[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH Middle pair on dry board

    • brettwilde
      Joined: 14.12.2007 Posts: 807
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Rejouer la main

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with T, T.
      Hero raises to $0.40, MP3 calls $0.40, CO calls $0.40, 3 folds.

      CO has a rock style: 15/6/2.5/14/65 (vpip/pfr/af/wtsd/hands). I'd put it him on 22-JJ, AJ+, KQ, 54s+.

      Flop: ($1.35) 4, 6, 7 (3 players)
      Hero bets $1.00, MP3 folds, CO calls $1.00.

      Turn: ($3.35) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.00, CO calls $2.00.

      Either I'm ahead vs a smaller pair or I'm behind a higher pair, a set or a straight. Playing in WA/WB (check/call or check/fold) is better? Or I can be still ahead and bet for value? CO has not the profile for floating: so a check for pot control is better?

      River: ($7.35) Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.00, CO calls $2.00.

      I think the blockbet is useless here: the worst hands only fold.

      How do you play this hand?
      Thank you...

      Final Pot: $11.35.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Depends how passive he really is. Most of the time if you check to him he'll only bet better hands, so you have to realize it's a check/fold on your part when you decide not to bet.

      When in doubt i like to err on the side of valuebetting, he could still have 87s/88-99 stuff from your range, frankly I think a 15/6 is even liable to show up with bad Ax hands that made a pair there. So I bet/fold the turn like you did.

      On the river if you think he folds worse hands all the time check/folding is fine, I don't think your blockbet is really bad either especially if he's still aggressive enough to have raised sets/straights on earlier streets.

      Hope it helps.