[NL2-NL10] NL10 88 makes an overpair

    • radyan111
      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 1,151
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      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8:heart: , 8:spade:
      4 folds, CO raises to $0,40, 2 folds, Hero calls $0,30.

      Flop: ($0,85) 2:diamond: , 5:diamond: , 5:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0,60, Hero calls $0,60.

      Turn: ($2,05) 4:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $1,46, Hero calls $1,46.

      River: ($4,97) 6:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks.

      Final Pot: $4,97

      Did I play it too passively? Is raising on this flop a good option?
  • 4 replies
    • caltabiano
      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992
      It's ok to play it like that, but you're gonna have to fold very often when an overcard shows up.

      When I'm with a small overpair against pre-flop aggressor, I usually see it as playing with a strong hand such as TP/TK on a drawy board. I have to protect. It's very likely that the pre-flop agressor has at least 6outs againt your pocket 8's.

      I like the line c/r on the flop. If called, I probably fire again on the turn, depending on the card that shows up.

      But, he'll fold most of the times on such a flop, unless he has an overpair. But if he does have an overpair, you'll easily find out ;)
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Flop: Ye, I would also check/raise here. (to a 3bet I fold)
      Turn: Revalue if he called, I would play check/fold from now on.
    • TheBrood
      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,383
      I like your line since hes aggressive and he might be stealing lightly. If he has OP you keep pot small and can prob fold river after 3 barrels, or call small river bet.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I would take the same line.