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[NL2-NL10] Preflop Question

    • JakeAlmighty
      JakeAlmighty
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.11.2008 Posts: 6
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      UTG:
      $20.46
      Hero:
      $4.65
      CO:
      $12.28

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.65 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with J:club: , 9:club:
      UTG raises to $0.40, UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0.40, Hero calls $0.40, 2 folds, CO calls $0.40, 3 folds.

      Flop: ($1.75) J:heart: , 3:heart: , J:diamond: (4 players)
      UTG bets $0.80, UTG2 raises to $1.00 (All-In), Hero calls $1.00, CO calls $1.00, UTG calls $0.20.

      Turn: ($5.75) K:heart: (3 players)
      UTG bets $3.00, Hero raises to $3.25 (All-In), CO calls $3.25, UTG calls $0.25.

      River: ($15.50) 9:spade: (4 players)
      UTG bets $5.00, CO calls $5.00.

      Final Pot: $25.50

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a full-house, jacks full of nines (Jc 9c)
      UTG shows a flush, ace high (Ah Qh)
      CO shows a flush, king high (Th 6h)
      UTG2 shows two pairs, kings and jacks (Ks Ad)

      Hero wins with a full-house, jacks full of nines (Jc 9c)

      OK; my question here is should I have been in this hand at all? Obviously I got lucky but would it have been more correct to fold preflop to the raise?
      Thank you everybody who's been replying to my posted hands :) It helps improvement a lot.
  • 3 replies
    • Jaime001254
      Jaime001254
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.07.2008 Posts: 366
      sss, J9s, Mp1... just fold...
      actually, NEVER PLAY J9s in sss (i may play it with 6+limpers or something lol)

      id push on the flop, to avoid THAT :heart: in the turn coming.

      dont post results please
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Yup, just fold hands like J9, actually all the hands that aren't in SHC.

      Besides, there's no calling with SSS. ;)
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hello JakeAlmighty,

      OK; my question here is should I have been in this hand at all? Obviously I got lucky but would it have been more correct to fold preflop to the raise?
      Is J9s on the Starting Hands Chart? No! therefore Fold Fold Fold this one! As a shortstack player, you only play around 8% of all your hands, the rest is fold fold fold!.

      [Edit] Even more sinful, you play with a 50bb stack, you should either play Shortstack (20bb stack) or Bigstack (100bb) no inbetween ;)

      As played postflop, go All-in To protect your hand against any !

      I urge you to read the articles again like http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/no-limit/822/3/#h1_3


      Best regards,
      Gerv