[NL2-NL10] NL10 TT push?

    • BlitzkriegBaron
      BlitzkriegBaron
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.09.2008 Posts: 24
      I should have pushed this hand preflop, correct?

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $1.65
      MP1:
      $10.60
      BU:
      $5.60

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.65 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T:club: , T:heart:
      MP1 calls $0.10, 3 folds, BU calls $0.10, SB folds, Hero raises to $0.60, MP1 calls $0.50, BU folds.

      Flop: ($1.35) K:club: , Q:diamond: , Q:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.05 (All-In), MP1 calls $1.05.

      Turn: ($3.45) 5:heart:
      River: ($3.45) A:diamond: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $3.45
  • 5 replies
    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Yes, I think so. Normally 6BB is correct raise size with 2 limpers but here you have a smaller stack and are out of position.

      If you get called you will have to go all in on the flop as you have to act first and a 2/3 pot continuation bet will be more than half your remaining stack.

      Since that's the case, you may as well go all in preflop to gain some additonal fold equity against more marginal hands like QJ etc which now have you beat.

      -Tim
    • dirtttttt
      dirtttttt
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.06.2009 Posts: 17
      Being HU in that pot a Cbet is a must (2/3 of the pot > 1/2 of your stack). A push creates more fold equity. IMO thats the corect play.
    • dandycal
      dandycal
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.10.2008 Posts: 1,711
      Push pre-flop with only 16bb for Tim's reasons :]
    • BlitzkriegBaron
      BlitzkriegBaron
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.09.2008 Posts: 24
      Kinda realized it too late - oh well at least I can learn from my mistakes.

      Thanks guys!
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hi BlitzkriegBaron,

      with 16.5BB stack it's better to push preflop with 2 limpers.

      The reason is same as why we push preflop with 20BB with 3+ limpers. You have to play the hand out of position potflop and if anyone calls your preflop bet you have to push any flop, so you basically let them see flop for free as you're investing your whole stack anyway and therefore it's better to push pre.

      Regards,
      burek2000