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[NL2-NL10] Sss Nl5 At

    • RahXephon1
      Joined: 14.04.2009 Posts: 972
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      0,02/0,05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:diamond: , T:diamond:
      3 folds, BU raises to $0,12, Hero calls $0,10, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0,29) 8:heart: , 8:diamond: , 2:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0,12, Hero calls $0,12.

      Turn: ($0,53) J:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU checks.

      River: ($0,53) T:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,25, BU folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0,53

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, tens and eights (Ad Td)

      Hero wins with two pairs, tens and eights (Ad Td)

      I'm mostly interested in my preflop play. Is it ok to defend my blinds that way? Should I have raised? Should I have just folded?
  • 2 replies
    • DaPhunk
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Think i raise to $0.3 pre here and push any flop. I don't normally defend passively.
    • burek2000
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hi RahXephon1,

      with SSS you defend blinds in 99% with a push preflop. That's simply because you would be commited to push any flop as c-bet if you regularly 3-bet preflop and get called and of course cold calling is no option with SSS, you don't have the stack to outplay your opponent post flop or to play for implied odds.

      This hand is an easy push against 22/16 player. Otherwise it's best to look at opponent's ORL(with decent hand sample size, like 100+) and put his range in equilator and you will see if push is profitable with your hand or not, you need 50% equity or more against his range in order to be profitable.