[NL20-NL50] [sh] NL 50 TPTK calldown vs fish donking turn

    • DeMarcohsp
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      On Game, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $84.29 (168.6 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $49.75 (99.5 bb)
      MP: $47.29 (94.6 bb)
      CO: $54.05 (108.1 bb)
      BTN: $117.64 (235.3 bb)
      SB: $53.41 (106.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with K A
      Hero raises to $1.75, 4 folds, BB calls $1.25

      Flop: ($3.75) 7 8 A (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $2.50, BB calls $2.50

      Turn: ($8.75) 4 (2 players)
      BB bets $4.50, Hero calls $4.50

      River: ($17.75) K (2 players)
      BB bets $13.25, Hero calls $13.25

      $44.25 pot ($2.21 rake)
      Final Board: 7 8 A 4 K
      BB showed T 9 and lost (-$22 net)
      Hero showed K A and won $42.04 ($20.04 net)

      Is his high agg freq enough of an argument for calling down in this spot?
  • 2 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      You know river is a blank though, right? You have 2pair doesn't mean that much. It's not completely irrelevant but it's not a huge improvement either when your opponent usually has a flush or straight for value, not other 2pairs.

      You should look at his showdown stats as well, not just aggression. He has been aggressive and doesn't go often to showdown. When he goes to showdown though, he wins. For me this is usually a sign of him running hot so I wouldn't read too much into the AFq.

      My past experience says that river is still a call since fish has some random Ax with a spade sometimes and would turn JT with a spade into a bluff, maybe 7x with a spade, etc. Against a less aggressive player though I think it might be a fold.

      What you have to pay attention to against people with high AFq is their sizings. They give away their hand quite often even though they always bet.

      PS: Bet bigger on flop.
    • DeMarcohsp
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      Yeah manu, point taken. And yeah, I pretty much considered the river a blank as well.