[NL2-NL10] NL10 - It feels so good to run well...

    • Mystrapoker
      Mystrapoker
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      Joined: 19.09.2007 Posts: 80
      Those two hands were like 1 minute apart...

      1)

      0.05/0.10 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 7:spade: , 6:heart:
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.10, MP1 calls $0.10, MP2 calls $0.10, 3 folds, SB calls $0.05, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.50) 8:heart: , 4:heart: , 5:diamond: (5 players)
      SB bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.20, UTG+2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.30, MP2 folds, SB calls $0.20, Hero raises to $1.00, MP1 calls $0.70, SB calls $0.70.

        I was stupid on the flop, I should have raised more, could have lost all my stack if an heart had hit the board...

      Turn: ($3.50) 8:club: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.90 (All-In), MP1 calls $0.90, SB calls $0.90.

      River: ($6.20) 4:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, MP1 checks.

      Final Pot: $6.20

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      SB shows [ Td, Ac ] two pairs, Eights and Fours
      MP1 shows [ 9h, Th ] two pairs, Eights and Fours
      Hero shows [ 7s, 6h ] a straight Four to Eight
      Hero wins $5.89 USD with a straight, Four to Eight.


      2)

      0.05/0.10 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A:heart: , 2:heart:
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.10, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.10, Hero calls $0.10, CO folds, BU calls $0.10, SB calls $0.05, BB checks.

        Yeah stupid call, felt like it because of the limpers the flush was worth chasing...

      Flop: ($0.60) 4:club: , Q:heart: , 8:heart: (6 players)
      SB checks, BB folds, UTG+2 checks, MP2 bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10, BU folds, SB calls $0.10, UTG+2 calls $0.10.

        Too bad you didn't ruin my pots odds...

      Turn: ($1.00) 9:heart: (4 players)
      SB checks, UTG+2 bets $0.30, MP2 raises to $0.60, Hero raises to $0.90, 2 folds, MP2 raises to $1.20, Hero calls $0.30.

        Trapping is fun...

      River: ($3.70) K:diamond: (2 players)
      MP2 bets $1.50, Hero raises to $3.00, MP2 raises to $4.16 (All-In), Hero calls $1.16.

      Final Pot: $12.02

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP2 shows [ Jc, Kc ] a pair of Kings
      Hero shows [ Ah, 2h ] a flush, Ace high
      Hero wins $11.42 USD with a flush, Ace high.


      Feels nice, I finally have much over the profit mark on partypoker. Was about time... Dont worry I dont do that often, I will only call 1B if there are several callers before me AND I am on the button with connectors, or suited ace-rags or medium/low pocket pairs...

      I was sick of winning only small pots with the SSS, so I decided I would continue to stick to it, but I would call for 1BB when the SSS tells me to fold and plays some more hands on the button...

      I guess your going to tell me is that the danger with this is that if I call with 99, and the flop come 257 then Im going to think I have the best hand because I have an overpair for example. But I know better, I improved since I signed here and I know I won't do that, for me 99 on that flop would be the 6th best hand, so I would check/fold it unless Im first to talk (then I would make a c-bet and then check/fold). Because I know thats what dangerous with those kind of hands...

      Same with suited ace-rags if the flop comes A84, I know for example that my A-7 is the 7th Ace-kicker hand, so its a trash hand...
  • 3 replies
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
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      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      Hand 1.)
      Like you said, do not min-raise here but Bet at least Pot if not go All-In. Any FD, Straight / Straightdraw, Set, Two Pair and Overpair will call you here.


      Hand 2.)
      Why are you playing Big Stack here? Even as a BSS that would be a fold preflop. Like played bet more on the Turn and go All-In against further action.
    • Mystrapoker
      Mystrapoker
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      Joined: 19.09.2007 Posts: 80
      Those hands were like 1 minute apart, I was going to leave when the blinds reach me. With 4.50$ I decided to call 1BB in hand 2...
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
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      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      Still its better to fold here Hand 2.) when you have no experience how to play with a bigger stack. But then like played is was good.