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[NL2-NL10] 88 vs loose player

    • stevegold87
      Joined: 18.06.2009 Posts: 2,640
      Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.02 BB (8 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from

      BB ($2.59)
      UTG ($2)
      UTG+1 ($0.67)
      MP1 ($2.29)
      Hero (MP2) ($2)
      CO ($2)
      Button ($2)
      SB ($0.77)

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 8, 8
      1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.02, 1 fold, Hero bets $0.06, 2 folds, SB calls $0.05, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.16) 7, 7, 10 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.16, Hero calls $0.16

      Turn: ($0.48) J (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.26, SB raises to $0.55 (All-In), Hero calls $0.29

      River: ($1.58) 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: $1.58 | Rake: $0.10

      That player was very loose and fishy. Is that call ok? Considering his stack size I realise I dont have much of a choice but to call
  • 3 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      I would check behind turn because I have FD + gutshot and 2 cards for 8's full. By betting you indeed have to call his shove, but that is the reason I would check behind. You have outs but are almost never ahead of what he shoves and with 1 card to come your chances aren't that big as he may have a made flush or a better FD.
    • Duudalinja
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      Checking back the turn is best choice, because you may be already dead if he donked flop with FD and you are behind any hand he shoves there. So overall I would give up at this point and c/f unless river is 8 or 9d.
      On the other hand I'm thinking that donking potsize on flop looks strong and against player who donks really rarely I may even fold. This shouldn't be the case against such a loose guy, but problem with calling flop is that you can't give yourself too much implied odds as he just doesn't have money in his stack to do that and that makes calling with gutshot+2outs a bit speculative on fact that he's fish and he could donk anything.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I´d shove on the flop
      You´re often ahead there. he may easily be bluffing and I think you shouldn ´t fold shortstack hand that has enough showdown value
      Turn: you may check back and call river bet, but as you have showdown value and overall good equity I don´t mind b/c since he has a little more than potsize left