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[NL2-NL10] NL5 JJ vs maniac

    • Absolutism
      Absolutism
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.08.2008 Posts: 4,372
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $13.32 (266.4 bb)
      BTN: $5.80 (116 bb)
      Hero (SB): $8.18 (163.6 bb)
      BB: $3.13 (62.6 bb)
      MP: $4.24 (84.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J J
      MP raises to $0.15, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, BB folds, MP calls $0.35

      Flop: ($1.05) 8 A 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.65, MP calls $0.65

      Turn: ($2.35) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.35, MP raises to $3.09 and is all-in, Hero calls $1.74

      River: ($8.53) 7 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $8.53 pot ($0.35 rake)
      Final Board: 8 A 4 2 7
      Hero showed J J and lost (-$4.24 net)
      MP showed Q Q and won $8.18 ($3.94 net)


      52/42/30 Fold23bet: 1/4 AF:4.5 WTSD 19, fold2cbet 60% (3/5).

      I admit i was on a little bit of tilt when this hand happened, because of similar hands like this: i flop medium strenght hands, and i have to play for huge pots because he is so aggressive. So far i have folded some pots to him, now i just decided on the flop that im ahead of his range.

      I was bet/folding on the flop thought, but i cant bet/fold (at least i think) on the turn, so between check/fold or bet/call, i decided that the second is better.
  • 3 replies
    • kymupa
      kymupa
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      Preflop 3betting is good and against this guy I'd go for $0.55-$0.6.

      Flop is pretty bad since the A hits his range quite well.
      Considering that he is folding a lot to cbets and he doesn't seem to fold a lot against 3bets, I think we can profitably cbet here.

      Once he calls the flop though, I'd just give up and check/fold the turn.
      I think bet/calling is pretty much overplaying of our hand.

      Best,
      Plamen
    • Absolutism
      Absolutism
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.08.2008 Posts: 4,372
      If we check/fold on the turn, we are hoping that he will check back his worse hands, right? But what is our plan to the river? Check/call on non-heart rivercards (if he bets under 3/4 pot maybe? or on what betsize?), or check/fold on any river?

      Cause if the plan on check/folding both on the turn and river, then we might just give it up at the flop, cause we will never get to showdown vs worse...
    • kymupa
      kymupa
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Yeah, he might be happy to just check down his weaker hands so we will probably win the SD against them.

      If the turn goes check-check we could consider betting something like 1/4-1/3 on the river or check/fold since I don't want to call a bet here.

      Overall the plan for betting the flop is to take the pot right there, which means that we are turning our hand into bluff, but then I think we will have enough fold equity to justify this move.