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[NL20-NL50] NL25 SH AJs

    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      $0.12/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by

      UTG Player1 ($25.62) 102bb
      UTG+1 Player2 ($5.92) 24bb
      CO Player3 ($47.93) 192bb
      BTN Player4 ($39.54) 158bb
      SB kymupa ($35.40) 142bb
      BB Player6 ($24.88) 100bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.37, 6 players) kymupa is SB J:spade: A:spade:
      3 folds, Player4 raises to $0.75, kymupa calls $0.63, 1 fold

      Flop: 8:club: 3:heart: 8:spade: ($1.75, 2 players)
      kymupa checks, Player4 bets $1.31, kymupa calls $1.31

      Turn: 4:club: ($4.37, 2 players)
      kymupa checks, Player4 checks

      River: 10:diamond: ($4.37, 2 players)
      kymupa checks, Player4 checks

      Final Pot: $4.37

      This is a hand where I had a difficult time playing it.

      Villian is 25/17 over 500h.
      He raises 39% from BU and folds to 3bet 50% (14).
      His flop cb is 81% and turn cb is 14% (7).

      Preflop I think both calling and 3betting is fine. I'm not really sure what is best and each has it's pros and cons but given the fact that I am SB I should probably 3bet here?

      On the flop I do expect him to bet always and I surely can call because:
      - I can have the best hand
      - I don't expect him to barrel on the turn a lot
      - I have two overcards and backdoor FD + the cards that he might barrel on the turn as a bluff improbe my hand.

      So now, when I review my hand I came up with an idea to donk the turn in order to pick up his equity.
      So I can probably donk on any spade and everything except A/K/Q/J and c/c on A/J and c/f on K/Q?

      I'm not really sure whether or not to donk though, because I have SD value and probably I could c/c flop donk turn with sth like QJ?

      Any thoughts?
  • 2 replies
    • duder1n0
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,335
      Actually I like your play here.

      Preflop 3bet would be close, but we have a great hand to play postflop, which would be a shame to waste, as we have to fold in case he 4bets. So I'd prefer flatting even oop. I'd only 3bet, if we know that BB is an avid squeezer.

      I also like your line postflop. It seems his leak is that he's a one-barrel type of guy, so as we are definitely ahead of his range on the flop, we can ch/call, and he will be quite honest on the turn. Plus as you wrote we have our overs + backdoorFD to improve.
      I dont like donking turn, that would ruin our showdown value, which is an asset against this guy.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello kymupa,

      Nah, seems to be fine. You can both ways play it. 3bet would be from my side if I'd also expect it to do it for value.

      Best Regards.