[NL2-NL10] NL5 pockets vs rock raiser

    • Termis
      Joined: 01.07.2007 Posts: 149
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      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 BU with 7:diamond: , 7:spade:
      UTG1 raises to $0.16, 5 folds, Hero calls $0.16, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.38) 2:heart: , J:club: , 8:spade: (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $0.18, Hero calls $0.18.

      Turn: ($0.74) 4:spade: (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $0.35, Hero calls $0.35.

      River: ($1.44) 3:spade: (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $1.44
  • 2 replies
    • Adapter1337
      Joined: 17.01.2010 Posts: 734
      Preflop is ok.
      Flop fold or if you want to play then reraise.
      Fold because NO SET-NO BET,
      but if you want to play, then raise, because, villain maybe make just cbet and dont have anything (very often is like it) and he/she easy fold, if villain rereraise, then often he/she have nuts, and you fold (1:26 that you make set, and if you make, its weak set), if villain call, then ofthen also dont have anything, but dont want to fold to show that he/she bluffing, then its valuebet. And often he/she check on turn, because he giving you respect and you see 2 streets for cheaper then just calling. And because he give to you respect he fraid to bluff, maybe you again reraise, often you will win. Ok some times he will slowplaying, but remember, you have 2 outs always.

      NL5 is for ABC poker, not for improvise and playing over.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Don't information raise flops, it's just bad poker most of the time.

      Villain is a nitty reg most likely, he won't be barreling the turn very often, he might even start check/calling with everything up to and including overpairs. If you have him beat on the flop you'll likely get to see a showdown by calling, if you don't then you're just giving away money by raising into his nut hands. Since he makes it cheap for you and could possibly have stuff like AQ+ there, calling is ok.

      As played fold the turn tho, he's likely not kidding once he bets that innocuous turn card. If somehow you have a read that he bets the turn very often (that means very very often against a 9/7 since he will show up with a hand preflop most of the time, so him betting is just natural), then you may call again on the turn some of the time in case he's one of the few guys actually barreling turns, but most of the time i don't recommend it, people rarely bluff on such a blank turn card.

      Hope it helps.