[NL2-NL10] NL5 2pr with big raise

    • ILuvBeachVB
      Joined: 17.06.2010 Posts: 375
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      MP3 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 7, 8.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 3 folds, BB raises to $0.70, Hero calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($1.45) 7, 8, A (2 players)
      BB bets $2.10, Hero raises to $9.72, BB calls $7.62.

      Was I too loose here?
  • 4 replies
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Any reads on his min3bet or on his overbet in 3b pots?

      Without any info I think it's fine. You can't fold you two pair and you are getting called by mostly any Ax or FD. So I like it.
    • ILuvBeachVB
      Joined: 17.06.2010 Posts: 375
      no, no reads on villain
    • alenstrat
      Joined: 13.03.2009 Posts: 821
      I think you played right. If you were willing to fold if he shoved you should have only min reraised or called, if you were going all in no matter what that was well played. I'd expect villains range to be Ax. You could only be behind against AA, A8, A7, 77 and 88, all of which are improbable since there is an an A on the board, and you hold one 7 and one 8. His min reraise from bb didn't give you much info to expect better then Ax.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Hard to say, if he's tight he's usually not min3betting much except big pairs, in which case you'll usually get him to fold anything but AA unless he's just ready to get stacked right there for some reason (had to leave, is bored, is frustrated to see Ax with his KK, thinks you're nuts, and so on). If he's min3betting somewhat often he can have more Ax hands in his range and your line will be best unless he's 3betting so damn often that he has a whole bunch of nothing in his range, in which case you might be better off taking forever to call his flop c-bet and then snapcalling a turn jam.

      Hope it helps.