[NL2-NL10] NL10: pair + flushdraw

    • rubysilesia
      rubysilesia
      Silver
      Joined: 03.07.2007 Posts: 351
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      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $11.79
      UTG+2:
      $8.07
      CO:
      $10.36
      MP3:
      $9.90

      0.05/0.10 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with J:spade: , 9:spade:
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.10, MP1 folds, Hero calls $0.10, MP3 raises to $0.50, CO calls $0.50, 3 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.40, Hero calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($2.15) J:diamond: , 2:spade: , 7:spade: (4 players)
      UTG+2 checks, Hero checks, MP3 bets $0.60, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2.00, MP3 folds.

        what to do here? I wanted to make strong move to maximize fold equity

      Final Pot: $4.75
  • 4 replies
    • timukasr
      timukasr
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.05.2007 Posts: 1,820
      That was correct move.
    • Gungunhana
      Gungunhana
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.02.2007 Posts: 429
      Imo you should fold preflop.J9s is not a hand to play from MP. As played I would have called the flop bet and wait for the move on the turn.
    • rubysilesia
      rubysilesia
      Silver
      Joined: 03.07.2007 Posts: 351
      I limp every playable hand from every position on loose and low preflop raise tables. I was thinking about bet or check-raise there. A call is the worst option imo. I have to protect my weak pair against overcards and wanted to get max fold equity. In case I wouldn't hit on the turn I couldn't play aggressive any more and I could be forced to make a call against the odds if overcards appear.
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Hi rubysilesia!

      I think it's played well. If you are sure that you are getting huge implied odds you can call preflop with J9s. The check/raise is fine indeed because you want to maximize your fold equity. Nice hand!

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81