[NL2-NL10] bb KJ vs LAg maniac, should I raise for value, or thin...

    • Imimba1
      Imimba1
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      Joined: 12.12.2011 Posts: 2,897
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 2033831
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      SB: $3.40 - VPIP: 44, PFR: 16, 3B: 3, AF: 1.3, Hands: 271
      Hero (BB): $10.70 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 16, 3B: 4, AF: 2.0, Hands: 65659
      UTG: $5.18 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 15, 3B: 0, AF: 7.0, Hands: 129
      CO: $5.99 - VPIP: 72, PFR: 49, 3B: 42, AF: 14.2, Hands: 65 WTS:48, openraise:60%, CB flop:100%, turn:70%, river:100%
      BTN: $1.71 - VPIP: 74, PFR: 16, 3B: 10, AF: 0.3, Hands: 76

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with J :spade: K :club:
      1 fold, CO raises to $0.20, BTN calls $0.20, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.62) 5 :spade: K :heart: 7 :spade: (3 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.40, BTN folds, Hero calls $0.40

      Turn: ($1.42) 2 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.70, Hero calls $0.70

      River: ($2.82) 4 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $1.15, Hero calls $1.15
  • 3 replies
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Raising for value here is hard, because our hand is weak.

      Raising for thin value is redundant, because we know that he's gonna raise himself anyway.

      Raising as a bluff...well, don't bluff maniacs.

      So I don't think we should raise.

      On the river all the draws completed, but we need to be ahead only 22% of the time. We would fold against all the other types, but maybe we can call an aggressive player like this.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Imimba,

      Preflop: looks fine considering who is opening although based on what we know about the opponent, if we hit the board, we have to call him down often.

      Postflop I'd just call him down. I think raising is too thin unless we know more about what he can 3-bet or call.
    • Imimba1
      Imimba1
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      Joined: 12.12.2011 Posts: 2,897
      Originally posted by BogdanPS
      Hi Imimba,

      Preflop: looks fine considering who is opening although based on what we know about the opponent, if we hit the board, we have to call him down often.

      Postflop I'd just call him down. I think raising is too thin unless we know more about what he can 3-bet or call.
      +1