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[NL20-NL50] [sh] nl 50 AT how to play back vs raise on dry flop

    • DeMarcohsp
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      On Game, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $38.96 (77.9 bb)
      BB: $19.25 (38.5 bb)
      MP: $66.54 (133.1 bb)
      Hero (CO): $50 (100 bb)
      BTN: $164.27 (328.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A T
      MP folds, Hero raises to $1.50, BTN calls $1.50, 2 folds

      Flop: ($3.75) 9 4 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, BTN raises to $7, Hero calls $4.50

      Turn: ($17.75) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $11, BTN calls $11

      River: ($39.75) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $30.50, Hero folds

      $39.75 pot ($1.98 rake)
      Final Board: 9 4 2 8 6
      Hero mucked A T and lost (-$19.50 net)
      BTN mucked and won $37.77 ($18.27 net)

      VIllain is aggressive reg which I am inclined to think that is raising very air happy here. How would you play back vs this?
  • 5 replies
    • double2
      Joined: 04.11.2008 Posts: 14,642
      I don't like you line because he can still be bluffing river and he can even bluff with a better hand than yours.

      I would prefer if you call flop and c/r turn close to min raise (or maybe shove?)

      Other line could be 3bet flop, and although we don't represent much villain will probably not play back at us.

      I'm probably being spewy with these lines.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi DeMarco,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: The first step to playing back against him is to pick up some reads and then the next step is to pick up hands with equity (or bluffcatchers). Otherwise you are going in blind.

      I'm assuming we had no reads on this villain, other than the "Aggro" stats?
    • DeMarcohsp
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      Stats were aggro, though no big sample. I knew from past experience that he is inclined to take aggressive lines with air, trying to be the bully at the table.
    • Saren113
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,973
      Change table when a good aggresive player got position on you!
    • DeMarcohsp
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      ^^ I remember this from Tommy Angelo :D , though this is happening quite often these days and I don't think we can leave good tables with fish on it only because of this. Or should we ?(