[NL20-NL50] blinds battle

    • Dublimax
      Joined: 22.11.2008 Posts: 2,233
      iPoker - €0.50 NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: €100.60 VP:20/PR:17/AFq:54/3B:6%/4B:8%
      Hero (BB): €69.34
      UTG: €27.03
      MP: €25.18
      CO: €50.00
      BTN: €40.00

      SB posts SB €0.25, Hero posts BB €0.50

      Pre Flop: (€0.75) Hero has 8:diamond: 9:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to €1.50, Hero raises to €4.50, SB raises to €10.50, Hero calls €6.00

      Flop: (€21.00, 2 players) 8:heart: T:club: 2:spade:
      SB checks, Hero bets €14.00, SB calls €14.00

      Turn: (€49.00, 2 players) 6:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets €35.00, SB raises to €70.00, Hero calls €9.84

      River: (€138.68, 2 players) 8:club:

      He had been raising , stealing blinds quite a lot so I 3B. I also suspected he 4B with a somewhat weak hand (which was true but I have to say that was more of a feeling that strong read). Is it still ok to call with 89 or totally trash and I should even think about it? If I suspect he has a weak hand can I 5B shove with 89?

      should I give up or at least C behind on the turn?
  • 2 replies
    • Dublimax
      Joined: 22.11.2008 Posts: 2,233
      Result as follow:
      SB shows JhTs
      BB shows 8d9s

      If you look at his turn push, does it mean that he had me read as f*ck??
      i.e maybe he knew that I would push pre with JJ+ and that he was good?

      Does this mean I have to balance my very strong hands a bit more and not pushing them all the time pre but just call 3B or 4B a bit?
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      if you really had 3-bet him a lot and afraid that he might 4-bet you then better just call pf and play postflop ip
      Once you get 4-bet I think fold is better than call. 89 really isn´t ahead his 4-bet range and you don´t have to play very big pot with marginal hand
      if you want to play for stacks postflop then your play is fine
      If I want to b/c I think betting flop to 11$ to induce bluffraise or shove is better than 14$
      Once you get c/c I think I try to check it down. he may call you donw with ace high but he may also slowplay there overpairs and I think 89 isn´t really the best hand to play for stacks.
      About his play: I think flop c/rai is better once you 4-bet JT. Don´t really want to give too good equity smt like AQ. His plan was likely try to check it down once you c-bet but since you wanted to play for stacks he can´t really get away
      I think flatting aces/kings 4-bets pf is fine play. There can´t me too many bad boards to you and if he is really 4-bet bluffing a lot then he is folding too often if you shove