This site uses cookies to improve your browsing experience. By continuing to browse the website, you accept such cookies. For more details and to change your settings, see our Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy. Close

[NL2-NL10] NL2 - How could I avoid those suckouts?

    • dondiego2000
      Joined: 25.08.2010 Posts: 84
      I played 2 weak hands lately that turned out to be very good before the river card twice gave the nuts to my opponent.

      How could I have played differently to avoid those situations? Or was it just simply bad luck?

      Hand #1

      Full Tilt - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3:

      UTG+1: $0.79
      MP: $2.00
      MP+1: $2.16
      LP: $3.47
      CO: $1.47
      Hero (BU): $3.47
      Villain (SB): $2.11
      BB: $0.93
      UTG: $0.81

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has 7:club: 8:club:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.08, Villain calls $0.07, fold

      Flop: ($0.18, 2 players) 7:diamond: Q:spade: 8:heart:
      Villain checks, Hero bets $0.10, Villain calls $0.10

      Turn: ($0.38, 2 players) T:spade:
      Villain checks, Hero bets $0.20, Villain calls $0.20

      River: ($0.78, 2 players) A:club:
      Villain bets $0.52, Hero calls $0.52

      Villain shows T:club: A:spade: (Two Pair, Aces and Tens)
      Hero mucks 7:club: 8:club: (Two Pair, Eights and Sevens)
      Villain wins $1.70

      Hand #2

      Full Tilt - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3:

      BB: $4.02
      UTG: $2.37
      UTG+1: $1.27
      MP: $2.10
      MP+1: $2.02
      Villain (CO): $2.00
      BTN: $2.42
      Hero (SB): $1.96

      Hero posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02, Villain posts DB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.05) Hero has Q:diamond: 9:heart:

      fold, UTG+1 calls $0.02, MP calls $0.02, fold, CO checks, BTN calls $0.02, Hero calls $0.01, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.12, 6 players) Q:spade: 5:club: 6:diamond:
      Hero bets $0.08, fold, fold, fold, CO calls $0.08, fold

      Turn: ($0.28, 2 players) Q:heart:
      Hero bets $0.20, CO calls $0.20

      River: ($0.68, 2 players) 8:diamond:
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.34, Hero calls $0.34

      CO shows 8 :spade: 8 :club: :club: :club: (Full House, Eights full of Queens)
      Hero mucks Q:diamond: 9:heart: (Three of a Kind, Queens)
      CO wins $1.27
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      just sometimes fishes get good cards that beat your hand on the river.
      That is part of the poker and you have to deal with it. Good thing that other 90% you get value your hands and they pay you out with worse hands. That should compensate times when they outdraw you :)
      Both hands you played fine and standard