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[NL2-NL10] two pairs vs two pairs

    • Laegooose
      Joined: 01.09.2008 Posts: 5,496
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      0,02/0,04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:spade: , 2:diamond:
      5 folds, CO checks, BU folds, SB calls $0,02, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0,08) Q:heart: , 6:heart: , A:diamond: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, CO bets $0,04, SB folds, Hero calls $0,04.

      Turn: ($0,16) 2:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0,04, Hero raises to $0,16, CO calls $0,12.

      River: ($0,48) 8:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,50, CO raises to $1,00, Hero calls $0,50.

      Final Pot: $2,48

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and deuces (As 2d)
      CO shows two pairs, aces and eights (8s Ah)

      CO wins with two pairs, aces and eights (8s Ah)

      I lose big pots with two pairs vs higher two pairs/straits very often :(
      Are there any articles on playing two pairs?
  • 2 replies
    • srohack
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 1,908
      instead of calling i would lead on the flop with a 0.06$ bet
      i would bet again on the turn and probably bet fold the river if he shoves
      as played i would do a blockbet on the river ( 1/2 pot ) and fold to a raise since the flush is completed now
    • TheBrood
      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,383
      Just like srohack said

      I would lead flop and fold to a raise.
      Bet turn strong near pot size with 2 pair. We dont want him to get a cheap flush.
      Block bet river 1/4-1/2 since we could easily be beat here with higher 2pair, set or better.