[NL2-NL10] NL2 - 68o from the BB

    • eViLTip
      eViLTip
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.04.2010 Posts: 26
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      CO:
      $2.00
      BU:
      $0.55
      SB:
      $3.05
      BB (Hero):
      $6.85
      UTG2:
      $0.54
      MP1:
      $1.00
      MP2:
      $4.64
      MP3:
      $1.00


      Preflop: Hero is BB with 6, 8.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, 4 folds, SB calls $0.01, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.06) 5, 8, 5 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.05, MP1 calls $0.05, SB folds.

      Turn: ($0.16) J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.10, MP1 calls $0.10.

      River: ($0.36) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.28, MP1 raises to $0.62, Hero calls $0.34.


      I know that I played bad here, but should I check/fold from turn?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      I think the turn bet is fine against most players, villain could have hearts/67 easily or even overcards that have 6-outs against your hand, so there is still some value to be had and the fact that it's hard to start check/guessing at that point balances out the times you valuecut yourself by betting again.

      On the river I'd check/call, it's pretty much impossible for worse hands to call us at that point, whiffed draws will just fold and if somehow he had a worse pair than ours he's not gonna call again on J turn K river cards. Since most people at nl2 aren't capable of valuebetting worse than Kx there you can be pretty confident in your bluff-catching against a polarized nuts/air range.


      Hope it helps.