[NL2-NL10] BSS playing with strong hands.

    • degnic
      degnic
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.02.2007 Posts: 3,953
      HAND1:
      Maybe a bit lose preflop call, but villain was pretty fishy so I just wanted to see the flop if it brought anything good. was wondering if the turn raise was good or if I should've just called his bet? I had double gutshot (or whatever you call that) + flushdraw on turn, so wanted to make the pot bigger in case I hit (though, I rather would've just collected the pot right there with the raise) and think I would've got a call to a all-in bet on river if I did hit.

      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)
      UTG+2:
      $35,52
      MP2:
      $51,80
      Hero:
      $26,23
      MP1:
      $19,17
      UTG:
      $4,08
      SB:
      $29,43
      CO:
      $24,49
      BB:
      $4,65
      UTG+1:
      $4,65
      BU:
      $23,90

      0,10/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with T:heart: , K:heart:
      4 folds, MP2 calls $0,25, Hero raises to $1,25, 4 folds, MP2 raises to $2,25, Hero calls $1,00.

      Flop: ($4,85) 8:heart: , 6:diamond: , Q:heart: (2 players)
      MP2 bets $1, Hero calls $1,00.

      Turn: ($6,85) 9:diamond: (2 players)
      MP2 bets $2,25, Hero raises to $8,00, MP2 calls $5,75.

      River: ($22,85) 2:spade: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $22,85





      HAND2:
      This was from jackpot table where people makes maximum of minraise even with KK or AA so I limp in / call minraise with lots of suited connectors (or close to being connectors) I don't do this on normal tables, but on jackpot tables I think it's profitable thing to do. Good raise & all-in call? what odds I have here on flop against a set?


      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)
      MP1:
      $14,19
      MP2:
      $23,74
      CO:
      $3,70
      BU:
      $4,65
      SB:
      $31,07
      BB:
      $29,43
      UTG+1:
      $23,22
      UTG+2:
      $10,26
      Hero:
      $25,54
      UTG:
      $31,78

      0,10/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with T:diamond: , 8:diamond:
      2 folds, UTG+2 calls $0,25, MP1 raises to $0,50, MP2 folds, Hero calls $0,50, 3 folds, BB calls $0,25, UTG+2 calls $0,25.

      Flop: ($2,10) 5:club: , 7:diamond: , 9:diamond: (4 players)
      BB checks, UTG+2 bets $0,25, MP1 calls $0,25, Hero raises to $2,00, BB folds, UTG+2 raises to $9,76 (All-In), MP1 folds, Hero calls $7,76.

      Turn: ($21,87) A:diamond:
      River: ($21,87) K:heart:


      Final Pot: $21,87




      Hand3:
      Again from jackpot table. I don't hit my monsterdraw by river, but villain was playing passive all the way so I figured he either had a K with bad kicker or drawing hand which I could both make fold with a strong bet so I went for it.

      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)
      CO:
      $24,62
      BU:
      $27,95
      SB:
      $4,65
      BB:
      $13,70
      UTG+2:
      $45,50
      MP3:
      $15,80
      Hero:
      $31,40
      MP2:
      $23,15

      0,10/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 9:diamond: , J:diamond:
      UTG+2 folds, Hero calls $0,25, 2 folds, CO calls $0,25, 2 folds, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0,85) K:spade: , 8:diamond: , T:diamond: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0,77, CO folds, BB calls $0,77.

      Turn: ($2,39) 5:spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1,77, BB calls $1,77.

      River: ($5,93) 4:heart: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $5, BB folds.

      Final Pot: $10,93
  • 1 reply
    • Nunki
      Nunki
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 865
      1) If MP2 can limp/fold (or is terrible) AND the 4 players yet to act are very tight then PF is just about OK.

      Just call the turn as its hard to credit you with a good hand here after your flop call. If you have to semi-bluff here then at least make a bet that is hard to call (not 3:1).Some players will bet small with their monster just to keep you in the hand and then pay you off after slowplaying you into the nuts. Calling this turn can hardly ever be wrong. Did villain have a mid-PP?

      2)Do you have the implied odds here to call 2BB behind acouple of short-stacked villains? Not in my opinion.

      As played, raise more on the flop.

      3)If you were at a tight table, open-raising hands like this is OK if you don't do it too often.

      Now you are telling a consistent story with this hand. Some callers can be value-bet to death with a good ten in this spot so don't tilt if you get called by J-8/T-7 on the river. This is brave stuff without reads. "Fortune favours the bold". Nice one.