[NL2-NL10] Maybe a call instead of a raise?

    • ukuomandus
      ukuomandus
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.10.2009 Posts: 2
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $6.31
      MP3:
      $2.81
      CO:
      $8.52
      BU:
      $5.12
      SB:
      $5.08
      BB(Hero):
      $5.94
      UTG1:
      $2.12
      UTG2:
      $1.95
      MP1:
      $5.07


      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8, Q.
      7 folds, SB raises to $0.15, Hero calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($0.3) J, A, T (2 players)
      SB bets $0.30, Hero raises to $1.00, SB raises to $4.93, Hero calls $3.93.

      Turn: ($10.16) 7 (0 players)
      Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      River: ($10.16) 5 (0 players)
      Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $6.23.
      Results follow:

      SB shows three of a kind, aces(A A).
      Hero shows high card ace(8 Q).

      SB wins with three of a kind, aces(A A).

      Maybe I should have just call on the flop?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Most likely yes, he raised preflop he bet pot on this scary flop so he's showing strength, you have a good draw but you're sometimes splitting the straight outs and your flushdraw isn't to the nuts. I don't think raising and calling it off is that bad, but you most likely don't have that much fold equity, and considering not all your outs are clean all the time you're probably better off seeing a turn without a read that he is just betting pot with everything there, in which case he might indeed fold a lot of hands when you raise.


      Hope it helps.