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88 from EP

    • kiromanAAKK
      Joined: 08.10.2009 Posts: 4,022
      I have tried to play this hand accord to the chart of but did I play this hand right?

      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, 0 Tournament, 10/20 Blinds (9 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from

      saw flop | saw showdown

      MP2 (t1500)
      MP3 (t7650)
      CO (t1470)
      Button (t1440)
      SB (t1480)
      BB (t1460)
      Hero (UTG) (t1480)
      UTG+1 (t3030)
      MP1 (t1500)

      Hero's M: 49.33

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with 8, 8
      Hero bets t80, 5 folds, Button raises to t140, 1 fold, BB calls t120, Hero calls t60

      Flop: (t430) 4, K, 9 (3 players)
      BB bets t20, Hero calls t20, Button raises to t120, BB calls t100, Hero folds

      Turn: (t690) A (2 players)
      BB checks, Button bets t200, BB calls t200

      River: (t1090) 5 (2 players)
      BB checks, Button bets t980 (All-In), BB calls t980

      Total pot: t3050

      Thx :heart:
  • 4 replies
    • muebarek
      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 532
      seems fine. standard open with 88 from utg, some players advocate limping here, i personally prefer the raise. then the min3bet gives you good enough odds to setmine against BUs range which will be superstrong on average.

      flop is standard as well. i hate calling 20 but you can't fold for that prize. after the raise you're done with it since you have 2 outs at best.

      wouldn't be surprised to see BU show up with AA or KK (maybe AK)
    • jass1960
      Joined: 15.04.2010 Posts: 709
      Originally posted by muebarek

      wouldn't be surprised to see BU show up with AA or KK (maybe AK)
      or 33 :D
    • curnow
      Joined: 10.10.2007 Posts: 1,039
      with mid pocket pairs your hoping to flop set so would tend to limp with low blinds & fold when blinds are lot higher

      flop looks fine , its the implied odds that makes this playable
    • Tiltberger
      Joined: 23.06.2005 Posts: 28,280
      really nh. I tend to make 3bb openraises with midpairs in early phase but i guess 4bbs are fine. You have get the right pot odds to call the rr for your set.
      You don't hit it, calling the minbet is fine and against action you have to fold there!

      the big advantage in openraising every pp in this phase that you most players don't give you the set, because they tend to limp smallish pocketpairs!