[NL2-NL10] NL10 FR KTs freeplay.

    • Steelbrewer
      Steelbrewer
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.04.2009 Posts: 580
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      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Known players:
      CO:
      $10.00
      BU:
      $10.00
      SB:
      $4.53
      BB (Hero):
      $10.00
      UTG2:
      $8.13
      MP1:
      $16.31
      MP2:
      $9.93
      MP3:
      $9.36

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, T.
      3 folds, MP3 calls $0.10, 3 folds, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.25) A, A, 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks.

      Turn: ($0.25) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks.

      River: ($0.25) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50.

      Final Pot: $1.25.

      Villain is unknown but limping brings him into fishy category rigth away. I was thinking of raising preflop but then again I had only 8 hands on him so I decided not to. He checks both flop and turn rather quickly and then suddenly overbets river.
      Such action course from my point of view can mean different things:

      a) he limped with a low pocket pair 22-88 and was comfortable with going to showdown, now when 7 pair on the river he find himself counterfitted a good amount of time with his 22-55 (a larger portion of his range since 66 and 77 are less probable) playing the board so he decides to overbet since I was pretty passive.

      b) He limped with an Ace, probably suited, like A2s-A9s and plays it tricky waiting for me to bet OOP now on the river it is last chance to have value and he makes this overbet.

      c) Any random trash that decided to bet just because he can.

      At that particular moment I felt like scenario a) is most probable and we actually have a showdown value with top kicker vs scenario c) as well.
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Steelbrewer,

      You could easily even bet the flop yourself. :) Most likely are ahead of his range with K high. And if we get called then we have an easy answer for to continue or not.

      But as played I'd still bet the turn. :>

      Is it really worth, we are risking $0,50 for winning a pot where we have invest $0,00? Not a huge fan of making those hero-calls. Rather would just invest the money early streets and bet it out.

      Best regards.
    • Steelbrewer
      Steelbrewer
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.04.2009 Posts: 580
      Isn't a river call ok for info since we only have like a couple of hands on villain and by calling we a) get a peek into his preflop limping range b) get info about his flop-turn-river play c) can still win with nut nothing =) , I wouldn't call a bigger bet lik 1$ or smth.

      IDK if we can represent anything by leading the flop, only inviting our opp to float us since we can't really have an Ace since we just checked and he actually can.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Why we can't represent anything? Neither can he represent anything. :) Also why should he float like against any range he limped? We have massive fold equity on those spots against those limpers. Not that I am telling it randomly but it's tested out. :P

      Even if we get called we can consider even getting a free showdown very often and be ahead with K high.

      Also if we even ain't ahead then we still are able to hit. We can't put the opponent only on PPs or some made hands. He may as well limp with a range of like 50%. :D

      And what kind of information do you get on river by this read for future? That he is able to bluff?