[NL20-NL50] NL50sh - Loose defend

    • Farmarchist
      Farmarchist
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      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640
      Hi again

      Villain plays 1 table, no other info.

      Q: should we defend this hand vs loose regs in sb by either 3betting or calling?


      I think I have to float or raise flop ones I defend such hands pre. I didn't want to raise because I assumed he has to play the turn honnestly

      turn is quiet std.

      On the river easy call or crying fold?

      Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2091252
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      CO: $50.00
      BTN: $21.25
      SB: $66.64
      Hero (BB): $69.64
      UTG: $39.00
      MP: $56.57

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BB with 8 :diamond: 9 :club:
      4 folds, SB raises to $1, Hero calls $0.50

      Flop: ($2.00) Q :club: T :club: Q :diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $1, Hero calls $1

      Turn: ($4.00) J :diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $2, Hero raises to $7, SB calls $5

      River: ($18.00) 9 :diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $4, Hero calls $4
  • 3 replies
    • cutegoldfish
      cutegoldfish
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      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      If you want tonplay a wide range you should 3bet this hand and call better hands like A5 that has showdown value. With 89 the only way to win is to bluff or hit.

      As played ill fold the flop as sb raising range is Broadway heavy usually. If and even if you hit your gs you are not sure if you are good because there would be full houses and if you get action you are usually behind.
    • Farmarchist
      Farmarchist
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      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640
      Allright. Do you normally fold this hand pre? It's only a minopen
    • cutegoldfish
      cutegoldfish
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      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      I usually fold this hand but since it's a min open ill call to hit and just fold that flop. I usually look at see whether he folds his steal to 3bet and how wide his steal is on the flop and if it's wide and he folds a lot ill prefer 3betting straight away as a bluff.

      Calling is good if he checks the flop as pfr and gives up often.