[NL2-NL10] Nl5 77

    • nXmaniac
      Joined: 24.01.2008 Posts: 33
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      0,02/0,04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 7:heart: , 7:diamond:
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0,04, MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $0,16, 3 folds, Hero calls $0,14, BB folds, UTG2 calls $0,12.

      Flop: ($0,52) J:diamond: , 5:spade: , 4:heart: (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 checks, MP2 bets $0,26, Hero calls $0,26, UTG2 folds.

      Turn: ($1,04) 4:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $0,26, Hero calls $0,26.

      River: ($1,56) A:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 checks.

      Final Pot: $1,56

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, sevens and fours (7h 7d)
      MP2 shows two pairs, kings and fours (Kc Ks)

      MP2 wins with two pairs, kings and fours (Kc Ks)
  • 2 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Just fold the flop. It's entirely possible you have the best hand since that flop will miss most hands, but you're out of position for the rest of the hand so it'll be very hard to get your 77 to showdown, even if MP2 has two overcards he'll still improve to beat you 25% of the time. Not to mention that UTG2 most likely has a pocket pair there and will c/raise both of you if he hit.

      It's just a bad spot, remember that for your hand to have showdown value you actually have to get to showdown.

      Hope it helps.
    • michaelqian
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      Definitely fold on the flop.

      For small pocket pairs I always hope someone makes a standard raise and is have a good stack to give me set value.