[NL2-NL10] raise for value?

    • cutegoldfish
      cutegoldfish
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $8.51
      UTG1:
      $10.00
      UTG2:
      $9.01
      MP1:
      $10.15
      MP2:
      $10.55
      MP3 (Hero):
      $13.51
      CO:
      $12.26
      BU:
      $3.60
      SB:
      $10.00


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, K.
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 3 folds, BB calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($0.85) 9, K, 5 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.70, BB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.95.


      opponent is loose with 66% vpip. 32 hands. looks like a fish. what to do in this hand? he really couldnt hit much on the board, neither does he have many outs if he was going to go for a 2 pair. if i raise for value, he is unlikely to hold the K and fold, yet if i call and give him a cheap card, he might hit his 2 pair. i was thinking i could raise but a smaller amount to sucker him in.
  • 2 replies
    • Duudalinja
      Duudalinja
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      I think it's fine. You have a hand you want go get value with and you can't let him slip through flop with minbet. He may not have any hand, he may have something - but you don't wanna give him free cards overall. Your hand is good, but not invincible.
    • caltabiano
      caltabiano
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992
      Hey!

      I'd raise smaller. As a rule of thumb, you can treat a mindonkbet as a check.

      In this flop for example, if you were going to bet 60c as a cbet, just raise him to 60c. ;-)


      He can still call with many hands, such as Kx, 9x, gutshots



      Cheers!