[NL2-NL10] bu A9

    • Imimba1
      Imimba1
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      Hero (BTN): $11.19 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 16, 3B: 4, AF: 2,0, Hands: 52626
      SB: $10.00 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 13, 3B: 9, AF: 0,3, Hands: 38
      BB: $12.78 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 17, 3B: 0, AF: 2,3, Hands: 42
      UTG: $12.94 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 12, 3B: 0, AF: 6,0, Hands: 51
      MP: $11.20 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 17, 3B: 0, AF: 3,0, Hands: 36
      CO: $6.15 - VPIP: 87, PFR: 49, 3B: 3, AF: 3,2, Hands: 85

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BTN with 9 :heart: A :spade:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.30, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.75) 2 :club: Q :club: 6 :spade: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $0.50, CO calls $0.50

      Turn: ($1.75) T :heart: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks

      River: ($1.75) J :diamond: (2 players)
      CO bets $0.50, Hero folds
  • 8 replies
    • BogdanPS
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      Preflop and flop may be a bit light considering the villain.

      What do we expect villain to ck/call flop with as PFR? Without reads I'd say weak Qx hands, 6x, second pairs and draws.

      On that Tx, I would consider another bet to get him to fold 6x, 77-99 and get thin value from FDs (we have the better hand with most). By betting turn we'll also have a chance at deciding what to do on the river.

      As played his range will have the weak Qx, pairs and missed draws on the river and his bet size looks to me like a small block/value bet so I would fold as well.

      This is very similar to the AK hand you posted with the same villain where he uses the same bet size. So if you played that hand before this one you should have a better idea about what his range could contain.
    • Imimba1
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      Imagine this being HU. Would you EVER fold A9 IN POSITION vs a very loose villain?
      Of course not.

      Then why should we fold this here preflop? There must be a valid reason. (maybe I play bad when I'm not the PFA)
    • BogdanPS
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      Originally posted by Imimba1
      Imagine this being HU. Would you EVER fold A9 IN POSITION vs a very loose villain?
      Of course not.

      Then why should we fold this here preflop? There must be a valid reason. (maybe I play bad when I'm not the PFA)
      And yet this is not HU :)

      HU ranges are not the same as 6 max ranges.

      Why would we fold A9o IP? Because playing postflop versus an aggressive guy with a hand that doesn't flop a lot would be pretty ugly?

      So in a spot like this we have one advantage, position and possibly some card advantage.

      Are you willing to bluffcatch 2-3 streets with A high? How about when we flop a 9x or even an Ax. These are questions you need to ask yourself before you play the hand.

      And considering he is a fishy/calling station like player we can't bluff a lot (as seen here).
    • Imimba1
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    • Imimba1
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      pure gold, really :)