[NL2-NL10] nl200 77 isolation raise

    • WildBeans
      WildBeans
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.09.2008 Posts: 586
      I had only 50 hands of the limper at 28/10. There was no other reliable info to use.. Do I put him on a Qx hand? would he donk with that? Or is it more likely that he has something like 22-99?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $1/$2 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $36.00
      SB:
      $251.50
      BB:
      $354.45
      UTG2:
      $65.60
      MP1:
      $40.00
      MP2:
      $37.00
      MP3:
      $275.65
      CO(Hero):
      $80.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with 7, 7.
      UTG2 calls $2.00, 3 folds, Hero raises to $9.00, 3 folds, UTG2 calls $7.00.

      Flop: ($21) T, Q, T (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $12.00, Hero folds, UTG2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $21.
  • 2 replies
    • Dephy
      Dephy
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.05.2009 Posts: 38
      he might aswell have A5-9s
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey WildBeans,

      before isolating I usually like to know more about villain stat-wise, like his limp, limp/fold, donkbet, fold2c-bet, aggression, because some loose villains aren't profitable to isolate against.

      However, 77 is strong enough hand to raise anyway. On the flop I don't see another way to play this hand as you did, because villain's donking range will consist of very strong draws and Qx hands and against this range you have very poor equity as you are dead against Qx and have a flip against FD + OCs or OESD + OCs. Calling is no option here imo, because you don't protect against a draw that way and you get no important information about villain's hand. A raise is bad as well, because if you decide to raise his donkbet you commit your whole double stack and with such a marginal hand that's a no go. So, fold is the best decision.

      Regards,
      burek2000