[NL2-NL10] nl10 - 88 well played?

    • johnylee
      johnylee
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2009 Posts: 132
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $4.89
      MP2:
      $10.42
      MP3:
      $14.53
      CO:
      $11.09
      BU (Hero):
      $10.00
      SB:
      $5.80


      Preflop: Hero is BU with 8, 8.
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $1.05, 2 folds, CO calls $0.75.

      Flop: ($2.25) 6, 7, 2 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $1.60, CO raises to $6.80, Hero raises to $8.95, CO calls $2.15.

      Turn: ($20.15) 9 (2 players)


      River: ($20.15) 8 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $20.15.
  • 3 replies
    • minihulk22
      minihulk22
      Global
      Joined: 05.09.2009 Posts: 140
      Don't post the results , they may influence the analysys of your play , u don't need to care if u lost or u won this hand , u just wanna know if your play was ok , not the immediate result .
      On the play ... if he raise light from the CO it's ok to 3bet him , but I would not 3bet him w/ 88 , I think TT+ and AJ+ . I would not call his big re-raise , he could open and called 3bet w/ PP , suited connectors and I think it's +EV to fold to his massive raise
    • yeahyoung0312
      yeahyoung0312
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.12.2009 Posts: 340
      Originally posted by minihulk22
      On the play ... if he raise light from the CO it's ok to 3bet him , but I would not 3bet him w/ 88 , I think TT+ and AJ+ . I would not call his big re-raise , he could open and called 3bet w/ PP , suited connectors and I think it's +EV to fold to his massive raise
      Agree. Nut FD is probably the only hand in villain's ch-raise range you had coin-flip equity there.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      That's why you usually don't 3-bet 88 in position without extensive history at microstakes, especially against 100bb+ guys making a 3x raise, indicating they could very well be regs. Often their calling range out of position will be ahead of 88, which means you're just screwed on many flops unless you flop like Axy/Kxy when they have 99-QQ and you c-bet they fold, which you don't need 88 to do. You can play crap like 54s just the same, so if you wanna 3-bet somewhat lighter, just do it with 54s/A2s type stuff and keep your 88 type hands in your calling range.

      On the flop like they said you crush nothing, even flushdraws have two overcards very very often and the rest of the time he'll show you sets/overpairs, so you're flipping/dead. I'd fold and blame myself for 3-betting.


      Hope it helps.