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Hot $3.30 Turbo, Can I fold 2 pairs?

Hot $3.30 Turbo, Can I fold 2 pairs? - Mon Aug 18, 2014, 06:50 AM
adikumar2010's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
It is Hot $3.30 Turbo. I don't know why but I think I should fold my 2 pairs?

I wanted to raise 4x preflop but I didn't see limp that's why I raised 3x preflop.

PokerStars Hand #120261517709: Tournament #954590095, $3.00+$0.30 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level II (15/30) - 2014/08/18 16:09:31 IST [2014/08/18 6:39:31 ET]
Table '954590095 63' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: 2laDonatello (3000 in chips)
Seat 2: LimpChimp (2950 in chips)
Seat 3: adikumar2010 (3265 in chips)
Seat 4: YUGIOHPWNZZZ (2925 in chips)
Seat 5: robtheriver6 (3000 in chips)
Seat 6: Fendi888 (3000 in chips) out of hand (moved from another table into small blind)
Seat 7: HSQMYP (4445 in chips)
Seat 8: kales*o (2970 in chips)
Seat 9: 11kamikazi11 (4515 in chips)
HSQMYP: posts small blind 15
kales*o: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to adikumar2010 [ ]
11kamikazi11: folds
2laDonatello: calls 30
LimpChimp: folds
adikumar2010: raises 60 to 90
robtheriver6: folds
HSQMYP: folds
kales*o: folds
2laDonatello: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [ ]
2laDonatello: checks
adikumar2010: bets 112
2laDonatello: calls 112
*** TURN *** [ ] []
2laDonatello: checks
adikumar2010: bets 224
2laDonatello: raises 376 to 600

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 12:18 PM
shoim's Avatar
Since: Jun 2013
Posts: 180
Hey Adikumar,

His line is strange - limp/call check/call check/raise
My guess he is a loose, bad aggro player, but worst case scenarios : he slowplayed a set or made a flush OTT, I think you can call here and because you have position re-evaluate river (you have outs to make the full house) - maybe consider a shove on a less than shove bet or even a check from him, or fold to a shove.
If he has the nuts here, and a bit of sense, he wouldn't pot the turn considering his line. With the nuts and the OTF/OTT line taken a call and bluff inducing bet OTR is more appropriate on his side.

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 03:02 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,788
Hi adikumar2010!

Early in a tourney like this with the maniacs still in, I'd actually pass on opening 78s unless I'm in the button or cutoff. Mid position is normally asking for trouble due to possible aggro opps after me (I'd have to fold to a raise). If I did want to play it from mid position, with a limp in front of me, I'm going to call behind and not raise.

On the flop, when I hit two pair, I'm absolutely going to make a standard 1/2 pot value bet.

The turn puts 3 to a flush out there, but is also a broadway card that the opp could have easily hit. I'm going to make another standard 1/2 pot value bet. The opp now raises to 600. I'm going to call this raise and re-evaluate on the river.

If the river is a 4, 6, 9 or club, my plan is to check/fold. If it's anything else, I'm going to check and call any reasonable river bet (1/2 pot or under).

I'm not going to fold on the turn, as while the opp could have a flush, there are plenty of hands that they could do this with (Qx or a single club) that I'm ahead of.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)

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