How to Win at Poker!

From a hand discussed in the comments of the last post.

Expert analysis below in blue.

Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 8 Players

MP2: $3.18
CO: $0.74
BTN: $2
SB: $3.31
Hero (BB): $5.05
UTG: $1.17
UTG+1: $2.24
MP1: $2.98

Pre-Flop: 8 8 dealt to Hero (BB)

4 folds, CO raises to $0.04, BTN calls $0.04, SB folds, Hero calls $0.02

Flop: ($0.13) 8 8 T (3 Players)

Hero checks, CO bets $0.06, BTN calls $0.06, Hero calls $0.06

Make sure you flop quads.

Turn: ($0.31) 6 (3 Players)

Hero checks, CO checks, BTN bets $0.12, Hero calls $0.12, CO calls $0.12


River: ($0.67) Q (3 Players)

Hero checks, CO checks, BTN bets $0.24, Hero raises to $4.83 and is All-In, CO folds, BTN calls $1.54 and is All-In

Make sure there is a nit in the hand who plays his overpair really badly. Wait for him to hit his top boat on the river. Check raise all in!

Results: $4.23 Pot ($0.21 Rake)

BTN showed Q Q and LOST (-$2 NET)

Hero showed 8 8 and WON $4.02 (+$2.04 NET)


  1. Not sure about the expert that analized this?? LOL ... well played sir, well played . Glad to see your doing well NATHANE :} . Also hows Merge going ???

  2. Hehe, yes very technical hand. Glad I could be of help. I don't play much on Merge anymore. Seemed overly nitty the few times I did.

  3. lol, i really should of folded the turn with my KK...not sure if you call a flush draw twice on paired board but i guess it was quads or u had 8 10 or the flush draw, but then again the super nit could of had 10s full lol. If roles were reversed and u had the KK and i flat the other guys turn bet would u over call KK there?

  4. betidiots: i think blackrain would raise more pre and b/f every street :)

    nice hand

  5. Basically what Roman said. Except I wouldn't be folding at any point during the hand.


    1) I have KK

    2) I only started the hand with 37 bb's.

  6. no comment about opening raise sizes..... :)