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[NL5] High card against fish

    • hanusmarek
      hanusmarek
      Gold
      Joined: 10.05.2012 Posts: 128
      Hey guys, Villain is 54/21 after 20 hands, so not much of a read. On the flop I feel like that even though I am not getting many folds against fish, I might be actually value betting with AK. Since turn gives me flush draw I continue betting with a lot of outs (without flush draw or pair on turn I would give up). Giving up like that on turn / river seems cheap to me, but I have no idea how else should I play it?

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $9.37 (187.4 bb)
      Hero (BB): $5 (100 bb)
      UTG: $8.74 (174.8 bb)
      MP: $5 (100 bb)
      CO: $5 (100 bb)
      BTN: $4.79 (95.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with :As: :Kd:
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.10, SB folds, Hero raises to $0.34, BTN calls $0.24

      Flop: ($0.70) :8s: :2h: :7s: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.34, BTN calls $0.34

      Turn: ($1.38) :Qs: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.66, BTN calls $0.66

      River: ($2.70) :6c: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.17, Hero folds

      Results:
      $2.70 pot ($0.11 rake)
      Final Board: :8s: :2h: :7s: :Qs: :6c:
      Hero mucked :As: :Kd: and lost (-$1.34 net)
      BTN mucked and won $2.59 ($1.25 net)
  • 2 replies
    • zetozinho
      zetozinho
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.06.2017 Posts: 298
      You block a lot of the flushdraws with the :As:
      Flop hits the range of the BTN with suited and connected cards (hands like J9, T9, T8, 87, Q8). But after your 3bet PF I don't know what his range would look like in this board.
      I'd play mixed strategy OTF: sometimes cbetting, sometimes checking.
      OTT I'm check-calling if the price is good.
      As played, the river is an easy fold with ace high.
    • MyFloXyBabY
      MyFloXyBabY
      Platinum
      Joined: 15.02.2010 Posts: 3,222
      Flop and turn ok and consistant if not really mandatory indeed, and then as played nothing else to do than to finally give up. That's poker.