[NL2-NL10] low pair - bad play afterflop?

    • par2005
      Joined: 06.12.2008 Posts: 26
      0.05/0.10 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8:spade: , 8:heart:
      3 folds, MP3 calls $0.10, CO calls $0.10, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, MP3 calls $0.40, CO folds.

      Flop: ($1.15) 4:club: , J:club: , J:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, MP3 calls $0.60.

      Turn: ($2.35) K:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks.

      River: ($2.35) 5:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $1.80, Hero raises to $0.90 (All-In).

      Final Pot: $5.05

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP3 shows [ Th, Kc ] two pairs, Kings and Jacks
      Hero shows [ 8s, 8h ] two pairs, Jacks and Eights
      MP3 wins $0.90 USD with two pairs, Kings and Jacks.
      MP3 wins $3.95 USD with two pairs, Kings and Jacks.
  • 1 reply
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hello Par2005,

      I would suggest you stick to the 4bb+1bb p/limper so you have to raise it up to $0.6 preflop.

      As played , I think your c-bet is too low postflop, I prefer the standard push because you have to bet $0.75 as a c-bet while your remaining stack is $1.5
      Also, the paired board is a Jack so it is highly unlikely that he has a Jack, so pushing here gives you the most bang for your bucks :)

      Turn + River should be check/folded accordingly

      Please remove the results in your future sample hands, thank you :)

      Best regards,