[NL2-NL10] Pocket 7s, high vpip limp/reraise

    • noclaninator
      Joined: 01.12.2008 Posts: 312
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      0.5/1 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.68 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 7:diamond: , 7:heart:
      CO calls $1.00, Hero raises to $5.00, 2 folds, CO raises to $20.00, Hero calls $14.50 (All-In), CO gets uncalled bet back.

      Flop: ($40.50) 2:spade: , 2:heart: , 5:spade:
      Turn: ($40.50) 3:diamond:
      River: ($40.50) 8:heart: (1 players)

      Final Pot: $40.50

      How many hands is enough to call based on stats of your opponent? 25 seems like it is cutting it a bit close
  • 3 replies
    • Tim64
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,400
      I fold this. 25 hands is none at all and your equity with 77 sucks against any reasonable hand he does this with.

      You need a good read that he limp raises more than just monsters before you can call in this spot, I think
    • DaPhunk
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      You are on BU so you can raise to 3BB+1 if you like. This would make the fold to his LP l/3bet easier. If he does this again in the close future I call.
    • burek2000
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey noclaninator,

      25 hands are not enough even for correct VPIP/PFR and even less for limp raise stat. For correct limp raise you would need 1000+ hands.

      So, if you play against more or less unknown opponent who limp raises you it's best to react as if there was another player reraising you which means you fold 77 in this spot. However, as DaPhunk said, if you see this villain play like this often then next time you can go broke and make a note.