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[NL20-NL50] NL25Sh ATo 2nd paired rivered trips vs raise

    • DaPhunk
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Poker Stars $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players
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      UTG: $29.06
      CO: $27.28
      BTN: $41.85
      Hero (SB): $25.25
      BB: $23.68

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is SB with T :heart: A :diamond:
      1 fold, CO raises to $1, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.90, 1 fold

      Flop: ($2.25) Q :club: T :diamond: 5 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50

      Turn: ($5.25) J :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks

      River: ($5.25) T :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.50, CO raises to $9.50, Hero calls $6

      Villain seems to be standard Tag style player. When he raises me river it seems very strange, I can't see him very often checking sets, two-pairs, TP Overpair etc on turn because of all the draws out there. However, people seem to be quite passive at times and just call the riverbet when they have trips for example.

      A fold is exploitable but the right adaptation vs somewhat weaktight TAG style players, or we just can't have a balanced range if we fold?
  • 2 replies
    • Saren113
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,973
      I Think this is a good 3b spot tbh. I am not a fan of having much of a flat range in sb. Maybe if bbs is inactive or a fish.

      You got a blocker for straight so it's very rare if even ever when he checks back turn.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi DaPhunk,

      I doubt villain can represent much on that river besides another AT/KT type hand.

      As you said he never checks down 2p+ (especially IP).

      As Saren pointed out calling here vs a 4bb raise without a ton of info on the player or without knowing if BB is a huge fish is not that great. ATo doesn't' play great without initiative OOP.

      BB does seem potentially fishy though (not a full stack).

      PS: I gave you some food for thought in your beginners blog.