[NL20-NL50] NL25 FR AK facing resistance

    • SilverSag
      SilverSag
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      Joined: 11.07.2010 Posts: 512
      Villain is solid ABC regular 14/9/2.6. We had a history with this one... he saw me stacking off with TPTK against his set before, so I think he was expecting the same here. It seemed a bit too agressive for a flush, but whatever he had, I figured my TPTK is not good enough anymore... Ofc, there is a chance he was bluffing given the previous history, but I was not ready to take that chance. Please evaluate:

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      NL Holdem $0.25(BB) Replayer
      SB ($24.88)
      BB ($83.72)
      UTG ($10.03)
      UTG+1 ($22.59)
      Hero ($27.17)
      CO ($41.69)
      BTN ($16.10)

      Dealt to Hero A:club: K:spade:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.87, fold, fold, fold, BB calls $0.62

      FLOP ($1.86) A:heart: T:heart: 3:diamond:

      BB checks, Hero bets $1.50, BB raises to $3.93, Hero calls $2.43

      TURN ($9.72) A:heart: T:heart: 3:diamond: 9:heart:

      BB bets $7.29, Hero folds

      BB wins $9.27
  • 1 reply
    • Bierbaer
      Bierbaer
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      Joined: 27.05.2005 Posts: 7,989
      You should make a decision on the flop:
      - either b/f with the argument that he's not bluffing, or
      - cet/call with the plan of folding on any :heart: and calling down on any other cards.

      Unless you think he's bluffing a lot here even without FDs in which case a calldown on any card is an option (esp on hearts since he'll bluff them as they're scarecards), but I don't recommend it because I think very few people on NL25 are capable of doing that.

      The reason for a b/f is obviously that we assume he's not bluffing.
      In case we do assume there are FDs in his range (I do), we call the flop to induce and fold on any heart because they improve his range a lot.