[NL2-NL10] NL4 OESD against 5 opps unraised pot

    • Oly0909
      Joined: 08.06.2008 Posts: 843
      Cake - $0.04 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: $1.72
      SB: $1.33
      Hero (UTG): $4.97
      UTG: $2.85
      UTG+1: $1.62
      MP: $0.94
      MP+1: $3.84
      LP: $2.03
      CO: $3.84

      BB posts SB $0.02, Hero posts BB $0.04

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.06) Hero has 8:heart: 6:spade:

      UTG calls $0.04, UTG+1 calls $0.04, fold, MP+1 calls $0.04, LP calls $0.04, fold, fold, SB calls $0.02, Hero checks

      Flop: ($0.24, 6 players) 5:spade: 7:diamond: 3:heart:
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.16, fold, fold, fold, LP calls $0.16, SB calls $0.16

      Turn: ($0.72, 3 players) 6:diamond:
      SB bets $0.49

      I have a hard time playing draws in unraised pot and I really need help with it. I know I should play strong draws aggressive that's why I bet my OESD on Flop, but how much should I bet? Or I should play it passive because of number of players?

      On the Turn looks like he completed his draw, and even if he's not, I can't have nut straight any more, so it looks to me folding is my best option.
  • 2 replies
    • Duudalinja
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      I would bet a bit more (0.20$) on flop. No way playing it passive, you have a solid draw, but I don't expect to win the pot on flop as someone will call with whatever they have (A high, overcards, SD), so you have to be ready fire turn again. In given situation I think in limped pot you'll see 4x/89/48 often, so most likely I would fold turn, because even if improved on river, having 1 card straight just sucks and it may not pay off good enough to justify the call.
      It's just my humble opinion, may be completely wrong.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      since you´re betting against 5 players I think you don´t have to make that too big, since you don´t want to play for stacks and should likely b/f if get raised too big
      So i like your bet size
      I don´t like c/c, since you´re oop and better to keep initiative with draws
      I´d fold turn, since I think you don´t get odds to hit your oesd