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[NL2-NL10] NL10 - set of 2s on dry-ish board

    • woopstash
      Joined: 14.01.2010 Posts: 94
      Villain is 12/7/0.5 in VPIP/PFR/AGG over 120 hands

      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 2, 2.
      2 folds, MP2 raises to $0.20, MP3 raises to $0.50, Hero calls $0.50, 3 folds, MP2 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($1.65) 3, 2, J (3 players)
      MP2 checks, MP3 bets $1.20, Hero calls $1.20, MP2 folds.

      Turn: ($4.05) K (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $1.80, MP3 calls $1.80.

      River: ($7.65) Q (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $4.00, MP3 raises to $8.00, Hero calls $2.50.

      Final Pot: $22.15.

      On a pretty dry board, is the flop call too passive? Looking back now, someone raising 7% of his range is usually pretty strong regardless of the flop, and the fact that he doesn't 3bet 3x the original minraise kind of seems extra strong like he's inviting a call. Do I just raise on pretty much any board hoping to get it in there?
  • 2 replies
    • caltabiano
      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992

      I like flatting here. The board is super dry and you're not really afraid of anything! Since he's probably very strong, you can let him do all the betting for you =) Also, there are never many scare cards to his hands, so you don't have to worry about not being paid off on later streets.
      Don't bet that small on the turn though. He's not folding any of his hands basically.
      And on the river, don't leave that money behind, just shove it! Whatever he's calling $4, he's also calling $6.5 =) Go for maximum value here!!

      By his river minraise, I'll assume he had QQ or KK though :(
    • woopstash
      Joined: 14.01.2010 Posts: 94
      Thanks for the input. True, the turn bet was way too small. And yes, he had QQ. Doh.