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NL50 HU 99 vs maniac

    • DeKuip
      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 10,995
      Before you look at the hand, there are some things you should know. We had a long HU session already (as you can see by the stacksizes). He seems to be tilting since he was 3betting every hand to $7 (no matter if I openraised $1 of $1.50) or sometimes to $4 and he was calling down most of the hands.

      I posted this hand in my blog on the Dutch forum and the question is if I should 4bet with 99 or just call? And if I 4bet, how big?

      $0.25/$0.5 No Limit Holdem
      2 players
      Converted at

      Hero (BTN) ($390.90)
      BB ($182.10)

      Pre-flop: ($0.75, 2 players) Hero is BTN 9:club: 9:spade:
      Hero raises to $1.50, BB raises to $4, Hero ???
  • 6 replies
    • Ninja666mdk
      Joined: 29.09.2008 Posts: 18
      I think u should call, cuz if he is on tilt then he can 5bet u and u dont have a choise. Flop and later streets depends on your gameflow but u have position - if u 4bet and he calls if he 5bet and u call it will be more difficult to use this advantage.
    • Snodreliss
      Joined: 23.12.2007 Posts: 1,281
      Just call and hit set, and bet bet bet.
    • srohack
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 1,908
      i think calling is better here for various reasons.
      i would almost never 4bet here even if i have a sick call that he will 5 bet light and get it in because even so you will be fliping most of the times 4 bins deep
      if you call you can always hit your set and get most of the value from his bluffs or made hands + you will be in position and you can control the size of the pot or give up without having to play an high variance game especialy when the other guy is tilted and ready to make crazy play
    • timukasr
      Joined: 26.05.2007 Posts: 1,820
      If you have edge over opponent play small pots - this is general rule.
    • DeKuip
      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 10,995
      I made a 4bet here because I thought I would often have the best hand. But I get the point why that's not good, playing it postflop is so difficult and if I hit I'll probably get all the money in, no matter if I 4bet or not.

      Thanks for the replies.
    • viewer88
      Joined: 19.04.2008 Posts: 5,545
      4bet and try to get it in preflop vs this guy imo.