[NL2-NL10] NLSH10: toptrips vs TAG

    • Zeffke
      Zeffke
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.04.2007 Posts: 1,123
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $23.60
      BB:
      $4.36
      MP2:
      $10.15
      MP3 (Hero):
      $12.97
      CO:
      $14.42
      BU:
      $3.32


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with T, A.
      MP2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, CO calls $0.30, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.75) A, J, A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, CO calls $0.50.

      Turn: ($1.75) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.10, CO calls $1.10.

      River: ($3.95) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, CO folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $3.95.

      Villain stats (108 hands):
      20/16/34/4.3
      2.9/70/62/25

      In retrospect I prefer a check/call on the river against this opponent.
  • 1 reply
    • Wriggers
      Wriggers
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      I think you played the hand fine by betting the river, although I would go for a smaller bet of about $1.50.

      The reasoning behind this is that I think a TAGish player is more likely to be calling down flop and turn with a showdown value hand rather than a flushdraw, hands such as Jx and 88-TT are more likely by the river than flushdraws since most TAGs won't call 2 barrels without odds with a flushdraw. In this case he then won't bet the river anyway because he has a weak showdown value hand that gains nothing by betting, he's getting called by Ax every time and he already beats semi bluffs so may as well check back.

      If his range was mostly flushdraws then a c/c would be preferable, but against a seemingly competent player betting the river small to allow him to call with any one pair hand seems preferable.