[NL2-NL10] NL4 FR SSS 23o

    • BurlacuCG
      BurlacuCG
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.03.2009 Posts: 1,849
      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $3.73
      BU:
      $1.92
      SB:
      $2.22
      BB(Hero):
      $1.90
      UTG1:
      $3.96
      UTG2:
      $4.33
      MP1:
      $2.10
      MP2:
      $5.56
      MP3:
      $5.08

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 2, 3.
      5 folds, CO calls $0.04, BU calls $0.04, SB calls $0.02, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.16) 3, 2, A (4 players)
      SB bets $0.12, Hero raises to $0.24, CO folds, BU calls $0.24, SB calls $0.12.

      Turn: ($0.88) 9 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.63, BU calls $0.63, SB folds.

      River: ($2.14) T (2 players)
      Hero raises to $0.99, BU calls $0.99.

      Final Pot: $4.12.

      Results follow (highlight to see):

      Hero shows two pairs, threes and twos (2h 3c)
      BU shows a straight, five high (4c 5c)
      BU wins with a straight, five high (4c 5c).

      I admit I've thought that he had Ax or a flush draw and didn't thought of a straight. Should I have check/folded the turn?
  • 4 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,697
      Burlacu, two pair on a flop like this qualifies as a monster hand. Do not second-guess yourself by putting your opponent on the nuts consistently.

      Raise to 3-4x on the flop, a min-raise indicates weakness and a possibility of bluffing

      Turn, River: Well played.

      When villain is so passive theres no getting out of the hand.
    • BurlacuCG
      BurlacuCG
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.03.2009 Posts: 1,849
      Thanks for the reply much appreciated. In evrey hand I play I constantly think about what my opponents can have and what do they think I have so that I can play the hand profitable. His call on the flop made me think he has a baby Ace but...
    • dandycal
      dandycal
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.10.2008 Posts: 1,711
      Hey there,

      I agree with betting higher flop (3x villain's raise) and turn/river are ok. You should always consider your opponents hand, but when you have monsters, or made hands, don't be afraid of putting your money in. Especially in the lower limits where people bet with any mid-pair.
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hi BurlacuCG,

      I wouldn't bother too much to put opponents on hands on micro limits, because their ranges are just soooooo wide. The thing is most opponents will pay you off with TPxK or even worse pair, so as dandycal said, you shouldn't worry about it when you have a made hand according to the strategy.

      As suggested before, raise flop to ~0.60$ and then you can just directly shove turn if someone calls you.

      As played, turn and river are fine.

      Regards,
      burek2000