[NL2-NL10] NL10; Checks... lots of 'em

    • zumda
      zumda
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      Joined: 04.12.2008 Posts: 20
      (I don't know if I should post that here or into the strategy forum, so move it as needed)

      Here a sample hand:


      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 5, J
      UTG+2 folds, MP1 calls $0.10, 2 folds, CO calls $0.10, BU folds, SB calls $0.05, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.40) Q, A, 9 (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP1 checks, CO checks.

      Turn: ($0.40) 6 (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP1 checks, CO checks.

      River: ($0.40) 8 (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP1 checks, CO checks.

      Final Pot: $0.40

      How would you play such a hand? Try to bluff at some time? Or just keep hitting check since there isn't a lot in the pot anyways?
  • 4 replies
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Just c/f all the way if you don't want to lose money in the long term.

      For freeplay situations just stick to the article about freeplay situations(that's for draws). Or if you hit TPTK or better on the flop, then you bet potsize on the flop, 2/3 of the pot on the turn and push river or you push at any time if you get reraised.

      This is more or less all you need to know about freeplays.
    • Nunki
      Nunki
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      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 865
      Originally posted by zumda

      Or just keep hitting check since there isn't a lot in the pot anyways?

      Exactly.

      Three opponents don't help matters either.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hello Zumda,

      In this case you got only J-high and even with A-high (=Not Hit) I just check the box with ''fold to any bet'' no need to lose money here :)

      Gerv
    • zumda
      zumda
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      Joined: 04.12.2008 Posts: 20
      In that case I will just hit that box in the future and concentrate on the other table... ;)

      Thanks for the advise!