This is a discussion on $4 NLHE Full Ring: spots like this kill me. within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; My current stats over 2K hands is PFR 11, VPIP 15.
The villain stats were PFR 46, VPIP 67.
Hero (UTG) ($4.45)
Why go in when there is possible completed straights and flushes on the board? J call or fold. Also, bet bigger on the flop and turn, 1/2 pot size bets are giving odds for a straight or flush draw to call you down and draw out, try betting 3/4 to pot size on a flop like this.
9th February 2014, 5:23 PM
Poker at: Allofthem
I agree, bet bigger on the flop and turn, check the river and if he leads out big fold it. Your hand isn't that strong on a board like this, even vs an opponent like that.
9th February 2014, 6:16 PM
Online Poker at: ACR/WPN
You gotta think about your hand strength and how much you wanna play for and how many BBs deep you both are.
Your both ~100bbs deep, and you have top pair on a scary board. Do you really want to play stack for stack with just one pair? Think about it..
This is a cash, so you shouldn't really be getting it all-in with just 1 pair... if it was a tournament you probably would, but would have less than 50BBs most likely.
9th February 2014, 7:13 PM
Poker at: Black Chip
Game: NL hold em
re: Poker & $4 NLHE Full Ring: spots like this kill me.
Thanks for the advise. I sometimes fall too much in love with pairs, especially against people I think are fish. It is something I need to work on.
11th February 2014, 6:30 PM
You might want to consider his vpip/pfr beyond just that they show he's loose. He didn't pfr on 1/3 of the hands he has played. If this was because he limped and/or limped behind a lot, it may indicate he's a different kind of loose player than if he has those same stats from limping less and calling a lot of open-raises. The latter seems more likely to show up with the hand he did.