[NL20-NL50] NL25: weak two-pair

    • Luupainaja
      Luupainaja
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.03.2010 Posts: 1,148
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $26,99
      UTG2:
      $30,82
      Hero:
      $48,32
      MP2:
      $14,45

      0,1/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 5:diamond: , 6:diamond:
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0,25, Hero calls $0,25, MP2 raises to $0,75, 4 folds, BB calls $0,50, UTG2 calls $0,50, Hero calls $0,50.

      Flop: ($3,10) 6:club: , 3:diamond: , 5:spade: (4 players)
      BB checks, UTG2 bets $1,50, Hero raises to $4,00, 2 folds, UTG2 calls $2,50.

      Turn: ($11,10) Q:spade: (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($11,10) K:diamond: (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $11,10

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, sixes and fives (5d 6d)
      UTG2 shows a pair of fours (4d 4s)

      Hero wins with two pairs, sixes and fives (5d 6d)

      Should I bet on the turn and/or river? I didn't bet because of (1) the pot control and (2) inducing bets on the river from weaker hands.
  • 3 replies
    • N0pr3s3n7
      N0pr3s3n7
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 14.05.2009 Posts: 1,275
      Definitely bet turn and even river , in my opinion with these stats UTG 2 is super super super polaraised between low pocket pairs 22,33,44 and maybe 55 and some suited connectors such as 78 , 65 , 34 etc because of his LIMP/call

      On the flop since he didn't reraise you all in (in this case i'd say he is 99% of the time having a set) and didn't bet turn or river you are GREATLY in front of him.
      Other thing is that you can get value from his hand only at turn and never at river.


      But think about , why do you raise if you don't bet turn after this? This should be done ONLY if some bad card come for you e.g. 2,4,7.Since he doesn't go all in on flop he is 90% of the time holding some draw and maybe 10% some 2 pairs he don't want to go all in with.
    • Gabinr1
      Gabinr1
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.04.2009 Posts: 7,755
      Bet Turn for protection and value, $7 would be ok.


      Originally posted by N0pr3s3n7
      Definitely bet turn and even river , in my opinion with these stats UTG 2 is super super super polaraised between low pocket pairs 22,33,44 and maybe 55 and some suited connectors such as 78 , 65 , 34 etc because of his LIMP/call

      On the flop since he didn't reraise you all in (in this case i'd say he is 99% of the time having a set) and didn't bet turn or river you are GREATLY in front of him.
      Other thing is that you can get value from his hand only at turn and never at river.


      But think about , why do you raise if you don't bet turn after this? This should be done ONLY if some bad card come for you e.g. 2,4,7.Since he doesn't go all in on flop he is 90% of the time holding some draw and maybe 10% some 2 pairs he don't want to go all in with.
      +1
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I would bet 7$ on the turn and put him all-in on the river
      It is very likely he has there one pair hand and you should get maximum equity with your two pair hand