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[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH: AQo

    • acetbfish
      Joined: 11.03.2011 Posts: 804
      UTG is a reg and he has AQo here.
      SB is a fish playing with stats 45/3/0, 25% fold to cbet in 50 hands.
      What do you think about UTG's play here?

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($5.27)
      BB ($9.12)
      UTG ($10.01)
      UTG+1 ($10.15)
      Hero ($10.15)
      BTN ($10.27)

      Dealt to Hero 4:diamond: 2:diamond:

      UTG raises to $0.30, fold, fold, fold, SB calls $0.25, fold

      FLOP ($0.70) 3:heart: Q:diamond: 8:club:

      SB checks, UTG bets $0.50, SB raises to $1, UTG calls $0.50

      TURN ($2.70) 3:heart: Q:diamond: 8:club: 5:club:

      SB bets $1, UTG raises to $8.71 (AI)
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,331
      Hey Acetbfish,

      UTGs line looks a little unorthodox, but sometimes these are the best lines vs fish.

      Assuming UTG has a strong hand on the flop his best option is to flat.

      On the turn when some possible draws are now available, one might normally go for a smaller check-raise, but the fish might call a huge overbet. One downside to this play is that UTG is basically never bluffing when he jams turn.
      That concept is probably lost on the fish though, and it's irrelevant that UTG is unbalanced here against this opponent.

      The upside of this play is you avoid all negative freerolls (i.e situation where fish only puts more money in on river when he hits his draw).