[NL2-NL10] 2 SSS situations

    • circum
      circum
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.01.2007 Posts: 4
      I would like to hear what some of you experienced players think of my actions on these 2 hands.

      ***Hand 1***
      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 MP2 with T:heart: , T:club: . CO posts a blind of $0.10.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, 3 folds, SB raises to $0.90, BB folds, Hero raises to $2.13 (All-In), SB calls $1.23.

      Flop: ($4.46) 9:spade: , Q:heart: , 7:diamond:
      Turn: ($4.46) A:club:
      River: ($4.46) 6:heart:


      Final Pot: $4.46

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      SB shows [ Js, Jh ] a pair of Jacks
      Hero shows [ Th, Tc ] a pair of Tens
      SB wins $4.24 USD with a pair of Jacks.

      ***Hand 2***


      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)     
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $8.10
      BU:
      $10
      Hero:
      $1.55

      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 MP3 with 9:spade: , 9:club:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, CO folds, BU calls $0.40, SB folds, BB calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($1.25) 2:spade: , 3:spade: , 8:spade: (3 players)
      BB bets $0.70, Hero raises to $1.15 (All-In), BU folds, BB calls $0.45.

      Turn: ($3.55) J:diamond:
      River: ($3.55) 4:diamond:


      Final Pot: $3.55

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      BB shows [ 3h, 3d ] three of a kind, Threes
      Hero shows [ 9s, 9c ] a pair of Nines
      BB wins $3.38 USD with three of a kind, Threes.


      Thanks in advance =)

      Frenk
  • 4 replies
    • Nunki
      Nunki
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 865
      Hand 1 is a close decision between pushing and folding. It all depends upon your perception of the villain.

      Hand 2 is fine.
    • undercover82
      undercover82
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 813
      You should raise to 0.40 in first hand. You could fold to the reraise since you are not pot commited. General shortstack guide says that since your remaining stack is less than 5 times the original raise , you should go all in. I guess it depends on how tight your opponent is. But in general i think you will most of the time be behind against an overpair , or sometimes flip vs AK and more rarely vs AQ.
    • circum
      circum
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.01.2007 Posts: 4
      well i do think my 50 ct raise was good since the CO joined the table with 10 ct. And since my stack was 1.63 after the raise, which is less than 4 times my raise, i went with the guide correctly i think.

      But i agree that in this case I wouldnt be better than him in most cases preflop, so yeah, i will keep your advice in mind the next time such a situation occurs.

      Thanks =)
    • undercover82
      undercover82
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 813
      Yea i didnt notice the CO post , my bad about the raise size