[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH 99 OP on small boards

    • justkyle88
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Holdem
      6 Players
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      Frosti85: 33/8 12
      Again I think its standard till river

      UTG JL_80 ($14.20)
      UTG+1 YashasPlyaja ($1.10)
      CO jech1102 ($10.50)
      BTN au_relian111 ($18.45)
      SB Hero ($13.75)
      BB Frosti85 ($10)

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) Hero is SB 9:club: 9:heart:
      2 folds, jech1102 calls $0.10, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.05, Frosti85 checks

      Flop: 2:heart: 4:club: 8:diamond: ($0.30, 3 players)
      Hero bets $0.25, Frosti85 calls $0.25, jech1102 folds

      Turn: 3:heart: ($0.80, 2 players)
      Hero bets $0.65, Frosti85 raises to $2, Hero calls $1.35

      River: 8:spade: ($4.80, 2 players)
      Hero checks, Frosti85 bets $3, $3 to Hero ($11.4)?
  • 3 replies
    • dallievas
      Joined: 30.11.2007 Posts: 822
      Preflop: wtf are you doing here? :D don't you think ,you can profitably raise 99 OOP.
      Flop and turn bet is ok,but imho you should fold to a raise most of the times.According to Baluga Theorem raise on turn is usually strong hand and you should fold tp kind of hands.From such loose guy you can expect 2p+.I can call his raise if he is overaggressive on turn and river(Aq on river >30-35).
    • justkyle88
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      Thankyou but could u explain to me what "buluga Theorem" means?

    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      The Baluga Theorem, named after a great poker mind (in my opinion) balugawhale, is a quick and dirty rule of thumb for small stakes players that states that when you get raised on the turn after betting flop & turn, all hands up to and including TPTK are usually no good. It isn't by any means an absolute rule to be followed all the time, you should always think in ranges, but when in doubt against a player you have no reads on, it usually prevents you from going broke too light.

      As for the hand, i'm also raising it up preflop, seeing a flop in a limped pot with 99 is like asking for 2 overcards just to make it challenging to play the hand out of position without initiative :p Flop is fine, i'm also betting the turn again, but when that guy makes this small raise i don't see him doing that with 8x ever. Maybe sometimes he has some kind of turned combodraw like A8hh or something, but most of the time it's just a value line by some made hand that crushes you. So i'd fold at that point, and assuming you call the turn i'd also fold the river, i'm not giving him credit for following through with a turn semibluff for $3 unless he proved to me before he's got balls.

      Hope it helps.