[NL2-NL10] Small pocket pair

    • Razorel
      Razorel
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.06.2009 Posts: 16
      I know I won in the end, but should I have done something differently?
      Pre-flop raise or anything? Was that a loose call? Comments would be appreciated :)

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $14.72
      Hero:
      $2.74
      CO:
      $5.45

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with 4:club: , 4:diamond:
      Hero calls $0.10, 4 folds, CO calls $0.10, 2 folds, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.35) 3:heart: , 7:heart: , 4:spade: (3 players)
      BB bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20, CO folds.

      Turn: ($0.75) T:diamond: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.40, Hero raises to $1.00, BB raises to $14.42 (All-In), Hero calls $1.44 (All-In), BB gets uncalled bet back.

      River: ($5.63) Q:diamond: (1 players)


      Final Pot: $5.63

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three of a kind, fours (4c 4d)
      BB shows a pair of sevens (7s 6c)

      Hero wins with three of a kind, fours (4c 4d)
  • 4 replies
    • dandycal
      dandycal
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.10.2008 Posts: 1,711
      Hi Razorel,

      Limping low PPs from UTg is not really profitable. There is a great chance that someone will raise behind you and you'll have to fold.

      As played, I'd re-raise BB's bet on flop, bet 2/3 pot turn and push to any resistance.

      Regards.
    • tcs35
      tcs35
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.01.2009 Posts: 3,583
      I probably wouldn't play 44 from UTG but as you did. You should have raised to around 60c on the flop apart from that everything is fine. Just don't play 44 from UTG
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      If you are in Late Position and there are several limpers then limping a PP can be worth it. In this spot it isn't even if you are a BSS player.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hi Razorel,

      Please never ever limp nor openlimp with Shortstack, limping is bad because it doesn't contribute much to your profits since Poker is mainly played in the form of ValuePoker

      So just fold preflop with 44 UTG, raise JJ+,AK+ EP, AQ+,99+ MP and AJ+,KQ,77+ in Late position. Fold the rest

      Best regards,
      Gerv