[NL2-NL10] NL25 2p freeplay

    • Tim29876
      Tim29876
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      Joined: 07.08.2008 Posts: 514
      Hi,

      I hit two pair on the flop. I think my flop bet is OK. Turn: should i bet 2/3 pot on the turn or move all-in?

      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      8 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($25.00)
      UTG+1 ($14.15)
      MP1 ($45.70)
      MP2 ($7.40)
      CO ($3.50)
      BTN ($9.15)
      SB ($11.10)
      Hero (BB) ($4.65)

      Pre-flop: ($0.35, 8 players) Hero is BB 4:spade: 3:spade:
      4 folds, CO calls $0.25, 1 fold, SB calls $0.15, Hero checks

      Flop: 4:heart: 3:diamond: 8:heart: ($0.75, 3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.75, CO calls $0.75, SB folds

      Turn: Q:club: ($2.25, 2 players)
      Hero ($3.65)?
  • 8 replies
    • dandycal
      dandycal
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      Joined: 10.10.2008 Posts: 1,711
      Hi Tim,

      Good move betting pot-sized on flop for pot building. On turn there is no reason to overbet, so I'd stick to 2/3 ($1,5) pot-size and push river. You don't want to scare the fish away!
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
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      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Originally posted by dandycal
      Hi Tim,

      Good move betting pot-sized on flop for pot building. On turn there is no reason to overbet, so I'd stick to 2/3 ($1,5) pot-size and push river. You don't want to scare the fish away!
      +1
    • Tim29876
      Tim29876
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      Joined: 07.08.2008 Posts: 514
      Thanks guys!

      One more question: fold to a raise after my 2/3 bet on the turn?
    • dandycal
      dandycal
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      Originally posted by Tim29876
      Thanks guys!

      One more question: fold to a raise after my 2/3 bet on the turn?
      No way! You have a very strong hand here and your objective is to put all your money in! So you push to a raise.
    • Tim29876
      Tim29876
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      Joined: 07.08.2008 Posts: 514
      Thank you!
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hi Tim29876,

      Originally posted by dandycal
      Hi Tim,

      Good move betting pot-sized on flop for pot building. On turn there is no reason to overbet, so I'd stick to 2/3 ($1,5) pot-size and push river. You don't want to scare the fish away!
      +1

      Thanks, dandycal. :f_thumbsup:

      I have nothing to add here except I agree with everything said by other members. :)

      Flop well played, 1,5$ turn and push river/push to reraise.

      Regards,
      burek2000
    • tonnek
      tonnek
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      Joined: 16.02.2009 Posts: 413
      How is that a made hand according to the strategy... We have two pair. I face this situation a lot lately and I really don't know what to do.

      We don't have a toppair nor good kicker, so why we push? I see that we have two pair, but still, could someone explain me this?

      Thanks in advance!
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Originally posted by tonnek
      How is that a made hand according to the strategy... We have two pair. I face this situation a lot lately and I really don't know what to do.

      We don't have a toppair nor good kicker, so why we push? I see that we have two pair, but still, could someone explain me this?

      Thanks in advance!
      Hey tonnek,

      as made hands are considered all strong hands from top pair with great kicker on and 2-pair is stronger hand than top pair great kicker, so that's why it's considered made hand. According to the strategy you should try to go all-in with top pair J kicker, over pair or any better hand and since 2-pair is better than those two, you should try to go all-in with it.

      Maybe try to reread the articles or ask here if there is still anything unclear.

      Regards,
      burek2000