[NL2-NL10] middle pair AI

    • cutegoldfish
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

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      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with T, T.
      Hero raises to $0.40, 4 folds, SB calls $0.35, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.9) 8, 8, J (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.50, SB raises to $1.00, Hero raises to $11.96, SB calls $5.05.

      Turn: ($18.91) Q (2 players)

      River: ($18.91) 3 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $18.91.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, tens and eights(Td Ts).
      SB shows three of a kind, eights(9h 8h).

      SB wins with three of a kind, eights(9h 8h).

      opponent is known to be loose and really aggressive. i thought that the check-raise could be full of crap and decided that my pockets were goodon the dry board.
  • 3 replies
    • johnbeattie85
      Joined: 11.09.2008 Posts: 716
      It's much better to call flop with TT if you think he has enough pure bluffs in his range. Shoving you are never getting called by worse and only have two outs.
    • edi9999
      Joined: 03.11.2008 Posts: 1,387
      You're maybe right that you're ahead on the flop but pushing is not the solution.

      Calling is better cause the bluffs aren't scared by your bets in this case.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      What they said :) By shoving over you blow him off all bluffs and you pay the price instantly by getting 100bb in as a huge underdog. If you think he's full of shit very often, just bluff-catch in position if you have some idea of just how far you think he's planning to take it.

      The reason I say that is because if you're unsure how what he's doing all the way you'll usually end up making big mistakes like calling down against a guy who's never bluffing the turn after you call the flop, or calling flop/turn just to fold the river against a guy who's always taking his bluffs to the end. So if you just don't know what to expect, you're better off swallowing your pride and just folding the flop with hands that have no hope of improving ever.

      Hope it helps.