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[NL20-NL50] NL25 SH zoom. Set of 3's

    • Pkrpains
      Joined: 04.10.2010 Posts: 382
      [B]Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.25(BB) Replayer
      SB ($25.35)
      BB ($25.69)
      UTG ($25)
      UTG+1 ($29.51)
      Hero ($110)
      BTN ($13.88)

      Dealt to Hero 3:spade: 3:heart:

      UTG raises to $1, fold, Hero calls $1, fold, fold, fold

      FLOP ($2.35) 3:club: T:spade: 9:heart:

      UTG bets $1.25, Hero calls $1.25

      TURN ($4.85) 3:club: T:spade: 9:heart: K:spade:

      UTG checks, Hero bets $2.70, UTG raises to $6.25, Hero calls $3.55

      RIVER ($17.35) 3:club: T:spade: 9:heart: K:spade: 5:diamond:

      UTG bets $8.25, Hero calls $8.25

      Villain in 27/25/3.3 AF in 120 hands.

      Basically, what I am asking is, was it a mistake to only call river? On some of the spots I tend to see monsters under the bed. He had 8.25 left after his bet on the river. But I was somewhat scared of KK and JQ.

      Now I know I probably should have just shipped it, but does careful lines like this make sense sometimes?
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      Cautios calls make sense quite often when oppoennt can rep quite a few value hands better than yours. Why do you just call flop though? His air folds quite often when you raise so you might be tempted to slowplay but against his good hands you miss so much value plus he bets so small, you never play for stacks. Furthermore, the hands he hit if you let him catchup won't go crazy imo. If he hits TP it connects too much with your range for him to put in more than one bet or 2 small-ish bets.