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[NL20-NL50] AJo

    • zumpar
      Joined: 05.02.2012 Posts: 1,185
      villain looks solid, pretty aggro

      can i donk river here to get value from 66/88/99/TT/worse Jx? or maybe even A high if he is too bad?

      iPoker - $0.20 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: $22.36
      UTG: $27.82
      MP: $19.28
      CO: $20.00
      BTN: $4.33
      Hero (SB): $23.14

      Hero posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.20

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.30) Hero has A:diamond: J:heart:

      fold, fold, CO raises to $0.60, fold, Hero calls $0.50, fold

      Flop: ($1.40, 2 players) 7:diamond: 5:heart: 7:club:
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80

      Turn: ($3.00, 2 players) J:club:
      Hero checks, CO bets $1.80, Hero calls $1.80

      River: ($6.60, 2 players) 5:spade:
      Hero checks, CO checks

      CO shows 9:heart: 9:club: (Two Pair, Nines and Sevens) (Pre 55%, Flop 76%, Turn 5%)
      Hero shows A:diamond: J:heart: (Two Pair, Jacks and Sevens) (Pre 45%, Flop 24%, Turn 95%)
      Hero wins $6.27
  • 3 replies
    • serverm07
      Joined: 08.08.2012 Posts: 1,130

      You described villain as solid, pretty aggro so what makes you think he went from decent to bad.

      My problem with leading is the fact that I don't know what I would do vs a raise. IMO we have like no 7x in our range to lead with so in a spot like this it doesn't make sense to lead AJ where he might bet Ax or bluffs.

    • mlatasrb
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,722
      Is it better 3bet/call/fold here preflop? It is specific because AJ is descent hand dominating COs range, but it is OOP. Especially it is hard to call, if villian is aggresive, we mostly miss board, and have to fold better hand like in this flop

      Is flop fold better? We cant raise because we dont represent anything. We dont improve that often on turn, and we are OOP.
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,331
      @mlatasrb - 3betting preflop is definitely an option here imo. AJ vs CO-open the equities will be pretty close even if AJ is dominating. And as you say, being OOP is going to nullify any equity edge to an extent.

      Assuming you are calling preflop because you expect to have an equity edge, you probably should be defending hands like AJ on such a dry board at least from a game theory point of view. And as you point out, basically we are only ever flatting the flop here with 100% of our range. We need to flat 7x, 55, etc to protect hands like AJ.

      As for river donk, not sure it makes sense. Maybe it makes sense against specifically 99 but a lot of villain's range either has you beat or is not calling a donk bet. Not to mention he can bluff on the river.