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[NL2-NL10] NL5 Zoom AJo IP, Donked river by Villian

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $11.92 (238.4 bb)
      SB: $5.46 (109.2 bb)
      BB: $8.95 (179 bb)
      UTG: $12.99 (259.8 bb)
      MP: $7.88 (157.6 bb)
      Hero (CO): $6.25 (125 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J A
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, 2 folds, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.32) 5 4 J (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.22, BB calls $0.22

      Turn: ($0.76) 9 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.53, BB calls $0.53

      River: ($1.82) 9 (2 players)
      BB bets $1.65, Hero folds

      $1.82 pot ($0.08 rake)
      Final Board: 5 4 J 9 9
      BB mucked and won $1.74 ($0.84 net)
      Hero mucked J A and lost (-$0.90 net)

      Villain is unknown

      PF: Standard 3x raise

      Flop: It's a dry flop, and I bet strictly for value against worse J and smaller pps.

      Turn: 9 still doesn't change much so I bet again for value. At this point, with such a dry board, I'm already thinking of barreling the River for max value because Villain most likely has worse J. BUT after I bet the turn, he instantcalls.

      River: Very worried by his instantcall, and he bets PSB. Initially I thought the only hand he could have me beat was J9, and didn't think he could rep a lot w his line. But after seeing this again, he might have 44s and 55s which just go along w flop & turn because the board is so dry they wouldn't have to worry about getting outdrawn.

      It was kinda "easy" fold for me. Just want to make sure if indeed it should be so and I'm not playing weak?
  • 2 replies
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350
      As the flop is rather dry and he rarely has 67 there, you could even check-back turn and let him to bluff rivers. Betting 3 streets with just J is quite dangerous after all and 9 doesn't change that much. Of course if he is passive station then I'd go with bet/bet/bet here.

      On river I can't see us being ahead. Your thinking seems reasonable; sets don't have to raise here. I wouldn't raise a set here either, you rarely hit to the J and there's no more draws than with 67s.

      WP IMO.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Without any information I would also fold this river.

      Besides 44, 55, 9J he could also have the one combo of JJ and also slowplayed QQ-AA (rarely).

      Since we can't find many worse hands that can shove like this (only draws are really A3/A2 and 67) we should fold.