[NL2-NL10] Nl2 99

    • michaelqian
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      Hi all

      For this hand, I'm thinking my turn line was weak, is it?

      This generally applies to all medium pocket pairs I have, I think I'm not aggressive enough with them, even with over cards on the board.

      Thanks a lot

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with 9, 9.
      Hero raises to $0.08, UTG2 calls $0.08, 7 folds.

      Flop: ($0.19) J, J, 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.14, UTG2 calls $0.14.

      Turn: ($0.47) K (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 bets $0.22, Hero folds, UTG2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.47.
  • 2 replies
    • kosmonaut111
      Joined: 26.01.2009 Posts: 715
      You could second barrel here. K is a good card for this and you may get a free SD if he calls. Dont think he would bet there with air so c/f is ok after check. I would rather bet/fold here.
    • maya1984
      Joined: 18.12.2008 Posts: 1,741
      With out any reads It's going to fine the best line in this spot.
      c/f gives him the opportunity to bluff us from the best hand.
      c/c will put us in ugly spots in the river because we don't know if he is willing to double barrel a bluff.
      b/f will only get worser hands to fold.

      Since it's unlikely villain holds Jx or a bigger OP (TT,QQ,AA) only a King beats us.
      You can't be wrong with any of the above lines but I still go with b/f against unknown because at these stakes people will bet when checked to without realizing if it's for value or a as a bluff which means that the chances for being pushed from the pot by worser hands is not low.

      Good Luck.