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[NL20-NL50] NL50SH: 89o

    • kosmonaut111
      Joined: 26.01.2009 Posts: 715
      Party, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP: $137.17 (274.3 bb)
      UTG: $50.75 (101.5 bb)
      CO: $64.67 (129.3 bb)
      BB: $50 (100 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $162.26 (324.5 bb)
      SB: $57.30 (114.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 8 9
      UTG folds, MP calls $0.50, CO folds, Hero raises to $2, 2 folds, MP raises to $3.50, Hero calls $1.50

      Flop: ($7.75) 3 T 7 (2 players)
      MP bets $15, Hero calls $15

      Turn: ($37.75) 2 (2 players)
      MP bets $23, Hero calls $23

      River: ($83.75) K (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero checks

      Opponent is a fish: 76/46 3bet on avg 37% (dont know about his limp/3b fq, not too often). AF: 9,1 AFq F 55 T 52 R 67
      He didnt limp much, most of times he openraised 2bb - 10bb with different hands.
      He OBd 3x on turn with turned straight once. Overbet was pretty usual from him. He didnt bet always and c/folded vs me quite some time, so he definetly knows where the fold button is.

      What do you think of this line (I assumed he has a very strong hand here given the reads)?
      What about betting or shoving river ? Imo he hasnt a monster here, also doubt that he has Kx (didnt seem the type of fish to check R with TP), only problem is JJ, QQ or AT which he might not fold to a shove.
  • 2 replies
    • double2
      Joined: 04.11.2008 Posts: 14,642
      I would just fold flop with those horrible odds, even this deep. As played turn is a call and river I would not try anything against a fish who seems to have a strong range.
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      I wouldn't iso 89o against this type of player. To me it's clear he won't donate money to me too easily so I adjust by having good hands. It's the easiest and probably the most +EV adjustment you can make against such players.

      On the flop it's rly rly close. You have position and you have implied odds. The problem is when you don't hit. Can you ever bluff him? What runouts could you actually bluff? I wouldn't blame anyone for actually folding there and I would lean towards that quite often which is why I just don't get involved with the hand preflop. I would take 86s over 89o vs him. Equity all day, pairs are always weak.

      Given what you know I like the idea of shoving if you can make him fold a hand such as AT. If you cannot, just bet a normal amount because you want him to fold air that is still ahead of you.