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[NL2-NL10] SH5 KJo passive blind defense

    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 7,105
      Everest - $0.05 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: $9.04
      SB: $6.44
      Hero (BB): $5.54
      UTG: $4.60

      SB posts SB $0.03, Hero posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.08) Hero has J:heart: K:spade:

      fold, BTN raises to $0.15, fold, Hero calls $0.10

      i guess it is not possible to play these hands profitable this way? :D

      Flop: ($0.33, 2 players) 5:club: 7:diamond: J:club:
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.16, Hero calls $0.16
      c/r 4x?

      Turn: ($0.65, 2 players) A:heart:
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.45, fold

      BTN wins $0.61
  • 2 replies
    • Nocco88
      Joined: 23.03.2010 Posts: 805

      Against an unknown I think a 3-bet or a fold is the best play. In blind wars you should 3-betting more than calling, because 3-betting is much much more profitable then just calling. If the button is stealing a lot, and fold to a lot of 3-bets, then calling is a better play.

      Postflop I like your check/call on the flop, I think there isn't any value in check/raising because most of the times he won't proceed further with worse hands. On the turn thats a very good barell card for him, so if he is a regular and capable of double barelling then I call again and check/folding the river if he bets again.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Tomaloc,

      Preflop: Can't really get what's the hand sample with the guy nor how often he steals. So rather vs unknown might be safer to just 3bet and try to find out how he adjusts, especially if you don't know what to do postflop.

      As played
      Postflop: Vs his weak CB I'd rather Check/Raise the flop and protect our hand than watch such cards coming down and will be difficult to Call for us.

      Best Regards.