[NL2-NL10] NL5 44 How to extract more here?

    • alexgeor
      Joined: 22.01.2010 Posts: 56
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 4, 4.
      3 folds, Hero calls $0.05, SB calls $0.03, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.15) 7, 2, 4 (3 players)
      SB checks, BB bets $0.15, Hero raises to $0.30, SB folds, BB calls $0.15.

      Turn: ($0.75) 4 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.75) A (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.30, BB calls $0.30.

      Final Pot: $1.35.
      Results follow:

      BB shows two pairs, sevens and fours(8 7).
      Hero shows four of a kind, fours(4 4).

      Hero wins with four of a kind, fours(4 4).

      How could I extract more on this?
  • 1 reply
    • caltabiano
      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992

      There are a few things you should change in this hand:

      1st Pre-flop: open raise this! It has been folded to you on the button and you have a pocket pair. Attack the blinds with ANY pocket pair! Don't just limp, try to take down the pot. Aggressiviness makes money :s_cool:

      2nd Flop: Don't minraise here. You should make a potsize raise ($0.60 in this case). You wanna build the pot up so that you can get stacks in by the river.

      3nd turn: don't check back. Your oppnent has already shown he has a hand by b/c into 2 players on the flop. He's not flding a draw here, he's not folding a 7, he's not folding anything basically. =D So just bet it!

      4th River: Bet bigger!! Don't be afraid that he folds. Even if he folds more often to a bigger bet, the extra money you get because of betting big will make up for it.

      So basically, be more aggressive! And make larger bets! =)