[NL2-NL10] NL2 - AK from BU

    • MancaMulas
      MancaMulas
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      Joined: 12.03.2009 Posts: 4,494
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $2.32
      UTG2:
      $1.21
      MP1:
      $0.93
      MP2:
      $2.00
      MP3:
      $0.74
      CO:
      $0.86
      BU(Hero):
      $1.90
      SB:
      $2.31


      Preflop: Hero is BU with A, K.
      UTG2 calls $0.02, MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $0.08, MP3 calls $0.08, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.34, 3 folds, MP2 calls $0.26, MP3 folds.

      Flop: ($0.81) J, 2, 3 (3 players)
      MP2 bets $0.28, Hero calls $0.28.

      Turn: ($1.37) 6 (3 players)
      MP2 bets $0.22, Hero calls $0.22.

      River: ($1.81) 6 (3 players)
      MP2 bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20.

      Final Pot: $2.21.
  • 3 replies
    • Mstlc
      Mstlc
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      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 4,676
      This is a typical underpair play... I'm assuming he's playing some sort of pocket pair here, probably 77, 88 or 99, maybe TT.

      However you have no reason to let him get to showdown this cheap. You re-raised pre-flop, indication you have a strong hand. I would just continue being aggresive. Just raise the flop up to $1. You might see a fold here but...

      Often they'll also call you and check it to you on the turn to see if you really have a hand... in that case you just continue by making a normal 2/3-3/4 pot bet again and you'll take down the pot very often.

      If not you'll have to give up the hand but if this guy actually had a really strong hand he'd check/raise you or make a bigger donk bet. I've rarely see anyone bet this small on 3 streets with an overpair or better.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Originally posted by Mstlc
      This is a typical underpair play... I'm assuming he's playing some sort of pocket pair here, probably 77, 88 or 99, maybe TT.

      However you have no reason to let him get to showdown this cheap. You re-raised pre-flop, indication you have a strong hand. I would just continue being aggresive. Just raise the flop up to $1. You might see a fold here but...

      Often they'll also call you and check it to you on the turn to see if you really have a hand... in that case you just continue by making a normal 2/3-3/4 pot bet again and you'll take down the pot very often.

      If not you'll have to give up the hand but if this guy actually had a really strong hand he'd check/raise you or make a bigger donk bet. I've rarely see anyone bet this small on 3 streets with an overpair or better.
      agree, since villain range is often draw or small pair, then I like raising flop and betting turn.
    • MancaMulas
      MancaMulas
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      Joined: 12.03.2009 Posts: 4,494
      He did have 77, and won

      thank you guys