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[NL2-NL10] pocketpair and OESD on the turn (10nl FR)

    • kexix
      Joined: 01.12.2006 Posts: 83
      Party Poker
      No Limit Holdem Ring game
      Blinds: $0.05/$0.10
      9 players

      Stack sizes:
      UTG: $9.95
      UTG+1: $8.95
      MP1: $10.85
      MP2: $6.30
      MP3: $9.90
      CO: $12.05
      Hero: $9.75
      SB: $9.90
      BB: $13

      Pre-flop: (9 players) Hero is Button with 8 8
      3 folds, MP2 calls, 2 folds, Hero calls, SB folds, BB checks.

      Flop: 6 5 3 ($0.35, 3 players)
      BB checks, MP2 bets $0.1, Hero raises to $0.4, BB folds, MP2 calls.

      Turn: 7 ($1.15, 2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.1, Hero raises to $0.5, MP2 calls.

      River: K ($2.15, 2 players)
      MP2 bets $1, Hero folds.
      Uncalled bets: $1 returned to MP2.

      Final pot: $2.15

      I think i've played this hand bad; should i just call his miniraise on the flop? or was my size of the raise not good and what should i do on the turn?

      thx in advance
  • 1 reply
    • Alaton
      Joined: 21.02.2006 Posts: 1,500
      On drawheavy boards like this, you want to raise potsize!

      How to raise potsize :

      A potsizeraise is a raise which gives your opponent 2-1 odds on his call, meaning he has to call the size of the pot to see the next card.

      In your expample the pot on the flop was 0,35$ and it was 0,10$ to call for you.
      calculation :
      2*"Amount to call" + "Size of the pot" = "Amount to raise"

      In the example:

      2*0,10$ + 0,35$ = 0,55$

      On the turn:
      "Size of the Pot" = 1,15$
      "Amount to call" = 0,1$

      "Amount to raise" = 2*0,10$ + 1,15$ = 1,35$


      Your raise on the flop was a bit too small, but still ok.

      On the turn you should definitely raise potsize.
      You have a strong hand at that point but its very vulnerable to flushdraws or overcards!
      If you get reraised on the turn however you are in a though spot to decide wheter he has a set, a higher overpair or even a completed straight already.
      But you certainly have more informations on your opponents hand than by just raising so little that he is almost forced to call with any hand he could have had at that point.

      As you played I would decide on my judgement of the player, I see many players in the low-limits minbetting flop and turn to draw cheaply.
      If you've seen him do this before I would fold.
      In the other case I'm tempted to call here, 1$ is a pretty small bet in the pot and I see him often enough with A7,A6 or some busted straight(78) or flushdraw(clubs) here.