[NL2-NL10] SSS FR NL25 - Big Blind Freeplay - 2 Hands

    • Kknight
      Kknight
      Global
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      Hand 1:
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (9 handed)

      MP3 ($36.75)
      CO ($6.25)
      Button ($33.55)
      SB ($36.20)
      Hero ($5.35)
      UTG ($14.45)
      UTG+1 ($12.20)
      MP1 ($17.80)
      MP2 ($6.50)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 7:diamond: , K:club: .
      UTG calls $0.25, [color:#666666]1 fold[/color], MP1 calls $0.25, [color:#666666]3 folds[/color], Button calls $0.25, [color:#666666]1 fold[/color], Hero checks.

      Flop: ($1.10) 4:diamond: , K:spade: , 2:spade: [color:#0000FF](4 players)[/color]
      Hero checks, UTG checks, MP1 checks, Button checks.

      Turn: ($1.10) 5:heart: [color:#0000FF](4 players)[/color]
      [color:#CC3333]Hero bets $1[/color], UTG folds, MP1 folds, Button calls $1.

      River: ($3.10) 4:heart: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]
      [color:#CC3333]Hero bets $2.5[/color], [color:#CC3333]Button raises to $5.75[/color], Hero calls $1.60 (All-In).

      Final Pot: $11.30

      When the flop checked around, I figured my King was likely good. I bet pot because of the straight draw. Was this OK, or should I have bet 1/2 pot or not at all? Should I have given up on the hand after the call? I figure as played, I had to call the river raise...I hate the big blind.


      Hand 2:
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (7 handed)

      CO ($15)
      Button ($21.75)
      SB ($23.75)
      Hero ($5)
      UTG ($50.50)
      MP1 ($32.85)
      MP2 ($18.95)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K:club: , 5:spade: . CO posts a blind of $0.25.
      [color:#666666]2 folds[/color], MP2 calls $0.25, CO (poster) checks, Button calls $0.25, [color:#666666]1 fold[/color], Hero checks.

      Flop: ($1.10) K:spade: , J:club: , 2:club: [color:#0000FF](4 players)[/color]
      Hero checks, MP2 checks, CO checks, Button checks.

      Turn: ($1.10) 5:club: [color:#0000FF](4 players)[/color]
      [color:#CC3333]Hero bets $1[/color], [color:#CC3333]MP2 raises to $2[/color], CO folds, Button folds, Hero calls $1.

      River: ($5.10) 9:heart: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]
      Hero checks, [color:#CC3333]MP2 bets $1.75[/color], Hero calls $1.75.

      Final Pot: $8.60

      I didn't realize the game was down to 7-handed when I posted the big blind (2 were sitting out.) Anyway, check/fold the flop obviously. On the turn I hit two pair, but a possible flush completed...on the other hand, I have the 2nd nut draw. Turn and river play OK? Is there a better line? Should I have just continued with check/fold? Did I mention that I hate the big blind?

      Thanks,
      Kknight
  • 7 replies
    • howard182
      howard182
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.10.2006 Posts: 416
      Get used to check/folding your top pair, weak kicker out of position no matter what your stack is (you can call small bets if the odds are good). Hand 1 was a disaster but your play in hand 2 is fine.
    • Kknight
      Kknight
      Global
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      Hi Howard,

      Thanks for your reply. On hand 1, I did play check/fold on the flop...should I not even take a shot on the turn? I would have expected a bet on the flop from any other King. I agree that the hand was a disaster...but it was ridiculous what I turned out to be up against. It was a hand I'd have never put the button on...

      Thanks again,
      Kknight
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      Hi Kknight,

      play check/fold on all streets unless you have Top Pair with King or Ace as Kicker after a freeplay from the Big Blind. But consider to even play check/fold with that made hand or maybe a better hand like Two Pair as well on Flop and Turn if the action and board indicates that you are beaten. :)

      So keep it up posting your hands and if you like and can join my SSS coaching on saturday from 8 pm GMT +1 (2 pm et)

      And thanks for your feeback to my coaching. If you like to give more feedback, feel free to do so: http://www.pokerstrategy.org.uk/wbb_en/thread.php?threadid=7463 :)

      Good luck on the tables
      Greetz
      Berliner1982
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Hi Kknight!

      Hand 1) check/fold all streets. Your kicker is too weak. According to the short stack strategy you should only play top pair with a king or ace kicker. Please stick to this rule.

      Hand 2) I think you can push here on the turn. Top two pair plus 2nd nutflushdraw is a really strong hand -> put it in :D

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81
    • Kknight
      Kknight
      Global
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      Originally posted by Berliner1982
      play check/fold on all streets unless you have Top Pair with King or Ace as Kicker after a freeplay from the Big Blind. But consider to even play check/fold with that made hand or maybe a better hand like Two Pair as well on Flop and Turn if the action and board indicates that you are beaten. :)
      Originally posted by Puschkin81
      Hand 1) check/fold all streets. Your kicker is too weak. According to the short stack strategy you should only play top pair with a king or ace kicker. Please stick to this rule.
      OK, will do...thanks to both of you. I should have known better :rolleyes:

      Originally posted by Puschkin81
      Hand 2) I think you can push here on the turn. Top two pair plus 2nd nutflushdraw is a really strong hand -> put it in
      To clarify, do you mean to re-raise all-in AFTER his raise, or just push all-in immediately?

      Originally posted by Berliner1982
      and if you like and can join my SSS coaching on saturday from 8 pm GMT +1 (2 pm et)
      Sounds good, I'm going to try to make it on Saturday...keep up the good work!

      Thanks as always,
      Kknight
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
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      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Originally posted by Kknight
      Originally posted by Puschkin81
      Hand 2) I think you can push here on the turn. Top two pair plus 2nd nutflushdraw is a really strong hand -> put it in
      To clarify, do you mean to re-raise all-in AFTER his raise, or just push all-in immediately?
      No, I meant reraising all-in after his raise.

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81
    • Kknight
      Kknight
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      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      OK, thanks Puschkin.

      Kknight