[NL2-NL10] TJ from CO

    • yaku
      yaku
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.12.2006 Posts: 12
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $2.86
      MP2:
      $2.14
      MP3:
      $3.58
      CO (Hero):
      $1.87
      BU:
      $2.05
      SB:
      $2.00
      BB:
      $2.00
      UTG1:
      $2.17
      UTG2:
      $2.02


      Preflop: Hero is CO with T, J.
      4 folds, MP3 calls $0.02, Hero calls $0.02, 2 folds, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.07) 9, 2, A (3 players)
      BB checks, MP3 checks, Hero bets $0.05, BB folds, MP3 calls $0.05.

      Turn: ($0.17) K (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.17) 2 (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $0.08, MP3 raises to $0.16, Hero raises to $0.48, MP3 calls $0.32.

      Final Pot: $1.13.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a flush, ace high(Ts Js).
      MP3 shows a flush, ace high(Qs 5s).

      MP3 wins with a flush, ace high(Qs 5s).
  • 6 replies
    • Chenghao
      Chenghao
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.10.2009 Posts: 274
      dun limp too much , unless you have a reason to do so.

      easiest way to thin out the field and build the pot to lower the stack to pot ratio is to raise.

      typical amounts can be 3 or 4 BB , for NL2 (0.01/0.02) you can even make it $0.10 or 5BB.

      what is your purpose of betting the flop and checking the turn ?

      On the river , when you raise , what hands do you expect will pay you off ?
    • Chenghao
      Chenghao
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.10.2009 Posts: 274
      did u try their strategy guides in the first place before starting to play ?

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/1535/1/ is a good start

      go through all the basic and bronze big stack strategy to get past bronze
    • yaku
      yaku
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.12.2006 Posts: 12
      i'm limping because i want to see a cheap flop with my suited connectors.

      the bet on the flop was kind of a semi-bluff to take the pot, cause both players checked to me.

      you're right, i should have only called the river. think i payed too less attention to the board and what my opponent could have.

      thanks for the feedback.
    • Chenghao
      Chenghao
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.10.2009 Posts: 274
      if u limp with suited connectors how are you going to play the flop/turn/river?

      fit and fold ?

      then i would make notes : limp with pocketpair or suited connector , to fit or fold , cbet him relentlessly and give up if called.


      so when you raise you wouldn't have suited connectors but high poker pairs or random picture cards ?

      that would be too easy to read.

      why would you semi bluff ? whats the purpose ??

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/1594/1/

      silver article you can read about semi bluff when you reach silver

      in summary :

      You semi bluff for

      1) Fold equity , they fold you win the money !
      2) Your chances at improving : your equity of the pot !
      3) Buying free cards : bet F to see free R as they will likely check the T to you when you are IP
      4) Deception , they don't know if u bet with ur set , over pair , straight , flush or your draws.
      5) Protection (lesser but likely if you do have the best hand)
      6)Setting up a 2nd barrel on a scare card e.g. Turned Ace on a QXX rainbow flop


      can be done IP , OOP , at FLOP/TURN
    • Alficor1
      Alficor1
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.06.2010 Posts: 7,291
      For me, limping in LP is like sleeping with my mother - i just dont do it.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Originally posted by yaku
      i'm limping because i want to see a cheap flop with my suited connectors.

      the bet on the flop was kind of a semi-bluff to take the pot, cause both players checked to me.

      you're right, i should have only called the river. think i payed too less attention to the board and what my opponent could have.

      thanks for the feedback.
      very loose tables where people really doesn´t fold anything, limping can´t be too bad, but yeah, generally if you want to play a hand ip then raise to take initiative, biold bigger pot and valuebet or bluff depends on the board types.
      I like your potsflop play. he isn´t really c/f turn too often and you have there J high, so I like taking free card
      You can both just b/c or bet/3-bet river. but if he min-raise he often has there flush, so b/c can be also reasonable