[NL2-NL10] 88 vs a donkey

    • SiXAT
      SiXAT
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.09.2008 Posts: 263
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Known players:
      BB:
      $2.38
      MP3:
      $1.63
      CO (Hero):
      $7.45
      BU:
      $3.62
      SB:
      $0.68

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 8, 8.
      MP3 raises to $0.06, Hero calls $0.06, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.15) 6, 2, 4 (2 players)
      MP3 bets $0.08, Hero raises to $0.24, MP3 calls $0.16.

      Turn: ($0.63) A (2 players)
      MP3 bets $0.24, Hero calls $0.24.

      River: ($1.11) 9 (2 players)
      MP3 bets $0.32, Hero calls $0.32.

      Final Pot: $1.75.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of eights(8s 8h).

      MP3 shows high card ace(Qs Td).

      Hero wins with a pair of eights(8s 8h).
  • 3 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      As you are IP I don't like your raise on the flop. I'd rather call and let just let him bet worse like 33, 55, 77. By raising on the flop you are left with a bluff catcher... and a very thin bluff catcher when the A hits on the turn. But his bets are small enough to justify calling both turn and river I guess.
    • Duudalinja
      Duudalinja
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      I wouldn't raise flop just because like EmanuelC16 said - to keep worse hands in and let them keep betting.
      And I would call turn/river given his bet sizing.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I think raising flop is reasonable with your overpair
      and then calling down is also fine
      he should have there enough worse hands