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86s 2NL Zoom from CO vs the Blinds

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  • 86s 2NL Zoom from CO vs the Blinds

    Hand I played this morning. I'll try to keep this short rather than rambling on like I normally do. 86s, playable hand, mostly raised because the micros are filled with people who fold too much and those who call too much. Blinds are unknown for the most part but after this hand have both played 2/3. Pre, good hand to raise with, for the 'playable hand' reason? Flop, against the donkbet, should I just be raising here or should I be shoving? I have top two but it can be easily counterfeited if someone has an overpair and didnt raise it pre. I'm behind sets of course. EDIT: Should we ever be folding against unknowns? Turn, easy stack off? Nothing much would appear to have changed from the flop.

  • #2
    Hi bhoy,

    Shoving the flop seems likely to cut off our value from some worse hands that would call our raise to .39c... but it's honestly not bad (probably) in 2nl because the looser players there tend to call off with hands that don't warrant playing for stacks. In other words, I think shoving is a mistake, but at this stake the villains might make even bigger mistakes.

    Not thrilled V2 donked all in on the turn, but V3 seems likely to be chasing (if he's flatting everything to trap then good on him) so I see no reason not to move him all in now and create a side pot for the times he's chasing and misses, he won't pay us when he bricks the river and if he's got 8x the river card is likely to scare him.

    I think you played it fine.
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    • #3
      Thanks Dave, the result, well, it wasn't exactly what I was expecting:

      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot $5.01 Main pot $2.75. Side pot $2.08. | Rake $0.18
      Board [6d 4d 8h 3s Jd]
      Seat 1: - (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 2: Villain 2 (small blind) showed [9c 4c] and lost with a pair of Fours
      Seat 3: Villain 3 (big blind) showed [8s 5s] and lost with a pair of Eights
      Seat 4: - folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 5: - folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 6: bhoylegend showed [6c 8c] and won ($4.83) with two pair, Eights and Sixes

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      • #4
        This hand perfectly demostrates why beating 2NL is all about finding value and almost never bluffing, because people don't fold!

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