[NL2-NL10] NL2 88 flop a set and faces an overbet

    • rowzee
      Joined: 24.08.2008 Posts: 151
      The villain was very loose and agressive.

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      saw flop | [color:#C00000]saw showdown[/color]

      Button [color:#C00000]Hero ($2.03)[/color]
      SB SB ($1.50)
      BB BB ($1.87)
      UTG ($0.34)
      UTG+1 [color:#C00000]UTG+1 ($2.01)[/color]
      MP MP ($1.96)
      MP ($5.00)
      MP ($0.94)
      CO-1 ($4.35)
      CO ($0.97)

      Preflop: Hero is on the Button with 8 :club: 8 :spade:
      1 fold, UTG+1 calls 0.02, MP calls 0.02, 4 folds, Hero calls 0.02, SB calls 0.01, BB checks.

      Flop (0.10) 8 :diamond: 9 :club: 5 :diamond:
      SB checks, BB checks, UTG+1 bets 0.24, MP calls 0.24, Hero moves all-in for 2.01, 2 folds, UTG+1 moves all-in for 1.75, 1 fold.

      Turn (4.34) 4 :heart:

      River (4.34) Q :spade:

      UTG+1 shows 7 :heart: 6 :heart:

      UTG+1wins 4.34 with a Straight, Nine high
  • 5 replies
    • caltabiano
      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992
      There are many hands that you can beat that might call you here, such as 2 pair, pair + gutshot, pair + flush draw. On a limped pot everything is possible. He could have 98, 87, 65, 55, 66, 77, 99.

      If he's got 99, so be it, bad luck. And if he's got the straight, you're not the favourite, but you still got about 30% of chance to hit your full house by the river.

      So I think you might shove it. But your shove is over 2 x the pot and that might scare some worse hands though.
      I think I would raise to something like $0,90 or $1,00 cause you might have made MP stay in the pot as well. And then probably shove on the turn. I might just check behind or call a bet if the turn came a 6 or 7 though.

      This is a pretty interesting hand. I'd like to hear the more experienced players opinions, since I'm still beginning myself =)
    • alejandrosh
      Joined: 02.07.2008 Posts: 4,346
      what about raising preflop with 88 in position + it will make it easier to get it in if you manage to hit a set.

      on flop go broke is the way to go imo.
    • rowzee
      Joined: 24.08.2008 Posts: 151
      I decided to shove because a normal raise would commit 50% of my stack and I would have to get all in on almost every turn. That call from MP1 was weird as well. Also, I didn't raise preflop because I just started playing NL cash BSS yesterday, so I'm sticking to the SHC, although I have heard that middle pairs are usually raising hands from MP first in, not sure about limpers though.
    • bordzter
      Joined: 03.08.2008 Posts: 143
      looking at the hand am wondering why you limped with your pocket pair at the button.

      since i am a die hard sss, i would raise it to give me an idea what hand ranges my opponent has.

      probably raise it to 0,40 then shove at the flop if i make my set.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Once he overbet the flop, he´d like call your shove.
      So I don´t mind your shove at all.