[NL20-NL50] 66 on 999 NL25

    • caltabiano
      caltabiano
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992
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      Hero:
      $33,58
      MP2:
      $25,35

      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 MP1 with 6:spade: , 6:club:
      2 folds, Hero calls $0,25, MP2 raises to $1,25, 5 folds, Hero calls $1,00.

      Flop: ($2,85) 9:spade: , 9:club: , 9:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $1,50, Hero calls $1,50.

      Turn: ($5,85) Q:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $2,75, Hero calls $2,75.

      River: ($11,35) K:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 checks.

      Final Pot: $11,35

      I absolutely hate my lines here. I gotta get aggressive on this flop with my PP right?

      What's the best way to play such a hand?
  • 3 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I think your line is quite good: c/c flop and turn and then evaluate on the river.
    • caltabiano
      caltabiano
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992
      Would you still call a river bet though? Up to how much?
    • Ka0s
      Ka0s
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.11.2008 Posts: 722
      I would fold on the river unless his bet is really small? 66 is no good imo.


      I absolutely hate my lines here. I gotta get aggressive on this flop with my PP right?
      It would be better to be aggressive if you were the preflop aggressor I think. If I would be your opponent and somebody limp calls and gets aggresive on this flop, I know he has some low to medium pocket pair. My reaction: fold or shove/raise high pairs and overcards if I think my opponent is capable of folding a pp. With high cards I'd only need 20-25% fold equity.
      Basically, he will almost always fold his worse hands and continue with hands that beat you.

      This is always a crappy spot to be in. You can't really bet. You can call, but not raise. So you're either gonna be behind or gonna get sucked out on 25-30% of the time.
      Being oop totally sucks in this hand!
      I like to fold on the turn (or even on the flop) and just wait for better spots to win moniez.