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[NL2-NL10] NL4 88 in SB

    • BigAl123456
      Joined: 21.07.2010 Posts: 4,080
      PartyGaming - $0.04 NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      UTG: $5.53
      MP: $5.23
      CO: $1.92
      BTN: $9.05
      Hero (SB): $5.81
      BB: $5.10

      Hero posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.04

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.06) Hero has 8:club: 8:heart:

      fold, MP calls $0.04, fold, fold, Hero calls $0.02, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.12, 3 players) 5:club: 5:heart: J:diamond:
      Hero checks, BB checks, MP checks

      Turn: ($0.12, 3 players) J:club:
      Hero bets $0.06, fold, MP calls $0.06

      River: ($0.24, 2 players) 3:club:
      Hero bets $0.14, MP calls $0.14

      I think im to easily traped.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I raise that preflop as a standard, 88 is too strong against a random limping and the any-two-cards BB to just call and get oudraw. Even if he limp/call most players aren't strong enough that you should worry about playing 88 postflop out of position profitably.

      I like your line postflop, you'll get worse pocket pairs and even A-high to call down sometimes. It's possible BB has 5x sometimes but I doubt any of them has Jx. It's a bit thin but erring on the side on valuebetting when you see value will get you further then erring on the side of being scared.

      Hope it helps.