[NL2-NL10] NL5/10 BSS vs donks (semi rant thread)

    • cwpeter89
      cwpeter89
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.03.2009 Posts: 38
      These two hands here cost me over 2 hours to grind back. Is there anyway to protect myself from these players?

      #1 I still dont understand why he didnt fold on the flop!
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $1.95
      MP3:
      $1.80
      CO:
      $7.80
      BU(Hero):
      $9.60
      SB:
      $17.75
      BB:
      $6.15
      UTG2:
      $2.65
      MP1:
      $4.85


      Preflop: Hero is BU with K, K.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.10, 2 folds, CO calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, 2 folds, MP1 calls $0.30, CO calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($1.35) J, J, T (3 players)
      MP1 bets $0.50, CO calls $0.50, Hero raises to $2.00, MP1 folds, CO calls $1.50.

      Turn: ($5.85) T (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($5.85) 9 (2 players)
      CO bets $1.00, Hero calls $1.00.

      Final Pot: $7.85.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, kings and jacks(K K).
      CO shows a flush, king high(2 K).

      CO wins with a flush, king high(2 K).

      #2
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      SB:
      $6.90
      BB(Hero):
      $10.50
      UTG1:
      $9.50
      UTG2:
      $4.80
      MP1:
      $9.50
      MP2:
      $9.45
      MP3:
      $1.75
      CO:
      $6.05
      BU:
      $9.40


      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, Q.
      UTG1 calls $0.10, UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.10, 2 folds, CO calls $0.10, BU calls $0.10, SB folds, Hero raises to $0.60, 3 folds, BU calls $0.50.

      Flop: ($1.55) 2, 7, T (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.20, BU raises to $4.00, Hero raises to $9.90, BU calls $4.80.

      Turn: ($20.25) T (0 players)
      BU gets uncalled bet back.

      River: ($20.25) 2 (0 players)
      BU gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $15.45.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, queens and tens(Q Q).
      BU shows a full-house, tens full of twos(T 8).

      BU wins with a full-house, tens full of twos(T 8).
  • 2 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      #1

      Maybe raise the flop bigger. After that since the turn card is sorta horrible it's mostly a question on how much of his range are actually draws when he limp/calls preflop and call/call the flop.

      If you think he'd raise or bet Jx and Tx somewhere then he's drawing and you can shove the turn against KQ/98/clubs. If you don't really know since he's very passive then it becomes thinner but you can still do it, checking back isn't that bad tho as long as you don't call a big bet on such a crappy river card.


      #2

      Buy a lucky charm? You can't play it any different, so just curse your luck and move on:)


      Hope it helps.
    • cwpeter89
      cwpeter89
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.03.2009 Posts: 38
      Thanks for the quick response... only reason I bet $2 on the flop for #1 was because I put him on AT or AJ slowplaying his trips, I was going to go for a raise/fold. ahhh well i'll just call it variance :)