This is another pretty ridiculous hand from NL2. But I think there are still some important points to note. In the future I will post a variety of more common spots as well as hands from higher stakes.
Quick Side note before I post the hand:
People often ask me how I maintain such a high winrate at these stakes. Honestly, sit with guys like the villains in this hand a lot. Preferably have them on your right.
This advice will do far more for your “game” than any strategy tips that I could possibly offer you. Or anything that you will learn on a training site, forum or read in a book.
- MP is a 37/5/2 Fish
- SB is a 92/25/3 Maniac
Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 7 Players
Hero (BB): $5.20
Pre-Flop: T T dealt to Hero (BB)
2 folds, MP calls $0.02, 2 folds, SB calls $0.01, Hero???
How would you proceed from here? Raise? If so how much? Check?
Please let me know your thoughts below in the comments. Ideally, I would like to get a couple replies before I post the next stage of each hand.
I have disabled moderation so that comments will appear instantly from now on which will hopefully generate more discussion. I still have anonymous commenting disabled however. Its just easier for me (and others) if you leave a name. You don't need to have a blog or anything. Just a simple Google or OpenID account.
Hero raises to $0.16, MP folds, SB calls $0.14
Flop: ($0.34) T 4 6 (2 Players)
SB bets $0.52, Hero???
Just call? Raise? If so how much?
Hero calls $0.52
Turn: ($1.38) 8 (2 Players)
SB bets $3.40 and is All-In, Hero calls $3.40
River: ($8.18) 3 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
Results: $8.18 Pot ($0.40 Rake)
SB showed K 8 and LOST (-$4.07 NET)
Hero showed T T and WON $7.78 (+$3.72 NET)