[NL2-NL10] Can I find a fold here?

    • fotakis
      Joined: 11.11.2010 Posts: 88
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($10.30)
      Hero ($10)
      UTG ($5)
      UTG+1 ($15.76)
      UTG+2 ($10)
      MP1 ($6.26)
      CO ($10)
      BTN ($11.95)

      Dealt to Hero 8:heart: 9:heart:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.40, fold, fold, fold, fold, SB calls $0.35, Hero calls $0.30

      FLOP ($1.20) Q:spade: J:diamond: T:heart:

      SB bets $0.70, Hero calls $0.70, UTG+1 raises to $2.70, SB raises to $9.90 (AI), Hero calls $8.90 (AI), UTG+1 folds

      TURN ($23.10) Q:spade: J:diamond: T:heart: 9:club:

      RIVER ($23.10) Q:spade: J:diamond: T:heart: 9:club: K:heart:

      SB and UTG+1 are both solid TAGS (12/10, 16/10) . Can I ever fold ?
  • 2 replies
    • maythany
      Joined: 18.10.2011 Posts: 1,189
      Why would SB lead out if he has AK? Since he's a TAG and probably a regular too, he should know that UTG+1's range is tight in this spot so a flop check to re-raise is something I see a lot of poker players doing with a flopped straight.

      With this in mind, I don't believe he flopped a straight so I wouldn't fold here.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Preflop we could also squeeze here to attack the dead money in the pot.

      Postflop: if we are planning to play our hand why not raise for value/protection?

      I can see SB donking AQ, KQ, QJ, JT, QT, QQ, JJ, TT and the occasional AK.