[NL2-NL10] 88 on BB NL25 SSS

    • deving42
      Joined: 16.06.2008 Posts: 71
      Hey, I was just wondering how my play post-flop is. I think I should have raised pre-flop according to the SHC and the fact that they just did a min-raise, but I was getting tired and just about to stop playing. Just curious if making the bet is worth it in the long run. I'm still working on the mathematical portion of the game.
      I figured that I wouldn't make a donkbet since I just called the hand.
      Let me know what you think.


      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      8 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      UTG stocky60 ($5.96)
      UTG 1 ChrisFarlowe ($43.48)
      MP1 meyjesa ($17.34)
      MP2 GoFishyJoe ($32.39)
      CO ianni03 ($5.79)
      BTN Antidze ($24.25)
      SB DeuceHigh21 ($4.90)
      BB Hero ($6.00)

      Pre-flop: ($0.35, 8 players) Hero is BB 8:diamond: 8:club:
      stocky60 raises to $0.50, ChrisFarlowe calls $0.50, 2 folds, ianni03 calls $0.50, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.25

      Flop: 8:heart: 4:heart: K:heart: ($2.10, 4 players)
      Hero checks, stocky60 checks, ChrisFarlowe bets $2, 1 fold, Hero calls $2, stocky60 calls $2

      Turn: 7:spade: ($8.10, 3 players)
      Hero checks, stocky60 checks, ChrisFarlowe bets $3.50, Hero goes all-in $3.50, stocky60 goes all-in $3.46

      River: T:club: ($18.56, 3 players)

      Final Pot: $18.56
  • 4 replies
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hi deving42,

      As my personal view about 88/77/KQ on the blinds, you can either call here or raise. calling gives you 7.4:1 for setvalue.

      If you decide to raise you would raise it to $1.75 and I think that's decent enough to get heads-up.

      Postflop you get your trips on a Mono board thus I would always reraise or push it all-in as soon as possible to protect your hand against A:hK for instance. If he has the flush, you have an estimate 25% of getting a fullhouse. mostly on micro's they will ignore the monoboard and call you with like K:dJ and pay you out.

      So I would do the following:
      Preflop: Call
      Flop: Check/Raise or lead out potsized.
      Check/raise to 3-3.5x his bet so you can go all-in ASAP.
      Turn: You dont want to see a so if you are still can decide on the turn and you see a 4th , abort mission.

      I hope it makes sense
    • Agiz19
      Joined: 19.03.2007 Posts: 1,125
      I think you should reraise allin on flop and dont slowplay sets on boards like that-just an advice. I lost quite a few sets in this kind of situation when slowplayed.
    • deving42
      Joined: 16.06.2008 Posts: 71
      thanks for the replies.
      Now that i look back at it when I'm a little more awake I definitely should have raised.

    • IngolPoker
      Joined: 05.09.2006 Posts: 10,482
      push pre is standard, but call is not terrible...

      on the flop i would definitely donk to avoid giving freecards to flushdraws
      as played you HAVE to checkraise