[NL2-NL10] Surprise Two Pair

    • ExMagnusxL
      Joined: 03.04.2010 Posts: 58
      I was just wondering what you guys think of this hand, did I play it right?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K, T.
      UTG2 calls $0.02, MP1 calls $0.02, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.02, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.01, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.1) 8, 5, T (5 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, UTG2 checks, MP1 bets $0.04, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, BB folds, UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.08.

      Turn: ($0.34) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.20, MP1 calls $0.20.

      River: ($0.74) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, MP1 raises to $0.80, Hero calls $0.40.

      Final Pot: $2.34.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of tens(K T).
      MP1 shows two pairs, nines and eights(9 8).

      MP1 wins with two pairs, nines and eights(9 8).


      Was there something I should have done differently? Perhaps raised larger on the flop?

      My opponenet in this hand played his cards like he was calling on a flush draw and when he reraised me there at the end I thought he was trying to steal it from me by showing some aggression at the end. Obvioulsy I was wrong so is there something I missed that would have helped me make a better decision here?

      Thanks for the help!

  • 2 replies
    • Bigniux
      Joined: 09.01.2009 Posts: 2,098
      i would c/f on river, cause it's really possible that he was playing JT, J9 or even J8
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      5-way I´d just lead out this board and fold to raise, since it is very likely that someone holds better hand
      I would likely just c/c flop to keep pot small and you can´t be sure that your top pair is ahead that point
      turn bet is fine and I´d also c/f river, since too many hands beat you
      (any 6, J, two pairs)