[NL20-NL50] NL50 FR - A7s on BB

    • AtrociousNightmare
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      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      Hero (BB): $53.30 (106.6 bb)
      UTG: $57.21 (114.4 bb)
      MP: $105.98 (212 bb)
      CO: $12.65 (25.3 bb)
      BTN: $94.38 (188.8 bb)
      SB: $50.25 (100.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A 7
      3 folds, BTN raises to $1.50, SB calls $1.25, Hero calls $1

      Flop: ($4.50) 5 4 5 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($4.50) 3 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $3.19, BTN calls $3.19, SB folds

      River: ($10.88) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $9, Hero folds

      Results:
      $10.88 pot ($0.59 rake)
      Final Board: 5 4 5 3 T
      Hero mucked A 7 and lost (-$4.69 net)
      BTN mucked and won $10.29 ($5.60 net)

      BU Stats: VPIP: 22, PFR: 15, 3B: 8, AF: 2,4, Hands: 113
      SB Stats: VPIP: 18, PFR: 13, 3B: 4, AF: 3,1, Hands: 9799

      Do you think my turn bet makes sense?
      With a FD+OESD I decided to try some FE.
  • 8 replies
    • imfromsweden007
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      Hi,

      Yes it seems very standard. BU should not have much when he checks back flop as PFR and SB should not check twice with a good hand. Bet turn!

      As played I probably bet river as well. BU would not check back flop with a flushdraw so he never has a flush now. The best thing he can possibly have is A2, but he mostly has A-high kind of hands I think. So I make a substantial bet on the river and expect it to work out most of the time.

      ifs
    • AtrociousNightmare
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      Originally posted by imfromsweden007
      Hi,

      Yes it seems very standard. BU should not have much when he checks back flop as PFR and SB should not check twice with a good hand. Bet turn!

      As played I probably bet river as well. BU would not check back flop with a flushdraw so he never has a flush now. The best thing he can possibly have is A2, but he mostly has A-high kind of hands I think. So I make a substantial bet on the river and expect it to work out most of the time.

      ifs
      Thx!
      What would be a good size for the "substantial" river bet? 2/3?
    • imfromsweden007
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      yeah 65%-80% of the pot seems about right
    • Farmarchist
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      I squeeze pre. Is it fine to call ATs, AJs here? Squeeze lower AXs as bluff (semi-bluff) and squeeze AQs+ for value?
    • AtrociousNightmare
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      Originally posted by Farmarchist
      I squeeze pre. Is it fine to call ATs, AJs here? Squeeze lower AXs as bluff (semi-bluff) and squeeze AQs+ for value?
      Agree that it could work, but it shouldn't be a standard move.
      Also too few hands from BU to really know his fold to 3Bet or fold to resteal/squeeze IMO.
      And what does the SB cold call with?
      If he has a PP, with that VPIP he might be even calling you, giving you not the easiest of the positions.
    • imfromsweden007
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      Originally posted by AtrociousNightmare
      Originally posted by Farmarchist
      I squeeze pre. Is it fine to call ATs, AJs here? Squeeze lower AXs as bluff (semi-bluff) and squeeze AQs+ for value?
      Agree that it could work, but it shouldn't be a standard move.
      Also too few hands from BU to really know his fold to 3Bet or fold to resteal/squeeze IMO.
      And what does the SB cold call with?
      If he has a PP, with that VPIP he might be even calling you, giving you not the easiest of the positions.
      +1

      Not a big fan of squeezing weak hands in general actually, I think people fight back against it quite often. I much prefer calling here.
    • Farmarchist
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      But they both seem weak and their ranges have us beat :( . So why not? If you think someone is likely to 4bet I understand it
    • imfromsweden007
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      Yes but you hand plays pretty bad in a 3bet pot when they call, whereas it plays a lot better in a single raised pot. I don't think they fold pre enough to make it immediately profitable, and I don't think we'll be able to pick it up postflop to make up for it. It's not terrible to squeeze, but I prefer a call.