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[NL2-NL10] NL10 How to play with fish?

    • Optroot
      Joined: 11.05.2008 Posts: 250
      I was playing NL10 SSS and I found a fish. His VPIP% was about 80%, He raised continuations bets, check raised with nothing, after a little while this hand happend against him.

      0.05/0.10 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 7:diamond: , 7:club:
      UTG raises to $0.40, 2 folds, MP1 calls $0.40, 2 folds, CO calls $0.40, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($1.65) 5:club: , 3:spade: , 8:heart: (4 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $0.80, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.60 (All-In), UTG calls $0.80.

      Turn: ($4.85) 3:club:
      River: ($4.85) 9:diamond:

      Final Pot: $4.85

      So I lost that pot (he called with 9To), but then I decided to switch to BSS, because if i hit a hand against him I wanted all of his money. So i played the following hand however looking back I realize how dangerous this was, however, is this the correct play against a fish? How should you play against fish in general?

      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)      

      0.05/0.10 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 9:diamond: , T:diamond:
      3 folds, Hero calls $0.10, MP3 calls $0.10, CO raises to $0.40, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.30, MP3 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($1.35) 8:heart: , 9:heart: , 3:diamond: (3 players)
      Hero bets $1, MP3 calls $1.00, CO folds.

      Turn: ($3.35) J:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1, MP3 calls $1.00.

      River: ($5.35) J:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $4.98 (All-In), Hero calls $4.98.

      Final Pot: $15.31

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP3 shows [ Qd, 8d ] two pairs, Jacks and Eights
      Hero shows [ 9d, Td ] two pairs, Jacks and Nines
      Hero wins $14.55 USD with two pairs, Jacks and Nines.
  • 3 replies
    • Optroot
      Joined: 11.05.2008 Posts: 250
      I just fired up PokerTracker, here are his stats:

      Total Hands: 19

      VP$IP: 89.47% (17/19)
      SF: 94.47% (18/19)

      W$WSF: 44.44% (8/18)
      WTSD: 105.56% (19/18) (I don't know why...)

      RPF: 21.05% (4/19)
      AF (Post-Flop): 1.69

      Folded to River-Bet 0% (0/3)
    • Atoks
      Joined: 01.06.2008 Posts: 1,397
      From where I sit he looks like a proper nutcase. I guess he either has little knowledge or was under the influence of some pretty interesting stuff, tho 19 hands give no decent info. But still with a mediocre hand like T9s I wouldn't go hunting for his stack. I'd count urself a little lucky imho. Also I really dislike the line u played. What would u do if he raised u on the turn?

      My humble opinion is that u should've waited for a better hand then T9s to have a go at him and also I feel there was no proper reason to believe u had the better hand after the turn.

      How to play against the fishes... I'd wait for position against him, played a hand no worse then KJs or ATs and hoped to catch him on a bad line again. Even fishes make their magic cards, as the hand before shows.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      1. You don´t have implied odds to call set value first hand, so I´d just fold.
      Flop shove is fine.

      2. Bet 3$ on the turn. Shove river.