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NL 2-7 Single Draw

    • VorpalF2F
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 11,794
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      PokerStars No Limit Single Draw $0.10/$0.25 - 6 players

      CO: $25.00
      Button: $9.85
      SB: $44.89
      BB: $43.19
      UTG: $28.36 (Hero)
      UTG+1: $41.62

      Dealing Hands: ($0.35) :4s: :3s: :9d: :6c: :6d: (6 players)
      Hero raises to $0.75, 2 folds, SB raises to $5, BB folds, Hero calls $4.25

      First Draw: ($10.25) (3 players)
      SB discards 1, Hero discards 1,
      :4s: :3s: :9d: :6c: || :7c:
      SB checks, Hero checks

      SB showed :4h: :3c: :7h: :Qs: :2s: , Lo: Q,7,4,3,2
      Hero showed :4s: :3s: :9d: :6c: :7c: , Lo: 9,7,6,4,3
      Hero won $9.79
      (Rake: $0.46)

      Villain in this hand is playing around 50/30 vpip/pfr, and is 3Betting about 18%
      Is my pre-draw call reasonable?

      Also -- although I have a reasonable hand, villain tends to XR post-draw, and usually in large amounts, so I think checking back is reasonable.

      What do you think?
  • 5 replies
    • la55i
      Joined: 27.01.2013 Posts: 8,740
      I think that I would love to be able to say something about this :D
      I have played just a couple of hands of 2-7 single draw and raising always has worked for me. Maybe you should try too :)
    • Anykey444
      Joined: 05.02.2011 Posts: 489
      Hi Vorpal, GL in games and life.

      I practically never play 27 but still want to write few remarks as I am a graphomaniac )

      1. Nice fresh 27 article
      2. Size of the 3bet is very important, not only %, so I would probably call reasonable 18% 3bet but not this 6-7 raise.
      3. Does he frequently XR as 3bettor? He should be afraid of Check-Back in this cases and bet by himself a lot. If not you should bet for value and awaiting call from at least T low.

      Overall as always play the player and his and your ranges, not just one hand.
    • YohanN7
      Joined: 15.06.2009 Posts: 4,711
      Originally posted by VorpalF2F
      What do you think?
      I was thinking Vorpal has finally gone to the dogs. Bats in the bell tower:D But then I realized it wasn't 2-7 triple draw:f_biggrin:
    • VorpalF2F
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 11,794
      Good morning all,
      from the linked article's summary
      Some of your playing decisions come down to simple mathematical exercises and this low hanging fruit should be grasped. However, No-limit Single Draw can often turn into a battle of psychological warfare. So you must enter these conflicts heavily armed with a working knowledge of what range of hands your opponent is likely to hold. This is vital in this game as it is in any form of poker.
      I think that in this case I was fairly nearly unarmed -- I'm 100 hands in to my 2-7 NL cash career at this point.
      However, also from the article, I can see that in terms of #of combos that beat me I'm a huge favourite.

      I think that the next step it to figure out how to calculate pot odds -- in other words, how may combos do I beat assuming he is drawing to a ten-low or better and makes it.

      I went to the dogs ages ago <sigh> but I'm back, and on my way to the cats.

    • Necromadx
      Joined: 24.01.2013 Posts: 564
      I would have just folded pre. We are UTG and sizing is huge. So we will have much better hands to call or 4 bet here.

      Post draw I would definetely bet - you both drew one and you caught one of the best cards, so I would bet around 70% pot to a full pot if he is a calling station. If you dont bet, whats the point of calling pre, since you are most likely behind his draws and behind if he is pat.