[NL2-NL10] NL30 - Facing donkbet with second pair (2 opponents)

    • SYJ
      Joined: 11.04.2009 Posts: 14
      How I should play Flop here?

      Known players:

      Texas Hold'em NL30 (10 handed)

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:club: , Q:club:
      UTG folds, UTG+1 calls $0.30, UTG+2 calls $0.30, 4 folds, Hero raises to $1.80, 2 folds, UTG+1 calls $1.50, UTG+2 calls $1.50.

      Flop: ($5.85) Q:spade: , 9:heart: , K:heart: (3 players)
      UTG+1 bets $1.20, 2 folds.

      Final Pot: $7.05

  • 2 replies
    • DaPhunk
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Nasty Scenario. This is a nasty Spot without any reads on Villain. This Small bet can mean he either has the nuts or a very weak hand that he wants to bluff. It Is a multi-way Pot though So Its Less likely He's Exaggerating his hand.

      I think I will have to bring myself to a Fold here as this small bet is probably made because Villain wants a call but there are exceptions;

      Agaisnt Super Loose Ultra Aggressive Maniac Idiot Opponents I Shove.

      Against Possibly Bluffy and Thin Valuebetter Villains I call and re-evaluate Turn.

      If i suspect Villain of being an idiot and i get good odds I call down and make a note on him for future Hands. (Not a Value Play as Such, but a Play for Information)
    • burek2000
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hi SYJ,

      good fold. Against unknown opponents in a multi-way pot every non-made hand is a super-easy-fast muck. Opponent could also play a straight/flush draw in such a way, but in the long term it would be just too expensive for you to find out, therefore fold.

      Although it might be hard to fold, because you did hit the flop, but remember, in SSS only made hands count and all the others are considered trash. It's not 3 categories of made hands like with BSS. ;)