[NL2-NL10] NL10 - Draw Free Hand

    • aahitman
      aahitman
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      Joined: 31.10.2008 Posts: 34
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      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 8 Players
      Hand History Converter by Stoxpoker

      Hero (BB): $2.10 (21 bb)
      UTG+1: $13.85 (138.5 bb)
      MP1: $10 (100 bb)
      MP2: $11.50 (115 bb)
      MP3: $10 (100 bb)
      CO: $9.90 (99 bb)
      BTN: $11.35 (113.5 bb)
      SB: $9.90 (99 bb)

      Pre-Flop: Hero is BB with 5:diamond: 7:diamond:
      5 folds, BTN calls $0.10, SB folds, Hero checks

      Flop: ($0.25) 6:diamond: A:spade: 8:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.20, Hero folds

      Results (listed below in white, highlight to see): $0.25 pot
      BTN mucked and won $0.25 ($0.15 net)


      Well, should I call in order to see if there is a straight? I'm playing basic SSS, with no steals, etc. But, somehow I think I should call to see...
  • 4 replies
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hi aahitman,

      I think your implieds are great so when he bets 2/3 or pot on the turn again, you can justify your call on the Flop because you get:
      $0.25+$0.2+$0.5~ : $0.2
      $0.95:$0.2
      5:1
      which is enough for an OESD alone.

      So I would call and play c/f or c/r accordingly on the Turn.
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Originally posted by Gerv
      Hi aahitman,

      I think your implieds are great so when he bets 2/3 or pot on the turn again, you can justify your call on the Flop because you get:
      $0.25+$0.2+$0.5~ : $0.2
      $0.95:$0.2
      5:1
      which is enough for an OESD alone.

      So I would call and play c/f or c/r accordingly on the Turn.
      I think fold was good here, since we cannot rely on the opponent to bet again on the turn. I've seen many opponents trying to steal the pot on the flop, but giving up if they face any action, besides a better opponent will be cautious if a scare card like 9, 5 or 4 comes on the turn... However, pot odds on the flop itself are pretty bad for us.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Folding is okay but since the flop is dry its either a steal or someone who openlimps Axs/o

      However if you find a on the Turn, I think you got more outs to enjoy from, thats why I like the call above everything else ;)
    • davidangel
      davidangel
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      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 456
      I agree with gerv, you either get implied odds when villian bets the turn or you get to see 2 cards for one price if he checks. In addition board is dry so your outs are clean and if a 4 hits you have the nuts, and if you check the villian will have no idea you made a str8. I would call.