[NL2-NL10] NL 25 J8s freeplay

    • shefass
      Joined: 05.04.2008 Posts: 152
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      0.1/0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.65 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J:diamond: , 8:diamond:
      2 folds, MP2 calls $0.25, 3 folds, SB calls $0.15, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.75) J:club: , 6:diamond: , Q:diamond: (3 players)
      SB bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50, MP2 folds.

      Turn: ($1.75) T:spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $1.00, Hero calls $1.00.

      River: ($3.75) 9:club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.00, SB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $3.75

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a straight, queen high (Jd 8d)

      Hero wins with a straight, queen high (Jd 8d)

      call flop good? bet river good? (his check for me was siurprize)If he betted river, call?
  • 2 replies
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hello Shefass,

      I can count (9-1) Flushdraw outs and 4 outs for 2 pair+. Now that makes 12 outs and according to This article you can play them as though your hand is a made hand.

      So this is what I recommend next time:
      PostFlop: Reraise Villain to $1.5 (3x his bet) and when he ReRaises you, go All-in

      Turn T : Gives you an additional 4 outs for a Gutshot, so keep on betting, preferably around 2/3 of the pot, again if being reraised, you get too good odds to fold so go All-in accordingly

      River: Valuebetting with TopPairNoKicker doesn't make sense so if you missed or did not go all-in on the previous streets, save your money if you are unimproved to 2 pair+++

      To answer your questions:
      I do not like the call on the Flop here since you have gazillion outs so you should start building the Pot as soon as possible

      You bet 1/3 on the River which is not really high so I tend to bet at least 1/2 potsized with a made hand to get extra value. If he has something, he will probably pay you off ;)

      If he betted, go for a smooth call because you have the lower straight

      Hope this makes sense,
    • shefass
      Joined: 05.04.2008 Posts: 152
      thx, I read that article, it will help a lot in future