[NL2-NL10] NL25 - 77 on a Paired Board

    • Kknight
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (8 handed)

      UTG+1 ($3.65)
      MP1 ($31.20)
      MP2 ($24.75)
      CO ($24.65)
      Button ($25.70)
      Hero ($5.10)
      BB ($28.70)
      UTG ($9.15)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 7:heart: , 7:spade: .
      UTG calls $0.25, [color:#666666]5 folds[/color], [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $1.5[/color], BB calls $1.25, UTG calls $1.25.

      Flop: ($4.50) 5:diamond: , J:heart: , J:diamond: [color:#0000FF](3 players)[/color]
      Hero checks, BB checks, [color:#CC3333]UTG bets $0.5[/color], Hero folds, BB folds.

      Final Pot: $4.50

      This was another tough spot for me. On the one hand, the paired board can be good for me since it is less likely that it hit my opponents and there's technically only one overcard to my pocket pair. On the other, I'm OOP against two opponents and hands like AJ, KJ, QJ, and even JT are possible holdings for my opponents...not to mention 88, 99, TT. These factors led me to play check/fold. The $0.50 bet into a $4.50 pot seems like a weak stab though...should I call that and hope to spike a 7 on the turn? 10-to-1 pot odds...possibly drawing to 2 outs, so 22.5-to-1 against hitting and I may or may not get any more money out of him if I do hit.

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