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[NL2-NL10] how to play middle pair in between 2 players?

    • 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 (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $12.57
      SB:
      $15.30
      BB (Hero):
      $10.00
      UTG2:
      $12.58
      MP1:
      $13.46
      MP2:
      $9.56
      MP3:
      $10.00
      CO:
      $13.19


      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9, Q.
      2 folds, MP2 calls $0.10, 3 folds, SB calls $0.05, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.3) T, 9, 4 (3 players)
      SB bets $0.20, Hero raises to $0.90, MP2 folds, SB calls $0.70.

      Turn: ($2.1) K (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.10, SB calls $1.10.

      River: ($4.3) T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $4.3.
  • 2 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I would likely just fold on the flop
      No reason to believe sb is leading there light and you have second pair which likely isn´t good
      you can put pressure to his hand, don´t really see too much reason for that if you can just fold on the flop
    • AmAsu
      AmAsu
      Basic
      Joined: 02.08.2010 Posts: 33
      A lot of reasons not to do what you did - limped pot (i.e. people can have even the funkiest of hands), sb donks into 2 players (i.e. bigger streght, usually, than donking into a lone opponent), and you also have the unknown quantity behind you (i.e. maybe the sb is donking with a weak T - which you're trying to get him off of - but MP2 could, and will, now and then, wake up with 44 or T9 and there goes your 90 cents).

      So fold and get to the next hand, with a better hand and a better situation.