[NL2-NL10] NL10 A9 toptwo vs maniac

    • h0m1e
      h0m1e
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.03.2010 Posts: 223
      Party Poker $10 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1107106
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      SB: $3.40
      Hero (BB): $11.97
      UTG: $12.24
      MP: $6.37
      CO: $10.46
      BTN: $19.73

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with 9 :diamond: A :diamond:
      1 fold, MP calls $0.10, 3 folds, Hero checks

      Flop: ($0.25) 7 :spade: 9 :club: 2 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.16, MP calls $0.16

      Turn: ($0.57) 8 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.36, MP calls $0.36

      River: ($1.29) A :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.90, MP raises to $5.75 all in, Hero calls $4.85

      Opp 74/11/4/9/28/31/227(Vpip/pfr/AF/river aggression/w$ when bet/raise river/wtsd/hands)
      So I have a bit of a history with him,I saw him making some bad calls which were profitable for me.
      I know he is capable of bluffing all-in on the river,due to his maniac tendencies.
      I still like my call though for 60BB against maniac.Opinions??
      Thanks.
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello h0m1e,

      By maniac do you mean also that you have seen him making such shoves? I'd rather consider him making bluff-raises smaller, like $2-3 and what would be likely my Call if he had such amount of money, but when he shoves into us that much, it's kinda hard without good reads. We need to have like 40% equity there to make a profitable Call.

      For example:
      Equity Win Tie Loss Hand
      Player 1: 53,425% 53,425% 0,000% 46,575% 99, 77, 22, A8s-A7s, A2s, KQs, JTs, 65s, A8o-A7o, A2o, KQo, JTo, 65o
      Player 2: 46,575% 46,575% 0,000% 53,425% A9s, A9o

      If we put him on such a range, we might even find a profitable Call. Of course we have seen him doing such moves as you described like making bad Calls and etc but can you also include that he is capable of shoving that hard into us? Sometimes I'd rather even say that folding is a lot safer in this situation since I hardly see them shoving in such situations with a lot worse. Likely with made hand.

      Conclusion, if you have seen him overshoving like that earlier, then you could consider Calling, but if not then I'd rather skip this time and wait for a better spot.

      So what did he have? Unless you have some other thoughts to add and we can continue the discussion.

      Best regards.
    • h0m1e
      h0m1e
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.03.2010 Posts: 223
      He had 56, but still I made a note of him not min-raising with second nuts, but shoving.Thanks.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by h0m1e
      He had 56, but still I made a note of him not min-raising with second nuts, but shoving.Thanks.
      Yep, very likely, they often tend to make such moves with PURE nuts. I see them doing normal bluffs like raise to $2-3 as I mentioned.