[NL2-NL10] NL5: 2 pair on flop

    • kudzis
      Joined: 16.06.2009 Posts: 60
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      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

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

      Flop: ($0.17) 2:spade: , Q:heart: , A:heart: (3 players)
      BB bets $0.10, MP3 calls $0.10, Hero calls $0.10.

      Turn: ($0.47) J:club: (3 players)
      BB bets $0.45, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.90, BB raises to $2.75, Hero calls $1.85.

      River: ($5.97) 6:diamond: (2 players)
      BB bets $2.10 (All-In), Hero calls $1.91 (All-In), BB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $9.79

      Was it good decision to raise on turn? Should i fold his reraise or call?
      On river, i felt too pot commited to fold
  • 2 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I'd probably isolate a 67/7 with just about anything on the BU, A2s fits the bill easily.

      Repop the flop right away for value. BB would likely have raised AQ/QQ/AA preflop so his range is like 22/draws for donking there with 22 being unlikely (1 combo), and MP3 is a fish who's never folding gutshots/flushdraws/Ax hands even if you raise the flop and continue to fire into him for 3 streets.

      As played when BB 3bets the turn it doesn't look too good, calling makes no sense it's totally committing and your hand will very rarely improve, either fold or jam. Since he's so tight it's probably a fold unless you think maybe he donks QJ on the flop or can go nuts on the turn with some kind of pair+gutshot, in which case it's a shove but i doubt it. I think you'll see KT or AJ there.

      Hope it helps.
    • kudzis
      Joined: 16.06.2009 Posts: 60
      Actually, he had AQ, so folding turn was correct decision