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[NL20-NL50] NL50sh - Isolating big fish with marginal hand

    • Farmarchist
      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640
      Hai guys!

      BTN 19/16/661h straightforward guy
      SB is a 91/8/small sample fish! Doesn't like to fold postflop either and donks allmost 100% of the time

      I think this hand is a little bit too weak to isoraise? Or only do it when he folds more to cbets?

      I think I should have called pre :(

      Now on the flop he donks AGAIN! I folded QJo on a Khi flop a few hands ago in exactly the same spot... So now I'm fighting back with a small raise and hope he folds all his non-pairs

      What to do?

      Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2039123
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      UTG: $77.89
      MP: $69.76
      CO: $48.50
      BTN: $50.00
      SB: $70.91
      Hero (BB): $72.11

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BB with T :club: Q :diamond:
      3 folds, BTN raises to $1.11, SB calls $0.86, Hero raises to $5, 1 fold, SB calls $3.89

      Flop: ($11.11) 5 :diamond: 7 :club: K :heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $4.50, Hero raises to $10.50, SB raises to $16.50, Hero folds
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      I think QTo is strong enough.

      What's your equity with QTo on the flop? You get 3:1 so if you have 25%, position, some implied odds on Q and T you might be able to profitably call. Add some bluffs you can pull later and you can float. This is probably the tougher play.

      The easy way out is to fold imo because you are unsure of his range and your equity. You just play your range so you can call QQ, KJ type hands, 76, backdoor flushes with overs to middle cards since those give a lor more equity than QTo.

      Your idea is probably OK if you know he bet/folds often. Unless you have the read I think you should go with option 2 and play your own range since you expect him to basically have all sorts of hands when he donks, including strong hands.