[NL2-NL10] Nl25 99

    • wowadvisor
      wowadvisor
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      Joined: 02.01.2009 Posts: 741
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $24.75
      CO:
      $25.00
      BU:
      $18.53
      SB(Hero):
      $4.75
      BB:
      $4.65
      UTG1:
      $9.76
      UTG2:
      $5.28
      MP1:
      $27.72
      MP2:
      $5.78

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 9, 9.
      4 folds, MP3 raises to $0.5, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.5, BB raises to $2.5, MP3 calls $2.00, Hero folds.

      Flop: ($6.50) 7, 8, 8 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.75, MP3 raises to $1.5, BB calls $1.40, MP3 calls $0.65.

      Turn: ($10.80) J (2 players)

      River: ($10.80) 4 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $10.80.
  • 4 replies
    • dandycal
      dandycal
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      Joined: 10.10.2008 Posts: 1,711
      Even though your remaining stack is somewhat small and you get large odds, both players show too much strength for you to continue with 99 imo, unless you know them to make loose 3 bet/calls.
    • wowadvisor
      wowadvisor
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      Joined: 02.01.2009 Posts: 741
      sadly they were loose aggresive players that donkbet 78% of the time and 63% of the time :s_frown:

      but i did indeed fold as it looked too suspicious. i just want to know if i did the right thing or if i folded too quickly?

      i have a tendency to fold my hands too quickly against very aggresive opponents :s_frown:

      one of my leak is that i fold too much to 3bets and donkbets
    • dandycal
      dandycal
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      Joined: 10.10.2008 Posts: 1,711
      I find post-flop play a lot trickier than pre-flop. For the pre-flop play you can use the stack:ratio rule of thumb that can really help against 3bets.

      If I remember them correctly:
      AK+, JJ+ = Call always
      TT, AQ = Call if your remaining stack = 2.5 to 4 X the amount of your original raise
      77-99, AJ = Call if your remaining stack = up to 2.5 X the amount of your original raise.

      Of course that is a general rule of thumb that is not well adjusted to all types of opponents and situations. This hand for example is a fold imo, even though you get the correct ratio to push, but the 4 bet and the 4bet call is just too strong if opponent is unknown.

      But in NL10 and NL25 I think the rule works pretty well. If you play with stats, then you can learn to adjust your pre-flop play a lot better to each opponent though, and increase your EV.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hi,

      I would either Shove because it is on 25NL so people are more donkish than ever + you get roughly 23% eq , hitting a set is roughly 19%~

      Folding ain't bad either but I prefer to stick it in and see what the hell they were doing (=going to the showdown)

      Best regards,
      Gerv