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[NL20-NL50] NL20 AJ in 3bpot

    • XdzhX
      Joined: 12.12.2011 Posts: 608
      On Game, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 3 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $20.60 (103 bb)
      BTN: $22.80 (114 bb)
      Hero (SB): $20.10 (100.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A J
      BTN raises to $0.60, Hero raises to $2, BB folds, BTN calls $1.40

      Flop: ($4.20) A K 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $3.20, Hero calls $3.20

      Turn: ($10.60) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $7, Hero raises to $14.90 and is all-in, BTN folds

      $24.60 pot ($1.23 rake)
      Final Board: A K 2 7
      BTN mucked and lost (-$12.20 net)
      Hero mucked A J and won $23.37 ($11.17 net)

      Hands 72 / Vp 27 / PFR 18 / AF 17,00 / Wtsd 29

      How should I play it? My idea behind checking the flop was that I was pretty sure he will bet if he has a draw or even turn something like 87s :heart: into a bluff. This guy seemed so aggressive that I wanted to take full advantage of it and take 2 streets of value from his bluffs/semibluffs. I ch/shoved the turn because I doubted he would bet the river as a pure bluff, weaker made hands would probably checkback the river. I thought I would get max value from his draws by shoving since he has pretty good odds to call it.

      If he would have checked behind the flop, I would have bet 1/2pot on turn and river to get value from weaker hands.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello XdzhX,

      Well, but do you assume he also calls that loose vs you? :) You guys have to have dynamics here to make such a play and assume that he very often bluffs against you this way. Cause it's not going to happen that often. But of course if you assume that then sure, your play should be fine.

      Best Regards.