[NL2-NL10] Nl50 44

    • luckysim1
      luckysim1
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      Joined: 24.03.2009 Posts: 60
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $81.00
      MP2:
      $30.00
      MP3:
      $57.55
      CO(Hero):
      $12.00
      BU:
      $18.85
      SB:
      $7.45
      BB:
      $10.70
      UTG2:
      $10.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with 4, 4.
      3 folds, MP3 calls $0.50, Hero calls $0.50, BU raises to $3.00, 3 folds, Hero raises to $12.00, BU calls $9.00.

      Flop: ($25.25) 5, K, 9 (0 players)
      BU gets uncalled bet back.

      Turn: ($25.25) 2 (0 players)
      BU gets uncalled bet back.

      River: ($25.25) 9 (0 players)
      BU gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $16.25.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, nines and fours(4 4).
      BU shows a pair of nines(Q A).

      Hero wins with two pairs, nines and fours(4 4).

      Any comments?
  • 7 replies
    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
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      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Very strange line in my opinion.

      I doubt you have enough equity to reraise unless you have some serious reads he folds way too often.

      I guess the limp is ok but I prefer to have 2 limpers before me usually.
    • luckysim1
      luckysim1
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      Joined: 24.03.2009 Posts: 60
      I think it is very marginal, but my thought were this:

      Dead money in the pot + FE with me c/r all in may set off some alarms. With his bet size i put him on 2 overcards, where i would be a slight favorite. I think with medium pocket pair he would limp, and with high pocket pair he would raise 1,5 - 2 $
    • Ishindar
      Ishindar
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      Joined: 31.12.2008 Posts: 259
      i would fold to the button raise . its likely u are behind more often than not. it is stats dependent but why no stats?
    • pashone
      pashone
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      Joined: 10.01.2008 Posts: 71
      stats please.
      looks like you have some serious reads on this guy.
      every decent player will know what you have there 99% of time.I don't think you ever overlimp AA,KK in CO?
    • luckysim1
      luckysim1
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      Joined: 24.03.2009 Posts: 60
      I had stats, but dont think i used them. The only reason for my play is with my FE and probability he has 2 overcards i have +EV. Betting 3 dollar in an unraise pot seems more likely too try to scare some sense into all the limper than for value. It seems more like AJ+, K10+ etc.
    • noclaninator
      noclaninator
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      Joined: 01.12.2008 Posts: 312
      Limping is not horrible, but after the raise this is an easy fold. You have little to no fold equity and even if he is a loose maniac raising 40% of his hands here (any pair, any ace, most kings, a lot of queens etc. ie. CRAP) you are still BEHIND against this range with your pocket pair. Super easy fold.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      No Statistics?

      I'd fold preflop since limping sucks. I prefer isolating over limping if we play this game without statistics

      Ya don't check/r but u limp/raise and there is only 1bb as DeadMoney so limp/fold gives u the best EV