[NL2-NL10] NL10 spot my leaks? slow playing too much or just getting outdrawn?

    • cwpeter89
      cwpeter89
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.03.2009 Posts: 38
      I feel that I am doing pretty well on these tables, but sometimes I don't know when to bet and when to slowplay

      #1
      Here I assumed he had a weak Axs due to the weak raise pre-flop, conti-bet on the flop to add value to the hand. I suspected something was up when he didn't fold to my conti-bet. Check through to showdown.
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $8.40
      MP3:
      $13.25
      CO:
      $10.15
      BU(Hero):
      $11.45
      SB:
      $8.65
      BB:
      $10.10


      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, Q.
      MP2 raises to $0.20, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.70, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.50.

      Flop: ($1.55) 8, 5, 5 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $1.30, MP2 calls $1.30.

      Turn: ($4.15) 4 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($4.15) K (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $4.15.

      Results follow:

      MP2 shows a full-house, eights full of fives(8h 8s).
      Hero shows two pairs, queens and fives(Qc Qh).

      MP2 wins with a full-house, eights full of fives(8h 8s).

      #2
      Here I applied the call20 rule, and then called the bets due to good pot odds. Should I have folded on the river or turn?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $1.90
      BB:
      $10.20
      UTG1:
      $4.15
      UTG2:
      $1.65
      MP1:
      $0.95
      MP2:
      $5.30
      MP3:
      $9.65
      CO(Hero):
      $9.80
      BU:
      $5.90


      Preflop: Hero is CO with 9, 9.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $0.20, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.20, BU calls $0.20, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.75) A, K, 4 (3 players)
      UTG2 bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10, BU folds.

      Turn: ($0.95) 7 (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20.

      River: ($1.35) 2 (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $0.40, Hero calls $0.40.

      Final Pot: $2.15.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of nines(9d 9c).
      UTG2 shows two pairs, aces and kings(As Kh).

      UTG2 wins with two pairs, aces and kings(As Kh).

      #3
      Again here, I called being in the big blind. Called again due to pot odds. Outdrawn here?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1:
      $1.55
      UTG2:
      $13.15
      MP1:
      $10.15
      MP2:
      $3.70
      MP3:
      $12.60
      CO:
      $1.85
      BU:
      $9.85
      SB:
      $2.90
      BB(Hero):
      $10.00


      Preflop: Hero is BB with 3, 2.
      4 folds, MP3 calls $0.10, CO folds, BU calls $0.10, SB calls $0.05, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.4) 4, 5, 8 (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP3 bets $0.10, BU folds, SB calls $0.10, Hero calls $0.10.

      Turn: ($0.7) K (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP3 checks.

      River: ($0.7) A (3 players)
      SB bets $0.20, Hero raises to $0.70, MP3 raises to $3.00, SB folds, Hero calls $2.30.

      Final Pot: $6.9.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a straight, five high(3c 2s).
      MP3 shows a flush, ace high(6s Js).

      MP3 wins with a flush, ace high(6s Js).

      Cheers!
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      #1


      Kinda hard without a read on the minraise or the player except that he's bad, i think i'd mostly just bet/call the turn since i except him not to fold 8x/99-JJ maybe not even overcards there and you never know when these players are raising a worse overpair for value on the turn. For 84bb i'm going broke.

      Turns out he had 88 this time but it's only 3 combos, there are 18 combos of 99-JJ plus all the combos of 8x hands out there against which you missed value by not betting the turn.


      #2


      I'm folding on the turn, this line looks like a middling hand that doesn't really know whether it should be scared or not by the monotone flop. Peeling with 3rd pair and a crappy flushdraw in probably just bleeding money without a better read on UTG2.


      #3


      If you think MP3 could have something big there i'm fine calling the overbet in a limped pot to try and crack it. If it's just common for that player to overbet - especially with flushdraws that kills 2 of your outs- or you just don't feel like getting involved, i don't mind simply dumping it out of position.

      As played turn is a c/f and on the river i would raise/fold it, two people bet already and MP3 still cold3bets huge, i think for those odds it's not worth looking him up unless maybe you've seen him take such a line with AK/KK+ or something.



      Thanks!


      Hope it helps.