[NL2-NL10] NL2 66 on the BTN

    • BigAl123456
      BigAl123456
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.07.2010 Posts: 4,080
      PartyGaming - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: $2.47
      BB: $0.91
      UTG: $1.18
      UTG+1: $1.47
      MP: $2.00
      MP+1: $0.74
      LP: $2.00
      CO: $2.98
      Hero (BTN): $2.22

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has 6:spade: 6:diamond:

      fold, fold, MP raises to $0.08, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls $0.08, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.19, 2 players) 4:heart: K:spade: 6:heart:
      MP bets $0.12, Hero raises to $0.36, fold

      Hero wins $0.41

      Is it better just to call on the flop?
  • 2 replies
    • fryandspicy
      fryandspicy
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.05.2010 Posts: 440
      Probably the raise is fine. He's going to give up on the turn most of the time anyway if he has nothing and the flush could hit making your life hard if he did barrel it.

      On the other hand the reraise here wouldn't get kings to fold, nor the flush draw, and probably many middle pairs would call and put you on a bluff. People who fold their middle pairs here don't barrel with them if you call anyway. A reraise on the flop looks much weaker than a reraise on the turn in my opinion.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,

      Originally posted by fryandspicy
      Probably the raise is fine. He's going to give up on the turn most of the time anyway if he has nothing and the flush could hit making your life hard if he did barrel it.

      On the other hand the reraise here wouldn't get kings to fold, nor the flush draw, and probably many middle pairs would call and put you on a bluff. People who fold their middle pairs here don't barrel with them if you call anyway. A reraise on the flop looks much weaker than a reraise on the turn in my opinion.
      This. Most regs aren't bluffing/valuebetting enough at microstakes to warrant you taking slow lines with sets on the flop, because they won't put enough money in the pot on their own, and if you want to get a lot of money in you'll have to raise somewhere. And the later you do it, the more likely you won't be able to because villain won't bet and the stronger it will look.


      Hope it helps.