[NL20-NL50] NL25: T8s FD = call/raise ?

    • Avatars91
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Poker Stars $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 1995876
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      Hero (BTN): $25.50 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 18, 3B: 5, AF: 4,8, Hands: 90087
      SB: $32.61 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 18, 3B: 5, AF: 1,8, Hands: 160
      BB: $25.35 - VPIP: 9, PFR: 9, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 23
      UTG: $33.00 - VPIP: 46, PFR: 22, 3B: 8, AF: 10,0, Hands: 37
      CO: $26.46 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 21, 3B: 4, AF: 7,7, cBetFlop: 92(12), Hands: 171

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BTN with 8 :club: T :club:
      1 fold, CO raises to $0.85, Hero calls $0.85, 2 folds

      Flop: ($2.05) A :club: 2 :spade: 4 :club: (2 players)
      CO bets $1.61, Hero calls $1.61

      Turn: ($5.27) 9 :diamond: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $3.00, CO folds

      At the time of play I was a bit uncomfortable with raising vs his cBet because it seemed to be a bit on the bigger size – thus I thought that it might be better to call because I might have little fold equity with a raise.

      However, looking at the hand now, I think that raising would still be best because villain cBets wide, he might still use this sizing as a bluff (why not?) and thus we even have fold equity + the advantage of getting a free river card is just way too great, whereas by calling on the flop we just have to fold on the turn way too often.
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      Since you would likely not raise that spot Ax hands I think just call should be perfectly fine. He would not call you down with worse hands than Ax if you bet 2/3 on the turn and 2/3 on the river. Mostly it goes c/f turn (if he does not have anything) and even strong pp-s he would usually just c/f, since your range has too many Ax hands

      If you raise also that spot AQ/AJ I don´t mind your raise on the flop.

      best regards,