[NL2-NL10] NL2 - J9s from the BB

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

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9, J.
      CO posts deadblind, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.02, MP3 folds, CO checks, BU folds, SB calls $0.01, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.08) A, T, 9 (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP2 checks, CO checks.

      Turn: ($0.08) 6 (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP2 checks, CO checks.

      River: ($0.08) J (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.06, MP2 raises to $0.12, CO folds, SB folds, Hero raises to $0.32, MP2 raises to $0.52, Hero calls $0.20.

      Final Pot: $1.12.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, jacks and nines(9 J).
      MP2 shows a straight, ace high(Q K).

      MP2 wins with a straight, ace high(Q K).

      When should I identified that his stronger? At the river value 0.12 bet?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Well just at it differently and think about what worse hands he can possibly call your 3-bet with that he plays like that. If he had Ax you'd expect him to start betting soon and why would he minraise the river if he was too scared to even bet with it earlier, if he's on a random bluff he won't call you 3-bet. If he has two pairs it's likely JT that beats you, if he has anything else he beats you as well. So you're basically reraising in a spot where you can't get called by worse hands anyway, so just don't :)

      Once he min4bets you beat nothing but a bluff and frankly you won't see many maniacal fish just wait until the river to suddenly minraise/min4bet you with complete air, so even tho you get good odds I think you're crushed the vast majority of the time.

      Hope it helps.