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How to play 44 w/o limpers

    • Arnalsan
      Joined: 15.03.2010 Posts: 579

      I'm reviewing one STT sng and in the early game I had this situation that I stayed confused how to proceed.
      Preflop action: I was confused how to act and prefer to open limping that was a bad choice because I put myself in front of villains in a wide range. My call in iso-raise was ok?
      Pos flop I supposed there aren't any great comments and folding was the best decision.
      In general how to play this hand without open limpers.

      Poker Stars, $0.44 Buy-in (15/30 blinds) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 7 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: 1,235 (41.2 bb)
      BB: 1,500 (50 bb)
      MP1: 1,500 (50 bb)
      MP2: 1,820 (60.7 bb)
      Hero (MP3): 1,470 (49 bb)
      CO: 4,620 (154 bb)
      BTN: 1,355 (45.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with :4c: :4d:
      2 folds, Hero calls 30, CO folds, BTN raises to 135, SB calls 120, BB folds, Hero calls 105

      Flop: (435) :9d: :8s: :5d: (3 players)
      SB bets 180, Hero folds, BTN raises to 360, SB calls 180

      Turn: (1,155) :Td: (2 players)
      SB bets 740 and is all-in, BTN calls 740

      River: (2,635) :Ad: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      2,635 pot
      Final Board: :9d: :8s: :5d: :Td: :Ad:
      SB showed :7d: :Jc: and won 2,635 (1,400 net)
      BTN showed :Ah: :Js: and lost (-1,235 net)
  • 3 replies
    • LacsapR
      Joined: 14.07.2011 Posts: 225
      for me this is a clear open raise pre / fold vs 3bet (or call if you get good odds for set mining) wih these stacks, as played postflop easy fold
    • SDK1987
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 38,900
      Pre-flop is indeed an open to like 75-90. This way you are the aggressor in the hand.
      Now you can’t do much else how you played it without hitting a set.

    • Aidanis
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 1
      I think pre-flop is best what you can do is just raise and after flop easy fold. I dont think about any options.