[NL2-NL10] [NL5 SH] JJ, A board, PFA checked

    • Th334
      Th334
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      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players
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      BTN: $2.20 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 6, 3B: 0, AF: 8.0, Hands: 82
      SB: $6.14 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 20, 3B: 6, AF: 3.0, Hands: 66
      BB: $9.76 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 19, 3B: 7, AF: 1.0, Hands: 79
      UTG: $5.96 - VPIP: 32, PFR: 24, 3B: 6, AF: 1.0, Hands: 41
      Hero (CO): $5.00 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 19, 3B: 8, AF: 4.1, Hands: 19117

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is CO with J :spade: J :heart:
      UTG raises to $0.15, Hero calls $0.15, 3 folds

      Flop: ($0.37) 2 :club: A :spade: 4 :club: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.25, UTG raises to $0.50, Hero calls $0.25

      Turn: ($1.37) 4 :heart: (2 players)
      UTG bets $0.40, Hero calls $0.40

      River: ($2.17) 2 :diamond: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      Does the flop seem like a spot to extract some value from weaker pockets and draws (he might open suited broadway here) after he checked? We will likely to buy the river card as well.

      When he minraised, I just called because he can do it as a bluff or semi-bluff.

      On the turn I would probably fold to a big bet, but 1/3 the pot is good enough to stay in the hand and see the showdown.
  • 5 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi German,

      How do you expect passive fish to play draws? Sample is small on this guy but he is the PFR.

      What do you do versus a river bet from him?
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Hi Bogdan,

      When I'm the PFA, I CB my draws all day long HU.

      Regarding him... unfortunately, I have a very aggressive image, and I make quite a lot of bad c-bets, and I take down seemingly dead pots quite often too.

      So even a fish should expect me to bet here, when it checked to me. If I didn't have my Jacks, I would just bluff here most of the time.

      Although it's true that he's likely to call with a draw here, in my case he might be a bit more aggressive.

      On the river nothing changed. He either have an ace and he won, or he doesn't and I won most of the time. So if he bets again, even small, I assume he has a small ace or QQ-KK and fold.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Since he is PFR and UTG and not very fishy (so far) I would just bet/fold that flop.

      He can do this with big Ax hands and monsters.

      As played checking back the river is fine and I recommend that you don't give too much credit (for hand reading) to your opponents.
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Hey, Bogdan, how about checking back the flop, with an intention to call moderate bets on blank turns? I though this should a valid line too, given that we have some equity in the pot.

      Which line would you prefer?

      TY
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Th334
      Hey, Bogdan, how about checking back the flop, with an intention to call moderate bets on blank turns? I though this should a valid line too, given that we have some equity in the pot.

      Which line would you prefer?

      TY
      Since we can't expect villain to ck/call a lot (no info) I agree with you that a ck back is most likely better.