[NL2-NL10] NL100 JTo steal; sd on flop

    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      UTG2:
      $100.10
      Hero:
      $16.50

      0.5/1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with J:spade: , T:diamond:
      UTG2 calls $1.00, 4 folds, Hero raises to $3.50, 2 folds, UTG2 calls $2.50.

      Flop: ($8.50) 8:club: , 8:heart: , 9:diamond: (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $7.00, UTG2 calls $7.00.

      Turn: ($22.50) 5:diamond: (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($22.50) A:spade: (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $16.00, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $38.50

      Ok as played? Smaller c-bet? Push the flop? or check/call if the odds are ok?
      Thanks
  • 4 replies
    • dandycal
      dandycal
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.10.2008 Posts: 1,711
      With JTo I don't usually isolate UTGs, unless they have very high limp/fold %. I wonder if I'm playing too tight though.

      As played, I'd raise more pre-flop, $4 at least and on the flop I like the push better because of +FE and you see both streets for your draw.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      What's his Limp EP %? and his Limp/Fold % ? This is very important for Isolation Raises!

      I would just fold preflop with a 16.5bb stack and a marginal hand. smaller stack means less room to make moves in my opinion

      As played, c-bet lower since 988r is dry but as you bet $7 already I would shove the Turn then but this is far from sub-optimal since you already bet $7

      So I would either cbet lower or shove for $13 with OESD + 2 OCs

      - Gerv
    • dandycal
      dandycal
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.10.2008 Posts: 1,711
      Gerv, if you c-bet lower, how would you play this turn?
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by dandycal
      Gerv, if you c-bet lower, how would you play this turn?
      Well if I bet $5-$5.5 which is my target cbet, I prefer shoving immediately for $13

      But if you aren't doing that then I shove the TUrn with 2 OCs+OESD

      - Gerv