[NL2-NL10] BB w/ 87s- Big Draw

    • purpleshoes21
      purpleshoes21
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.04.2008 Posts: 100
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      SB:
      $2.45
      BB(Hero):
      $2.00
      UTG2:
      $2.45
      MP1:
      $2.00
      MP2:
      $1.08
      MP3:
      $2.00
      CO:
      $0.26
      BU:
      $1.17


      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8, 7.
      UTG2 raises to $0.04, 6 folds, Hero calls $0.02.

      Flop: ($0.09) 4, 5, 2 (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 bets $0.02, Hero raises to $0.11, UTG2 calls $0.09.

      Turn: ($0.31) J (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 checks.

      River: ($0.31) K (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.12, UTG2 raises to $0.24, Hero raises to $0.38, UTG2 calls $0.26.

      Final Pot: $1.31.
      Results follow:

      UTG2 shows a flush, king high(Q 9).
      Hero shows a flush, king high(8 7).

      UTG2 wins with a flush, king high(Q 9).
  • 2 replies
    • michaelqian
      michaelqian
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      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      On the flop, I would rather bet call, or check call, I don't think there's much point raising.

      Also I wouldn't call it a big draw, you have a reasonably low flush draw, which can be beaten by higher flushes quite easily, and a gunshot, which isn't all that powerful.

      With a marginal drawing hand like this I would like to see the turn and the river as cheap as possible.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I think you can c/r flop, since that would fold out Ax hands.
      3-bet on the river is marguinal. I´d better like b/c, since he is almost never raising there unless he has flush.