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[NL2-NL10] NL5 - 66 vs minibets

    • psydreamer
      Joined: 24.01.2010 Posts: 88
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.05(BB) Replayer
      SB ($4.95)
      BB ($3.47)
      UTG ($5.52)
      UTG+1 ($4.23)
      UTG+2 ($1.58)
      MP1 ($1.75)
      MP2 ($5.86)
      CO ($5.05)
      Hero ($5)

      Dealt to Hero 6:club: 6:heart:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.10, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls $0.10, fold, BB calls $0.05

      FLOP ($0.32) T:spade: 4:spade: Q:heart:

      BB checks, UTG+1 bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10, BB raises to $0.20, UTG+1 folds, Hero calls $0.10

      TURN ($0.82) T:spade: 4:spade: Q:heart: 5:heart:

      BB bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10

      RIVER ($1.02) T:spade: 4:spade: Q:heart: 5:heart: 3:spade:

      BB bets $0.05, Hero calls $0.05

      do i need to raise here or calling is good ?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Fold the flop, twice. It's just not worth the trouble. You're sandwiched between two guys who are obviously bad, on one of the drawiest boards that hit any and all middle+broadway cards somehow. Even if you're ahead you can't take the heat on later streets assuming your hand holds, and stuff like AJ will draw out on you like 40% of the time anyway.

      Just think as "showdown value" in the sense of "My hand rates to be ahead of villain's range AND it's likely I get to see a showdown". If you feel you have the best hand a bit more often than the pot odds dictate you need, but it's likely villain is going to bet again on both turn and river while having 40% to draw out on you, you just don't have showdown value.

      Hope it helps.