[NL2-NL10] nl5 A9s

    • koosMaras
      Joined: 21.08.2010 Posts: 440
      Villain is unknown. From his stack size and preflop action I assume he's fishy.

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      Hero (BTN): $5 (100 bb)
      SB: $10.14 (202.8 bb)
      BB: $5.16 (103.2 bb)
      UTG: $2.72 (54.4 bb)
      MP: $2.63 (52.6 bb)
      CO: $5.76 (115.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 9:heart: A:heart:
      UTG calls $0.05, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, 2 folds, UTG calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.47) 5:spade: A:diamond: 2:heart: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.35, UTG calls $0.35

      Turn: ($1.17) 6:spade: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.70, UTG calls $0.70

      River: ($2.57) K:heart: (2 players)
      UTG bets $1.47, Hero calls $1.47

      Preflop: I think I'm ahead of his limping range, so I isolate.

      Flop: Cbetting for value, I think villain continues with small pocket pairs, A2-A9, maybe 65s, 75s.

      Turn: Some of his range improves, though he still can call with worse here.

      River: It's where the headache comes. I have 50% equity against this range 66-55,22,A9s-A7s,A5s,A2s,65s,A9o-A7o, though I'm crushed if I remove A8, A7 and I have A9s myself. Meh, right now I think I should fold here. If I assume he's fishy, it means he's a lose passive player who tends to call too much, but shows aggression with very strong hands, so basically he will show me sets and two pair 100% of the time. Sadly, didn't think like that during the hand.

      Question: River: ($2.57) K:heart: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero ???
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Koos,

      Preflop: looks fine

      POstflop: Flop and turn look fine and river is close.

      His line looks like a potential slow play that's betting for value there and since there aren't many draws that he can have it's closer to a fold.

      We only need to be good about 28% of the time but I find it hard to find a ton of hands that ck/call and then shove river (that we beat).