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[NL2-NL10] How not to play a draw at NL10

    • Nunki
      Nunki
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 865
      This is terrible play on my part. How should it have been played?

      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)   
      Position:
      Stack
      MP2:
      $16.95
      MP3:
      $3.48
      Hero:
      $2
      SB:
      $9.80
      MP1:
      $10

      0.05/0.10 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9:heart: , Q:heart: . MP1 posts a blind of $0.10.
      UTG+2 folds, MP1 checks, MP2 calls $0.10, MP3 calls $0.10, 2 folds, SB calls $0.05, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.50) K:club: , T:heart: , 6:heart: (5 players)
      SB bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.20, MP3 folds.

        With three players to act this flop call might be OK. I feel that there are too many players to semi-bluff with a raise here.

      Turn: ($1.10) Q:spade: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.70 (All-In), MP2 calls $1.70, SB calls $1.70.

        My gutshot now loses to any ace should it complete. MP2 is not the type to fold. I push....yuk!! Played without thinking.

      River: ($6.20) 2:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, MP2 bets $1.50, SB folds.

      Final Pot: $7.70

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP2 shows [ 5d, Kd ] a pair of Kings
      Hero shows [ 9h, Qh ] a pair of Queens
      MP2 wins $1.50 USD with a pair of Kings.
      MP2 wins $5.89 USD with a pair of Kings.
  • 2 replies
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Hi Nunki!

      The flopplay is ok because of the reasons you mentioned. But on the turn I would just check/call and wait if the rivercard completes one of your draws.

      Good luck at the tables!
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      They both are big stacks, so probably they don´t fold. If you like, you could push flop (there you may be ahead with your draws, but turn is probably check/fold, because they tend to bet 0,7-1$ and you can´t call it)