[NL20-NL50] NL25 87s

    • radyan111
      radyan111
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      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 1,151
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $25.00
      MP2:
      $36.87
      MP3:
      $72.88
      CO(Hero):
      $25.00
      BU:
      $36.95
      SB:
      $25.00

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 8, 7.
      MP2 calls $0.25, MP3 calls $0.25, Hero raises to $1.5, BU folds, SB calls $1.40, 2 folds, MP3 calls $1.25.

      Flop: ($5.00) Q, 3, 8 (3 players)
      SB checks, MP3 checks, Hero bets $3.00, SB folds, MP3 calls $3.00.

      Turn: ($11.00) 8 (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $7.00, MP3 calls $7.00.

      River: ($25.00) T (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero raises to $13.5(All-In), MP3 calls $13.50.

      Final Pot: $52.00.
  • 4 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
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      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      I assume the c-bet is the only blurry spot, because once you hit trips i don't really see how you could play it any differently.

      I would also c-bet there, a pair of 8's isn't strong enough as a made hand to warrant trying to check it down 3-way, better to try and take the pot down right there. If one of them has a Q obviously he is never folding, and neither is any kind of flush draw, but their ranges for limp/calling preflop are presumably pretty wide and they will miss that flop very often.

      I might make it $3,5 on the flop to make it easier to pot commit a Q on the turn without having to bet 2/3 pot not to scare anyone off, but really it probably doesn't matter against those guys.
    • radyan111
      radyan111
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      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 1,151
      I don't think they have a Q there very often when they limp/call pf. I rather think of some pockets, suited connectors and rag aces. Of course any broadway might be good for them, you never know.

      I don't know if betting is the best way to go on the flop, but I think I should bet bigger (I'm even sure about it). If I bet around 3.5$ to 4$ I might take them off the overcard flushdraw maybe or a better eight.

      It turned out that my villain had pocket queens and I was dead all way long - the hand put me on a little tilt.

      And thanks for your insightful comments tamairlarace - I really appreciate it ;) .
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
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      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Just lost with AA vs QQ vs TT AI preflop for 300bb pot, i don't feel so good either =)

      Not sure either if c-betting is the optimal play but it's the easiest without reads, if you check and one of them pots into you even on a blank turn you have no idea what the fuck he's doing :p Plus they will often have nothing and just fold, or have a worse hand and still call, so i find it hard to imagine it would be a bad play in the long run.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      nh
      I´d also play there for stacks