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[NL2-NL10] NL2 - Full House

    • thinguitas
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 27
      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with 8, 8.
      UTG raises to $0.16, UTG1 folds, Hero calls $0.16, 5 folds, SB calls $0.14, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.52) T, 8, 3 (3 players)
      SB checks, UTG bets $0.25, Hero raises to $0.70, SB folds, UTG calls $0.45.

      Turn: ($1.92) 7 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $1.22, UTG raises to $4.46(All-In), Hero calls $3.24.

      River: ($10.84) 7 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $10.84.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a full-house, eights full of sevens(8 8).
      UTG shows two pairs, queens and sevens(Q Q).

      Hero wins with a full-house, eights full of sevens(8 8).

      Should I have slowplayed in the flop or was it OK to raise?


  • 2 replies
    • DaPhunk
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Well played. Doing anything other than what you did on this limit would be FPS. (Fancy Play Syndrome)

      Your line also works well higher up as lines like Check/Call flop C/Minraise turn are typical fish MONSTER lines. A flopraise can be a flushdraw or a bluff as well. This is obviously against thinking opponents though so its irrelevant at this limit.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      NH. The only spots where you generally want to slowplay at microstakes are:

      - when you have the board crushed and it's insanely hard for people to have anything. also pay attention to how likely it is that your opponents will improve with their air. read JJ on J72r, it's hard for anybody to have a good piece, but anybody that catches a Q/K/A on the turn will pay off big time, which warrant checking it back or check/calling.

      - when you're up against thinking opponent who will realize how strong you are when you raise. say UTG is a tight reg and the preflop action is the same, flop is A83r. it looks like the A hits UTG a lot, yet you raise the flop anyway and bomb the turn. a sly opponent will realize that being a reg yourself, you're unlikely to do that with Ax and only have sets in your range, thus being able to go away from stuff like AK. whereas if you only call, he'll put you on something like AJ and try to continue valuebetting his TPTK. just make sure this player is good enough to valuebet the river if you're out of position, otherwise check/raise either flop or turn anyway, if he's not going for 3 streets anyway we don't loose anything but forcing the action earlier on.

      Hope it helps.