[NL2-NL10] [TJs] Min raise by EP, multiway pot

    • Superbrain
      Joined: 29.06.2013 Posts: 167
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      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with T, J.
      UTG1 calls $0.02, UTG2 raises to $0.04, 3 folds, CO calls $0.04, Hero calls $0.04, SB folds, BB calls $0.02, UTG1 calls $0.02.

      Flop: ($0.21) 7, 3, 9 (5 players)
      BB checks, UTG1 bets $0.06, UTG2 calls $0.06, CO folds, Hero calls $0.06, BB folds.

      Turn: ($0.39) T (3 players)
      UTG1 bets $0.12, UTG2 calls $0.12, Hero raises to $0.64, UTG1 calls $0.52, UTG2 folds.

      River: ($1.79) 7 (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50.

      Final Pot: $2.79.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, tens and sevens(T J).
      UTG1 shows two pairs, nines and sevens(9 J).

      Hero wins with two pairs, tens and sevens(T J).

      I was new to this table so no particular read, I assume others are rational players.


      Preflop: suited connector looked pretty and one cold calling donkey in already, I would have borrowed if I have to in order to join the party, with a view to encourage callers to build the pot.

      Flop: I knew flush draw could be there, but I was happy to call at this price and prayed for gutshot, I also planned to raise big if no heart fell on Turn.

      Turn: No heart. EP bet less than 1/3 pot, I hit top pair and raised big (raised pot actually) as planned in an effort to collect. I was surprised when EP called.

      River: EP donked, again less than 1/3 pot. I did not really think much about the call since I beat all pairs on flop.

      Your perspective?
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Preflop is fine.

      We have two overcards, gutshot and backdoor flush draw, so I think calling flop is quite reasonable here for this price.

      As played, raising turn is acceptable as I would expect to take thin value from hands such as 9x/draws and I would usually plan to check back river.

      I think calling river is fine as well.

      Nice hand sir.