[NL2-NL10] [NL5 SH] Middle pair on a scary board

    • Th334
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players
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      BB: $7.37 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 7, 3B: 7, AF: 3.0, Hands: 135
      UTG: $4.36 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 9, 3B: 0, AF: 2.0, Hands: 79
      CO: $5.93 - VPIP: 38, PFR: 20, 3B: 7, AF: 5.8, Hands: 117
      Hero (BTN): $5.03 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 19, 3B: 8, AF: 3.9, Hands: 23104
      SB: $5.52 - VPIP: 31, PFR: 29, 3B: 8, AF: 0.0, Hands: 35

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BTN with Q :club: K :club:
      1 fold, CO raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.45, SB calls $0.43, 1 fold, CO calls $0.30

      Flop: ($1.40) A :club: T :heart: 9 :heart: (3 players)
      SB checks, CO checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($1.40) Q :heart: (3 players)
      SB checks, CO bets $0.35, Hero calls $0.35, SB folds

      River: ($2.10) 7 :spade: (2 players)
      CO bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50

      The guy is a fish, however he's quite aggressive postflop.

      Preflop: I 3bet for value, because he very rarely folds to 3bets.

      Flop: I decide to take a free card against two opponents.

      Turn: that's where the fun start. As I try to put him on a range, the only hand that makes sense is KJ which now has a straight, and the only reasonable flush is also KJ, which is a straight flush =/ I mean, he might play low suited connectors, but I wouldn't expect it from him often.

      Ace of hearts would bet flop, since he's aggressive. So I don't know what else can be value betting me, and given that his sizing doesn't look like a monster I call him.

      What do you think? I hate these broadway boards, it gets so hard every time.
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi German,

      Preflop: looks fine for value (still have to fold to 4bet)

      Postflop: We should definitely not expect him to bet an A on the flop into us unless we have seen him donk often.

      Don't forget that you are the preflop aggressor.

      I think that his range is full of Ax hands but also small pairs and some connectors. His small bet is either a weaker hand going for thin value (like Ax, or weak 2p, or even Qx) or an inducer bet. Additionally we have another guy behind so I would actually look at folding here (unless we have some reads on his aggression and bet size).
    • Th334
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      I just couldn't believe that some 1P can go for thin value 3-handed here. Well, it doesn't mean I should call him down :f_biggrin:

      Yeah, fold seems like the best option, I agree.