[NL2-NL10] Nl2 88

    • amplifyd
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 1,769
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      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 8, 8.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0.02, 3 folds, CO raises to $0.06, Hero calls $0.06, SB calls $0.05, BB folds, UTG2 calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.26) 7, 5, 3 (4 players)
      SB checks, UTG2 checks, CO checks, Hero bets $0.23, SB folds, UTG2 folds, CO raises to $0.58, Hero raises to $2.30, CO calls $1.72.

      Turn: ($4.86) 8 (2 players)

      River: ($4.86) A (2 players)

      Final Pot: $4.86.

      CO seemed fairly TAGish at 19/8 with 25 att to steal over 80 hands. UTG2 is 15/0 over ~280 hands and I think CO is isolating here. SB was 37/24 over ~30 hands.

      Is this a good spot to 3-bet CO here? I think at the time I didn't because I expected SB to call/raise a fair amount and this would put me in awkward spots.
  • 3 replies
    • DecMate
      Joined: 25.01.2009 Posts: 1,368
      IMO i woulden't donk bet the flop, check to the CO, let him lead then raise it; if he 3bets i would fold if he's a TAG.

      3betting in this situation IMO is isolating yourself against a better hand.
    • amplifyd
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 1,769
      If I check i am checking behind the CO (I am on button) and this board is pretty drawy so I don't think checking behind is good.

      I've been thinking about this hand a bit more and looking at his raise size on the flop it is so small and I think he would bet out if he had flush draw or 44,66 so when he raises me that amount I don't think there are any hands left in his range which I beat.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      88 is not really the kind of hand you want to 3bet at microstakes, you'd rather try and see a multiway flop with it instead of isolating yourself against either 1/ a 4-bet range that crushes you 2/ a 3-bet calling range from fishy players who'll still outdraw you with overs on a ton of flops and be a pain in the ass to bluff out of the pot even in position.

      As played you have to bet at that flop when checked to, and after CO raises i'd fold barring further reads, i get a sick feeling out of his funky, milking line with small (check/)raises. Tho since you only have 90 hands on him going broke with an overpair isn't horrible, i still think you're better off giving up when he takes that line unless you have a reason to think he's nuts, which his 19/8 stats so far don't indicate.

      Hope it helps.