[NL2-NL10] NL2 - Loosing...Right Play?

    • nuxia
      nuxia
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.05.2009 Posts: 90
      I have been playing NL2 at FullTilt to familiarize myself with SSS at first.
      Since I have had a somewhat rough start, I decided to post a few hands up to see if I did everything correctly, although loosing money.



      Hand #1

      Full Tilt Poker, $0.01/$0.02 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 8 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      Hero (CO): $0.38
      BTN: $0.84
      SB: $1.10
      BB: $1.13
      UTG: $2
      UTG+1: $2.07
      MP1: $6.03
      MP2: $1.90

      Pre-Flop: A:club: K:diamond: dealt to Hero (CO)
      2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.04, MP2 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, BTN folds, SB calls $0.11, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.30) 8:spade: 5:spade: 2:diamond: (2 Players)
      SB bets $0.30, Hero folds


      Hand #2

      Full Tilt Poker, $0.01/$0.02 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 9 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      Hero (SB): $0.38
      BB: $0.92
      UTG: $2.02
      UTG+1: $2
      UTG+2: $1.12
      MP1: $0.61
      MP2: $1.98
      CO: $6.84
      BTN: $2.24

      Pre-Flop: K:spade: Q:heart: dealt to Hero (SB)
      UTG calls $0.02, 6 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, BB folds, UTG calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.18) 6:club: J:diamond: 5:spade: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $0.12, UTG raises to $0.32, Hero folds


      Hand #3

      Full Tilt Poker, $0.01/$0.02 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 8 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      Hero (BTN): $0.43
      SB: $1.27
      BB: $2.10
      UTG: $1.11
      UTG+1: $0.42
      MP1: $1.87
      MP2: $7.75
      CO: $2.13

      Pre-Flop: J:diamond: A:diamond: dealt to Hero (BTN)
      UTG calls $0.02, UTG+1 raises to $0.04, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.14, 3 folds, UTG+1 calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.33) 3:spade: 2:club: Q:club: (2 Players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $0.29 and is All-In, UTG+1 folds


      Hand #4

      Full Tilt Poker, $0.01/$0.02 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 7 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      UTG: $1.04
      UTG+1: $0.40
      MP: $2.93
      CO: $2
      BTN: $3.03
      Hero (SB): $0.31
      BB: $0.80

      CO posts $0.02
      Pre-Flop: A:spade: J:diamond: dealt to Hero (SB)
      UTG calls $0.02, UTG+1 calls $0.02, MP folds, CO checks, BTN folds, Hero raises to $0.14, BB folds, UTG calls $0.12, UTG+1 calls $0.12, CO folds

      Flop: ($0.46) 3:heart: 5:heart: 6:diamond: (3 Players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $0.04, UTG+1 calls $0.04, Hero folds

      Turn: ($0.54) A:club: (2 Players)
      UTG bets $0.06, UTG+1 folds


      Hand #5

      Full Tilt Poker, $0.01/$0.02 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 9 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      Hero (BB): $0.40
      UTG: $0.76
      UTG+1: $1.84
      UTG+2: $2.07
      MP1: $0.99
      MP2: $0.87
      CO: $7.82
      BTN: $6.85
      SB: $1.03

      Pre-Flop: 2:club: 8:heart: dealt to Hero (BB)
      4 folds, MP2 calls $0.02, 2 folds, SB calls $0.01, Hero checks

      Flop: ($0.06) 2:heart: 9:heart: 8:spade: (3 Players)
      SB bets $0.06, Hero raises to $0.18, MP2 folds, SB calls $0.12

      Turn: ($0.42) A:diamond: (2 Players)
      SB bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20 and is All-In

      River: ($0.82) 3:club: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
  • 4 replies
    • nworb200
      nworb200
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.08.2008 Posts: 49
      Hands 1, 2, 3 and 5 look fine but hand 4 seems far too weak to me.

      I normally treat those mini-raises as a check and on that basis might consider pushing with that board. If someone has a pair or completes a flush/straight I think its just bad luck.

      A call would definitely be ok for odds and outs too.
    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,675
      @nworb200,

      I agree with your view of H's 1,2,3 and 5 but I think OP is right to fold in Hand 4 as played.

      We don't have a made hand (top pair, top kicker or better), we are up against 2 opponents - both of whom are showing interest in the pot, and the board is rather drawy.

      On the whole, I think our 6 outs here - for a pair - do not justify staying in the hand - we're behind too often already in this spot and there's no evidence we can get both players to fold with a push.

      @nuxia: generally your play looks good and solid and in line with the correct strategy so just keep it up and don't be discouraged.
    • nuxia
      nuxia
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      Joined: 23.05.2009 Posts: 90
      Thanks for your replies....nworb200 and tim64!

      About that Hand #4 I was really tempted to stay in the hand, but with that luck I had on that night, I could write off catching anything.
      As for the result of that hand, one had trash, the other had middle pair or so.

      Arrghh..

      @tim64: Thanks for the wishes, however even if i stick to the chart, I really tend to get on the worse end of things, even If I call with better hands. In addition, I tend to be raising, then having to fold and topping up my stack again. Way more often then acutally hitting something.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hello Nuxia, Welcome!

      First of all, I would like to remind you that we (handjudges) prefer 1 or 2 hands per thread. You can make as many threads as you want, that's no problem. The problem with 3++ hands thread is that we lose the overview. This not a benefit for you, as sample hand poster.

      Hand 1 is okay played
      Hand 2 I would raise to 5bb which is $0.1 and well played folding to a raise against your c-bet

      Hand 3 is also well played! =)

      Hand 4 is okay played according to the strategy articles BUT if you know that you have to shove anyway postflop OOP on the SB then just shove preflop.
      A Thumb of Rule is that whenever you see 3+ limpers in front of you; shove preflop directly ;)

      Hand 5 is also solid played but shoving the Flop directly is also not a crime!


      Im looking forward to your progress!
      Gerv