[NL2-NL10] nl 2 AT

    • DrRaab
      Joined: 05.12.2011 Posts: 694
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
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      MP2: $3.06 (153 bb)
      Hero (MP3): $3.98 (199 bb)
      CO: $4.13 (206.5 bb)
      BTN: $0.80 (40 bb)
      SB: $1.81 (90.5 bb)
      BB: $2 (100 bb)
      UTG+1: $3.80 (190 bb)
      UTG+2: $2 (100 bb)
      MP1: $4.03 (201.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A T
      2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.06, MP2 folds, Hero calls $0.06, 4 folds

      Flop: ($0.15) 7 4 4 (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0.08, Hero calls $0.08

      Turn: ($0.31) 7 (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0.14, Hero calls $0.14

      River: ($0.59) 4 (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero checks

      Villain was 68/11 was this a good spot to call?
  • 3 replies
    • gawdhelpus
      Joined: 13.04.2011 Posts: 9
      It seems as though the flop call is a bluff catcher with reasonable equity in the hand and the numbers back this up on Pokerstove, as you have 37% equity against an 11% range.

      The trouble is you are likely facing AK,AQ,AJ or pairs and are really only ahead of KQ,KJ type hands if the hand gets to showdown, which it undoubtedly will against a 68/11 player.

      Against a thinking player who knows you perceive their range as strong, and are therefore representing a strong range yourself, you could look to maybe do battle on this completely dry board. Against a 68/11 fish, you are taking yourself to value town by calling.

      I would not have called preflop with such a potentially dominated hand unless I was on the button and confident of how the villain plays post flop. As played I would not have called the flop either, since there are few turn cards that change anything massively in our favour. As it happens the turn card does give you a likely split as the villain would likely have spewed chips if it improved him. The turn looks like a call to me, expecting the villain to check call everything in his range on any river.
    • DrRaab
      Joined: 05.12.2011 Posts: 694
      Forgot to add over 90 of his hand (i know thats not many) he cbet 100 of his hands and bet the turn 75%
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello DrRaab,

      As long we assuming that he is CBetting very wide range then sure we are able to float, especially vs a smaller Bet.

      Best Regards.