[NL2-NL10] Nl5 1010

    • Termis
      Termis
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.07.2007 Posts: 149
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $7.21
      UTG1:
      $8.23

      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with T:heart: , T:spade:
      UTG1 raises to $0.16, 6 folds, Hero calls $0.14, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.36) 7:spade: , 7:heart: , 9:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.26, UTG1 raises to $0.64, Hero calls $0.38.

      Turn: ($1.64) K:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.17, UTG1 calls $1.17.

      River: ($3.98) 9:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG1 checks.

      Final Pot: $3.98

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, tens and nines (Th Ts)
      UTG1 shows two pairs, kings and nines (Kc Ah)

      UTG1 wins with two pairs, kings and nines (Kc Ah)

      Was bet on turn appropriate or check is better?
  • 2 replies
    • johnbeattie85
      johnbeattie85
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.09.2008 Posts: 716
      I would check. If you call the flop check/raise, you think he can have overcards (which is a reasonable assumption, you're not representing great strength when you donk on this board). On the turn a large percentage of his range improves, so you can safley check/fold. UTG1 is never going to fold JJ-QQ since it doesn't make sense for you to have Kx ever.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,

      Originally posted by johnbeattie85
      I would check. If you call the flop check/raise, you think he can have overcards (which is a reasonable assumption, you're not representing great strength when you donk on this board). On the turn a large percentage of his range improves, so you can safley check/fold. UTG1 is never going to fold JJ-QQ since it doesn't make sense for you to have Kx ever.
      This for the turn play. As for the flop play, i'd rather check/call then donk out, he'll c-bet most of what we beat on his own, and inducing semi-bluff raises out of position against 15/8/2 that open-raised from UTG FR really isn't a good habit. First it might never happen, second even if it does it'll put us in awful spots where we'll always be (rightfully) afraid he has a higher overpair and end up folding somehow anyway.


      Hope it helps.