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[NL2-NL10] Right to call down?

    • maheepsangari
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      Prima, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $20.73 (207.3 bb)
      CO: $7.15 (71.5 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $10 (100 bb)
      SB: $10.90 (109 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with T A
      CO calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, SB folds, BB calls $0.30, CO calls $0.30

      Flop: ($1.25) Q A 3 (3 players)
      BB bets $0.60, CO calls $0.60, Hero calls $0.60

      I feel I played this hand a bit passive, is it right to play passive here? Id don't have a very strong pair, he could be donking better aces, flush draws or worse pairs cause his bet sizes were rather small on all streets so I decided to call down.

      I think my hand isn't good enough to raise and not so bad that it needs to be folded to his bet sizes.

      Turn: ($3.05) 5 (3 players)
      BB bets $1.50, CO folds, Hero calls $1.50

      River: ($6.05) 9 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Passive play is good for medium strength hands. Clearly AT falls in that category so the way you play seems reasonable.

      You might want to think about folding Turn, though there are 2 flush draws out so I think we are still ahead a lot. He half pots the Turn though, so we only need 25% equity to make a call here.

      On river, really no point betting cos I don't think better hands are folding very often. You also can't get any value from worse when the flush hits