[NL20-NL50] NL25sh - A9 vs fish BvB

    • Farmarchist
      Farmarchist
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      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640
      Hey,

      Firstly I thought inducing had more EV but vs passive fish we should just bet right?

      And on the river bet/fold? How big do we bet?

      Poker Stars $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 2020176
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $25.00 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 15, 3B: 9, AF: 8.0, Hands: 88
      Hero (SB): $25.00 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 14, 3B: 6, AF: 3.6, Hands: 538002
      BB: $29.84 - VPIP: 47, PFR: 2, 3B: 0, AF: 1.2, Hands: 43
      UTG: $11.64 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 13, 3B: 17, AF: 0.0, Hands: 45
      CO: $26.30 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 18, 3B: 11, AF: 4.2, Hands: 187

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is SB with 9 :heart: A :diamond:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, BB calls $0.50

      Flop: ($1.50) 6 :heart: 8 :heart: A :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks

      Turn: ($1.50) 3 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks

      River: ($1.50) 7 :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.75, BB raises to $1.50, Hero calls $0.75
  • 5 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      I don't like checking here in hopes of having a most likely passive fish betting into us (as a bluff/semibluff).

      We can easily bet for value (and even fold to a raise) versus him.

      I'd make it at least $1-$1.1.

      Once he checks back the turn he usually doesn't have a strong hand but that does not mean we can't valuebet now. Because we checked the flop we now have a much bigger chance of getting called by worse hands, many with a heart so we want to bet for value and protection.

      It's hard to assume that villain would suddenly want to bluff after checking two times but he may randomly do that and may even raise a weaker hand thinking he's good.

      So I would call and at least make a note on him.

      On the river I would also bet larger as he can call worse, after checking twice.
    • Farmarchist
      Farmarchist
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      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640
      Ok thanks.

      He showed up with TT. What would your note look like? I +- never take notes because I think NL25 is too low of a limit to really put time in getting more small edges and also because you don't play much with the same players
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Farmarchist
      Ok thanks.

      He showed up with TT. What would your note look like? I +- never take notes because I think NL25 is too low of a limit to really put time in getting more small edges and also because you don't play much with the same players
      Taking notes it's not all about writing them down.

      I have two types of notes:

      1) written
      2) mental

      In this case I would make a mental note since he is a fish (and may write them down during session review).

      It's important to note if he had the Th or not.

      Either way I would note that villain does not bet 2nd pair flop/turn and may raise thin for value if shown weakness.

      As a side note, if you don't start early in your poker game to think about notes, once you hit the higher limits where notes can be beneficial you will have a much steeper learning curve. Just because you don't need them to beat the limit does not mean you can't start learning them to increase your edge ever so slightly.
    • Farmarchist
      Farmarchist
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      True true and thanks for the advice. Now the last problem is Time-Lazyness :D
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Originally posted by Farmarchist
      True true and thanks for the advice. Now the last problem is Time-Lazyness :D
      Unfortunately you are the only one that has control over that part.

      But you know what they say: Better late than never !