[NL2-NL10] NL5 1010 overs

    • Termis
      Joined: 01.07.2007 Posts: 149
      Known players:

      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.70 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with T:heart: , T:diamond:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.16, MP2 calls $0.16, 5 folds.

      Flop: ($0.38) 2:diamond: , 3:spade: , 8:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.27, MP2 calls $0.27.

      Turn: ($0.92) 5:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $0.52, Hero calls $0.52.

      River: ($1.96) A:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $1.00, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $2.96

      I guess if it wasn't for that ace it would be a call?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Just continue to bet on the turn against that player, he looks passive overall you can't count on him betting worse hands on the turn when you check, you're better off valuebetting yourself.

      As played it's hard to discuss since we shouldn't be in that river spot without a good reason to begin with, like knowing he's a bluff machine when checked to. I don't think this player is capable of valuebetting 8x on that river card, neither do I think he's likely to be bluffing on both the turn and the river, so I don't mind folding to cut our losses.

      Turn is really the key street, make sure you have a good reason when you relinquish the betting lead, otherwise you're just going to put yourself up to horrible decisions, where you'll end up naturally aggravating your leaks: if you tend to call too much you'll default to calling, if you tend to fold too much you'll default to folding.

      Hope it helps.