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[NL2-NL10] NL25 JTo, freeplay

    • jenoc
      jenoc
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      Joined: 06.04.2008 Posts: 510
      OH NO... n00b is on NL25.. :)
      Today played my first NL25 session and went pretty well- must be beginners luck :)


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $4.90
      UTG1:
      $33.05

      0.1/0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J:club: , T:spade:
      UTG1 calls $0.25, 7 folds, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.60) T:club: , 5:heart: , 2:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, UTG1 raises to $32.80 (All-In), Hero folds, UTG1 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1.80

      One thing that scared me- about 20 hands earlier I saw this guy limping pocket kings from UTG, off course I understand he don't has KK every time :) but I decided for fold, what do you think?
  • 7 replies
    • forfree83
      forfree83
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      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 535
      first of all i wouldn't bet that much on such a board. it's very dry so 1/2-2/3 pot size bet would be enough.
      puting villian on a range of pockets you should be a slight favorite, but nighter would i call this push
    • stefu
      stefu
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      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 98
      Maybe it's me being sleepy (just woke up) but why did you bet on the flop? You have top pair, no kicker...
    • 2DHades
      2DHades
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      Joined: 25.01.2008 Posts: 515
      I think it`s OK to bet flop but 0.40$ and fold to his push. His UTG range should be 22-99(TT) and depending on your read JJ-AA are also in his limping range. Probably he limps hands like KQ, too. He won`t push every hand of his limping range so we are really behind of his pushing range here so we should fold.
    • jenoc
      jenoc
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      Joined: 06.04.2008 Posts: 510
      Originally posted by stefu
      Maybe it's me being sleepy (just woke up) but why did you bet on the flop? You have top pair, no kicker...
      In freeplay situations I continue with top pair J+ kicker, but I'm not sure that this is the one and only right decision, some people advise to continue with Q or even K kicker. I think this might somehow depend of number of opponents and their playing style.
    • stefu
      stefu
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      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 98
      Hm okay, maybe you're right... I just play with Q kicker or higher.
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Against UTG limper I would normally play with TPTK, however agaisnt CO/BU limper I would have gone broke.

      Considering you have a read he limps monsters from early, then you should give villain some more respect on the flop and only continue with 2-pair+ imo.

      About the flop bet size, I think potsize is alright, because you want to start building unraised pot fast.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hello Jenoc,

      If you decide to go for it, go for it! If not, don't bet then :)

      On my limits I see Villains make these plays with 2 OCs at some point but reads are more important in these situations but don't play bet/fold because you lose money with that.

      Best regards,
      Gerv