bluff. I made a min raise cos I don't want him to fold, but I thought I wasn't raising enough here. I thought 3-4 times his donk bet would be much more appropriate?

      river completes backdoor flushes and I was too scared to bet again. Better line here?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Superbrain,

      Stealing preflop is fine if villains are nits/tight players.

      Aside from that I think your min raise and subsequent check on the river are a sure way to lose value.

      Raise bigger on the turn and definitely bet the river for pure value.