[NL2-NL10] Nl2 88

    • buhhy
      Joined: 15.09.2009 Posts: 127
      $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem
      10 Players
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      UTG mr_lucky108 ($3.97)
      UTG+1 PocketsPete ($4.77)
      UTG+2 Hero ($7.13)
      MP1 st0rmtr00per ($1.09)
      MP2 EKV09 ($4.26)
      MP3 Shivvy89 ($1.10)
      CO RStefoni ($3.01)
      BTN riker63 ($3.08)
      SB ionut_roza ($1.25)
      BB 88Leopard ($5.45)

      Pre-Flop: ($0.03, 10 players) Hero is UTG+2 8:spade: 8:diamond:
      1 fold, PocketsPete calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.10, 4 folds, riker63 calls $0.10, 2 folds, PocketsPete calls $0.08

      Flop: 4:spade: 3:club: J:heart: ($0.33, 3 players)
      PocketsPete checks, Hero checks, riker63 checks

      Turn: 4:heart: ($0.33, 3 players)
      PocketsPete bets $0.02, Hero calls $0.02, riker63 folds

      River: A:club: ($0.37, 2 players)
      PocketsPete bets $0.02, Hero calls $0.02

      Should I have played this hand any different? I was really sure he was weak by the turn but would raising he a good idea?
  • 2 replies
    • vladnz
      Joined: 17.01.2007 Posts: 1,355
      According to the SHC you fold this pre-flop

      I recommend re-reading this and watching some videos


      * What is the Big Stack Strategy?
      * How to Play Before the Flop
      * How to Play After the Flop


      * Switching from the Short Stack Strategy to the Big Stack Strategy
      * Mathematics of poker: Odds and Outs
      * The Mathematics of Poker: Implied Pot Odds
      * After the Flop - You Have Initiative
      * After the Flop: An Opponent Has Initiative
      * After the Flop: No One Has Initiative
      * The 8 Player Types - How to Get Their Money
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      This is a perfectly fine isoraise against a limper against whom you're deep with position. The SHC was done to prevent new players from making too many mistakes by cutting edges in spots where the situation can get tricky. If you find yourself leaking money in these spots maybe you should revert to folding for now, if not i see no reason not to raise 88.

      I'm still c-betting that flop even 3-way, it's really dry chances are we have the best hand, and yet our hand is vulnerable plus we have no idea what these guys will bet if we check to them right off the bat. Maybe they'll 3barrel a bluff, maybe they won't bluff ever. Just fire out a c-bet instead of getting into a guessing game right off the bat with a hand you can't feel comfortable calling down with.

      As played once you get to the turn like that i don't mind just calling down, lots of people out there these days going with minbet/3bet line. If you feel it's too weak you can instead try and get a value raise in there, or simply play it stronger on the flop to begin with for the reasons i outlined.

      Hope it helps.