[NL2-NL10] NL50 82 on the button

    • RahXephon1
      RahXephon1
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2009 Posts: 972
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $9.25
      MP1:
      $36.60
      MP2:
      $76.50
      MP3:
      $20.15
      CO:
      $79.50
      BU:
      $40.50
      SB:
      $55.30
      BB(Hero):
      $10.00


      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8, 2.
      6 folds, SB calls $0.25, Hero raises to $1.00, SB calls $1.00.

      Flop: ($3) 2, T, 3 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.50, SB calls $1.50.

      Turn: ($6) Q (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($6) 4 (3 players)
      SB bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50.

      Final Pot: $9.
      Results follow:

      SB is 29/9 and seems a big fish. I usually raise with any two if someone completes, since 90% i get an insta fold, or a fold after the continuation bet (I am off course more aware if a tight player limps). I didn't believe him on the river since his play made no sense and my twos aqtually held. Is it ok to make plays like that if you feel they are right or is just loosing money in the long run?
  • 3 replies
    • caroline29632
      caroline29632
      Black
      Joined: 16.02.2009 Posts: 5,794
      I do that a lot 2. :) But, with 82s and against a loose player who likes to see flops I think a potsteal is a good alternative. (Just check preflop en bet any flop). You keep the pot smaller, sinds you don't want to play big pots with 82s.
      I would rather SB the turn, then just calling the river, because you only beat a total bluf. (You can't feel he hasn't hit his 3,4,Q,T :P )
    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      But, with 82s and against a loose player who likes to see flops I think a potsteal is a good alternative. (Just check preflop en bet any flop).


      I prefer raising pf as played as I see a lot of players completing and auto betting the flop out of position and for sure we can't call a flop bet with just bottom pair (i.e. we may not get the chance to 'bet any flop')
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey RahXephon1,

      I as well bet flop by default when SB opencomletes and checks flop until they start playing back at me. However I tighten up a lot if villain shows action on the flop.

      As played, I would just c/f after villain calls your flop bet. You certainly can't value bet your bottom pair nor you can beat anything beside a bluff and against an unknown villain I don't expect him to bluff often, however you can call if he has high AF or think he is capable of bluffing a lot from some reads.

      Regards,
      burek2000