[NL20-NL50] [NL 25 SH] Freeplay with a bad line?

    • DoigteurFou
      Joined: 16.08.2007 Posts: 1,529
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      0,1/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (3 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.96 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q:spade: , 7:heart:
      BU calls $0,25, SB calls $0,15, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0,75) 7:diamond: , 6:diamond: , 5:diamond: (3 players)
      SB bets $0,7, Hero calls $0,70, BU calls $0,70.

      Turn: ($2,85) 3:club: (3 players)
      SB bets $2,66, Hero calls $2,66, BU folds.

      River: ($8,17) A:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $8,17

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      SB shows (8s 7c)
      Hero shows a pair of sevens (Qs 7h)

      Hero wins with a pair of sevens (Qs 7h)

      Preflop is standard. I am not loose enough to play OOP with such a bad hand against fishes I don't know well.

      On the flop I decided to call since the board is scary and he may like to steal it sometimes with either a diamond or a pair in it. I don't think worst hands will call me if I raise though, and I don't want to turn my TP with better kicker than most of their hands (except A7 and (K7)).
      The turn is still scary, however only the 4 got in. So if I though I had the best hand on the flop I have to call here I supposed.

      I see no value on the river, since the ace on the board will make fold a lot of 7 imo, so I check behind.

      Calling station style or correct defense of TP with medium kicker?
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I would played the same way, since Sb leading range are worse hands than your tp with good kicker+ he can always have there some kind of draw
      River is easy check behind, since I´m not sure he would call there worse hands. And he may always c/c smt like A high flushdraw