This is a discussion on $2 NLHE 6-max: What would you do in this spot? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; Yatahay Network - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4
BB: 100 BB
UTG: 114.5 BB
MP: 40 BB
CO: 201.5 BB
PreflopI would make the 3-bet a little larger. 3X is a great size in tournaments but not against a small open raise in a 2NL cash game. Going bigger gives him a worse price to call and try to draw out on you, and it cuts down on his implied odds.
With no spade I prefer to check back and control the size of the pot. Basically I am hoping for a low offsuit card, because this will increase the equity of my hand against his range. On the turn I can then either call and catch some bluffs or protection bets from hands like 88-TT. Or I bet for value, if he check again. If the turn card is the ace of spades, and he bombs the pot, I just fold and let him have this one. As played I would fold to his check-jam. You are essentially drawing dead, if he has a flush, and even if he has a hand like AQ with A of spades, you are behind on equity.
Another example of how bad players are at 2NL. He was probably trying to "protect" his hand, but he actually turned it into a value bluff. If he can have this kind of hand, stacking off obviously becomes a bit better, but this is not something, you want to carry with you to higher limits than 2NL.
re: Poker & $2 NLHE 6-max: What would you do in this spot?
Hello. I think that hero play even good this pocket JJ. I agree with fundiver that 3bet pre flop could be a little bigger, because you are even deep. The flop is friendly for pocket JJ. I think that it is good situation to call his allin on the flop. I see here only one hand in opponent's range that can be better than your pocket JJ, I see here only pocket QQ that could call your 3bet pre flop and play like here I think that KK + should play 4bet pre flop. So I think that on the flop we can have a little hard decision, but I think that it is worth to risk and we can play call his allin on the flop. GL
I see here only one hand in opponent's range that can be better than your pocket JJ, I see here only pocket QQ that could call your 3bet pre flop and play like here I think that KK + should play 4bet pre flop.
The board is monotone, so any hand with two spades in it flopped a flush.