[NL20-NL50] 50fr A9s BU

    • AtrociousNightmare
      AtrociousNightmare
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2010 Posts: 1,185
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 7 Players
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      MP1: $64.66 (129.3 bb)
      MP2: $50 (100 bb)
      MP3: $50 (100 bb)
      CO: $50.58 (101.2 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $51.94 (103.9 bb)
      SB: $122.35 (244.7 bb)
      BB: $42.99 (86 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A 9
      MP1 raises to $1.50, 3 folds, Hero calls $1.50, SB calls $1.25, BB folds

      Flop: ($5) 8 9 5 (3 players)
      SB bets $1.50, MP1 calls $1.50, Hero raises to $7.68, SB calls $6.18, MP1 folds

      Turn: ($21.86) 4 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $13.84, SB calls $13.84

      River: ($49.54) J (2 players)
      SB bets $29.50, Hero folds

      Results:
      $49.54 pot ($2.72 rake)
      Final Board: 8 9 5 4 J
      Hero mucked A 9 and lost (-$23.02 net)
      SB mucked and won $46.82 ($23.80 net)

      MP1 Stats: VPIP: 49, PFR: 31, 3B: 11, AF: 3,0, Hands: 235
      SB Stats: VPIP: 41, PFR: 31, 3B: 0, AF: 4,0, Hands: 68

      I call PF 'cos MP1 is very loose and has no positional awareness.
      I'm ok if we play 1v1 but also ok if the fish on both SB and BB call because they are trash and A9s plays pretty decently multiway.

      Flop I see the donk pretty weak here, especially from him (also his AF is 11F, 4T, 6R, his donk bet was 20% at that time).
      So probably some draw or low pair good kicker, something like that.
      MP1 calls, but it's no surprise, he calls even with any gutshot or blabla.

      I decide to raise as board is pretty dangerous in 3way, and SB calls.

      Turn doesn't change a thing, but at this point I'm a bit torn on what to do. He probably called me with a FD as he usually would do, or JT, stuff like that. So I don't want to show him a free card, however the pot is pretty big for my 9. But at this point seeing his WTSD being at 39 and W$SD being 40, I decide for the bet.
      But he damn calls.

      River, third club finally comes, and even the fact it's a J doesn't make me happy. He also donks all-in, which usually tells me at this point that he's just afraid to lose value and he has some kind of monster or he's on a complete and very unlikely bluff.

      Insta give-up.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,321
      Hey AtrociousNightmare,

      Preflop call is somewhat close. This might end up in my 3bet bluff category more often than I would choose to flat call. However you gave a pretty decent reason for flat calling.

      Flop I think is well played. There is a decent chance you are going to get 3bet with 2pairs/sets. The rest of the SB range is usually going to be a whole variety of straight draws, pairs+gutshots, flushdraws, and the occasional overpair.

      Given that range I think the 4h of hearts is a great card and you should continue barreling. The only thing you risk is once in a while value-owning yourself vs something like TT-QQ that didn't 3bet pf. The rest of villains range very likely consists of draws.

      River - I don't think villain is ever bluffing. You lose to his entire value range. I would fold.

      This hand looks well played to me.