[NL2-NL10] NL 25 playing with medium stack

    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      1)
      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)       
      Position:
      Stack
      UTG+1:
      $22,24
      Hero:
      $5,41

      0,10/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with K:diamond: , A:heart:
      UTG+1 calls $0,25, Hero raises to $1,25, 7 folds, UTG+1 calls $1,00.

      Flop: ($2,85) J:diamond: , 9:diamond: , 3:spade: (2 players)
      UTG+1 bets $0,25, Hero raises to $1,25, UTG+1 calls $1,00.

      Turn: ($5,35) 3:diamond: (2 players)
      UTG+1 bets $0,25, Hero raises to $2,91 (All-In), UTG+1 calls $2,66.

      River: ($11,17) J:club:


      Final Pot: $11,17

      I still hoped he would fold whatever he had:) Against QJ, I have 13 outs, so I decided to go directly all-in. I could of course call turn bet, but that means that I have to fold river ui. His turn bet was really strange and I put him also on the draw.

      2)
      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)       
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $27,94
      Hero:
      $6,89

      0,10/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A:club: , Q:spade:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1,00, 4 folds, SB calls $0,90, BB folds.

      Flop: ($2,25) 5:spade: , 9:club: , Q:heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1,25, SB calls $1,25.

      Turn: ($4,75) 7:club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2,75, SB calls $2,75.

      River: ($10,25) K:club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $10,25

      Cold call on the dry board. I decided to make turn bet for two reasons:
      - I still might be ahead and I don´t want him to draw out cheaply
      - this was also kind of block bet. If he really has smt he may check/call turn and then try check/raise on the river. If I don´t bet turn he could raise river with any cards and I don´t know where I am so basically I hoped to get free showdown

      3)
      0,10/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 9:spade: , 9:diamond:
      6 folds, Hero raises to $1,00, SB folds, BB raises to $4,60 (All-In), Hero calls $3,60.

      Flop: ($9,30) 5:diamond: , J:club: , 8:spade:
      Turn: ($9,30) 3:heart:
      River: ($9,30) J:diamond:


      Final Pot: $9,30

      These German SSS players have started to raise from CO and BU mostly with any two cards, also they tend to go all-in with any Ax or pocket pair. I´ve just doubled before when CO raised, and I pushed with AQ (flop AA9:) ). Then I found 99 on the BU and easy raise again, against his push, it should be ok to call, because he might push almost with any two overcards.
  • 2 replies
    • Nunki
      Nunki
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 865
      1)Small donk-bet is usually not much of a hand (at NL10). I'd bet something like $2.25 on the flop.

      As played I'd call turn since you probably have no FE and a cheap card is OK here.

      2)Betting $2.25 on the flop gives you a nice sized turn push. Not getting your stack in here is leaving money on the table IMO.

      3)Trust your reads and they will improve. NH.
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      1) Since you didn't hit anything I would just call his smalls bets on the flop and the turn and hope to improve.

      2) & 3) I agree with Nunki

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81