[NL2-NL10] NL25 - Pocket Pairs with Ugly Flops (4)

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

      Hero ($5)
      SB ($28.30)
      BB ($23.75)
      UTG ($13.75)
      UTG+1 ($29.35)
      MP1 ($25.75)
      MP2 ($22.70)
      MP3 ($24.75)
      CO ($36.50)

      Preflop: Hero is Button with J:club: , J:spade: .
      UTG calls $0.25, [color:#666666]3 folds[/color], MP3 calls $0.25, CO calls $0.25, [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $1.75[/color], [color:#666666]2 folds[/color], UTG calls $1.50, MP3 folds, CO folds.

      Flop: ($4.35) Q:heart: , K:diamond: , 8:heart: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]
      [color:#CC3333]UTG bets $1.25[/color], Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $4.35

      Two overcards and a donk-bet...fold OK?


      Hand 2:
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (8 handed)

      UTG+1 ($19.85)
      MP1 ($28.15)
      MP2 ($9.15)
      CO ($23)
      Button ($21.60)
      SB ($11.10)
      Hero ($5.85)
      UTG ($26.45)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q:heart: , Q:spade: .
      [color:#666666]4 folds[/color], CO calls $0.25, Button calls $0.25, SB completes, [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $2[/color], CO calls $1.75, Button folds, SB folds.

      Flop: ($4.50) 5:club: , 7:club: , 4:club: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]
      [color:#CC3333]Hero bets $3.85 (All-In)[/color], CO calls $3.85.

      Turn: ($12.20) T:diamond: [color:#0000FF](2 players, 1 all-in)[/color]

      River: ($12.20) 6:diamond: [color:#0000FF](2 players, 1 all-in)[/color]

      Final Pot: $12.20

      Extremely coordinated board, but stack is less than pot and I have an overpair. Push OK?


      Hand 3:
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (9 handed)

      Hero ($5)
      SB ($28.05)
      BB ($16.50)
      UTG ($5.85)
      UTG+1 ($4.15)
      MP1 ($12)
      MP2 ($28.20)
      MP3 ($27.25)
      CO ($25)

      Preflop: Hero is Button with Q:club: , Q:spade: .
      [color:#666666]4 folds[/color], [color:#CC3333]MP3 raises to $1[/color], [color:#666666]1 fold[/color], [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $3[/color], [color:#666666]2 folds[/color], MP3 calls $2.

      Flop: ($6.35) K:club: , J:diamond: , J:spade: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]
      [color:#CC3333]MP3 bets $2[/color], Hero calls $2 (All-In).

      Turn: ($10.35) 2:diamond: [color:#0000FF](2 players, 1 all-in)[/color]

      River: ($10.35) 9:diamond: [color:#0000FF](2 players, 1 all-in)[/color]

      Final Pot: $10.35

      Very scary flop, but I had less than 1/2 the pot left before his bet...was it OK to call?


      Hand 4:
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (8 handed)

      MP2 ($18.80)
      CO ($35.60)
      Button ($20.40)
      Hero ($5.10)
      BB ($2.25)
      UTG ($16.60)
      UTG+1 ($24.60)
      MP1 ($25)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8:spade: , 8:diamond: .
      UTG calls $0.25, [color:#666666]1 fold[/color], MP1 calls $0.25, [color:#666666]3 folds[/color], [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $1.75[/color], [color:#666666]1 fold[/color], UTG calls $1.50, MP1 calls $1.50.

      Flop: ($5.50) 9:heart: , T:spade: , T:club: [color:#0000FF](3 players)[/color]
      Hero checks, [color:#CC3333]UTG bets $0.5[/color], [color:#CC3333]MP1 raises to $3[/color], Hero folds, UTG folds.

      Final Pot: $6.50

      I chose to play check/fold here despite having less than 2/3 pot left behind ($3.35 vs $5.50 in pot)...was that the correct play, or should I have just pushed? Two opponents, paired board, and underpair are the reasons I went with check/fold.

      Thanks,
      Kknight
  • 2 replies
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Hi KKnight!

      I think you played all hands correctly except from Hand 4. Hand 1, 2 and 3 are played well because of the reasons you already mentioned.
      In Hand 4 your opponents don't necessarily have hit the flop (only 5 cards can be combined with the board: the 2 tens and the three nines) so I would just push all-in here.

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81
    • Kknight
      Kknight
      Global
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      Hi Puschkin,

      Thanks for the reply. On hand 4 you think I should push even against two opponents and even though I technically have a "trash hand?" I guess there is a good chance of both opponents missing there...

      Thanks,
      Kknight