[NL2-NL10] Pocket nines

    • Alficor1
      Alficor1
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.06.2010 Posts: 7,291
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1:
      $5.37
      UTG2:
      $6.38
      MP1:
      $4.94
      MP2:
      $1.54
      MP3:
      $12.60
      CO:
      $5.62
      BU:
      $5.30
      SB:
      $7.34
      BB (Hero):
      $6.96


      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9, 9.
      5 folds, CO raises to $0.15, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($0.32) 6, 3, Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.28, Hero raises to $0.56, CO raises to $0.84, Hero calls $0.28.

      Turn: ($2) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $1.20, Hero raises to $5.00, CO calls $3.43.

      River: ($11.63) 3 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $11.63.

      Results follow:

      CO shows two pairs, kings and threes(Ks Kh).
      Hero shows a full-house, nines full of threes(9s 9d).

      Hero wins with a full-house, nines full of threes(9s 9d).


      I made a bad call on the flop and i admit that. I want to ask you, how do you deal with these min-reraises? I mean, can i really fold getting like 6 to 1?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Well he's probably going to bet again on the turn, especially you're out of position and you'll be forced to check to him, so even if you happened to be ahead it's going to be a real pain to get to showdown. And when you're behind, you have around 3-outs, so you need like 15:1 to see the turn, and around 7.5:1 to see both turn and river assuming he gives you the river for free, which he often won't.

      So in short if he's not bluffing you're not getting the right price to stick around even with 6:1 pot odds, and even if he is bluffing sometimes, you're not going to be able to see a showdown without paying off more bets, which your hand can't really stand unless you're deeply convinced he's full of shit.


      Hope it helps.