[NL20-NL50] NL25sh - TT

    • PetterG2
      Joined: 12.10.2008 Posts: 224
      Just sat down, so no reads and I didn't have any notes/stats on him,
      Known players:

      0,1/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.68 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with T:club: , T:spade:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1,00, SB calls $0,90, BB folds.

      Flop: ($2,25) 7:club: , J:spade: , J:heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $1,00, Hero calls $1,00.

      I don't give him credit for much of a hand here, but should I have raised?

      Turn: ($4,25) 9:spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $2,25, Hero calls $2,25.

      My plan was to call (so cheap) and see if he gives up on the river.

      River: ($8,75) 2:diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $4,50, Hero calls $4,50.

      I just couldn't give him credit for a better hand, so I called.

      Final Pot: $17,75
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I'll usually just raise the flop because:

      - your hand stands to be best against an unknown's range on that board

      - i want to find out what he's doing donking small into me like that

      - he might still call the raise with worse hands

      - that might slowdown the action from him and allow us to see a cheap showdown

      - calling down against an unknown is always uncomfortable with a marginal hand

      As played on later streets both folding and calling down sucks because it's so cheap, i'm inclined on the river to think that he has Jx by now but since we're here and we're getting 3:1...

      Hope it helps.