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[NL2-NL10] NL50 88 not raised preflop.

    • DaPhunk
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Party Poker, $0.25/$0.50 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 9 Players - Hand History Converter

      UTG+1: $34.10
      UTG+2: $19.05
      MP1: $51.12
      MP2: $98.24
      CO: $9.25
      BTN: $53.13
      SB: $32.79
      Hero (BB): $8.25
      UTG: $111.40

      Pre-Flop: 8:spade: 8:club: dealt to Hero (BB)
      2 folds, UTG+2 checks, MP1 calls $0.50, 3 folds, SB calls $0.25, Hero checks

      Flop: ($1.50) 9:club: A:heart: A:spade: (4 Players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, UTG+2 folds, MP1 bets $0.50, SB folds, Hero calls $0.50

      Turn: ($2.50) 3:club: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, MP1 bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50

      River: ($3.50) 2:diamond: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, MP1 checks

      Results: $3.50 Pot
      MP1 mucked 5:heart: 5:spade: (two pairs, Aces and Fives) and LOST (-$1.50 NET)
      Hero showed 8:spade: 8:club: (two pairs, Aces and Eights) and WON $4.04 (+$2.54 NET)

      I decided to not raise pre and then postflop I didn't want to walk into a trap. Do you think i played it too passive?
  • 4 replies
    • davidangel
      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 456
      Was there anything in particular that would make you play passive? CO put dead money in the pool and SB limp behind is a really weak play. Take advantage when you can.
      I would consider an open shove here, gobble up the dead money and establish your aggresive table image.
    • Fongie
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 4,978
      Originally posted by davidangel
      I would consider an open shove here, gobble up the dead money and establish your aggresive table image.
      +1 this is how I play it :)

      Also, fish like that who play even smaller pockets aggresively on a bad flop will still call you before the flop and leave you a big favourite. No need to see an ugly flop that makes everything much harder :)
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      With a 16BB stack, I would push it here as well unless you got a particular note on someone.

      Also if you have passive-tight stats of someone, I tend to check it here for setvalue but Pushing here is better if you dont play with Stats.
    • IngolPoker
      Joined: 05.09.2006 Posts: 10,484
      push preflop

      shortstacks always complain about not having a hand; now you have one in a nice spot and you dont want to play it? ^^