[NL2-NL10] Jam the flop?

    • musabasjoo
      musabasjoo
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.08.2010 Posts: 78
      Villain has just sat down at the table and is unknown to me....

      Should I just be jamming it in here?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3 (Hero):
      $11.42
      CO:
      $5.00
      BU:
      $4.98
      SB:
      $6.16
      BB:
      $6.83


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K, A.
      CO posts deadblind, Hero raises to $0.22, CO calls $0.17, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.51) K, 6, 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.35, CO raises to $0.83, Hero calls $0.48.

      Turn: ($2.17) 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks.

      River: ($2.17) 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.95, Hero calls $0.95.

      Final Pot: $4.07.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of kings(K A).
      CO shows a straight, six high(Q 4).

      CO wins with a straight, six high(Q 4).
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Since it's his first hand I usually won't give him any credit for having better than TPTK. So the two main lines are:

      - hoping he has nothing a lot, we call the flop and check/shove the turn to see if he wants to bluff at it again. you can also call flop c/c turn c/c river if you feel like he's ready to 3-barrel his air.

      - pray he has some piece of the board that he'll never fold and 3-bet for value planning on going broke regardless.

      No real way to know if his raising range is weighted towards pure air or hands with some value, so it's up to your to pick a line and play it through, which you did fine (lead the river usually has no real value since if he had a pair he deemed good enough to raise the flop with, he'd have bet it on the turn or he'll bet it on the river, so he has air quite often and the only way we get value is to have him bluff at us).


      Hope it helps.