[NL20-NL50] Hard to play with nuts.

    • pokerferrer
      pokerferrer
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.03.2008 Posts: 6,347
      Opp unknown, for 10-15 hands he seemed to be agro.
      Was about 40/20, 20 hands, 14.0 AF

      Which line is optimal in such situations? Check and small raise turn?
      I think I need initiative on river, because he can check behind very often.

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.25(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($25)
      BB ($22.92)
      CO ($27.69)
      BTN ($18.50)

      Dealt to Hero A:club: A:spade:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.87, BB calls $0.62

      FLOP ($1.74) 7:heart: 9:heart: A:diamond:

      Hero bets $1, BB calls $1

      TURN ($3.74) 7:heart: 9:heart: A:diamond: 9:diamond:

      Hero checks, BB bets $2, Hero calls $2

      RIVER ($7.74) 7:heart: 9:heart: A:diamond: 9:diamond: K:diamond:

      Hero bets $3.50, ??
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Hi Vladimi,

      First of all, try not to think about how to play the nuts or a certain hand value becuase it's always relative to your opponent's range. For example, in this spot, your opponent is unliekly to give you credit for a strong hand since it's BvB so his calling range should be quite wide plus he should also bluff with a higher frequency than average. That means the best line is probably to stay aggressive, you get a lot less credit, you get flushdraws to call or raise anyway, you definitely stack 9x so it's the perfect spot.

      Your line is a bit inconsistent imo. If you check turn to look weak and make him bluff, betting river OOP contracdicts that beacuse now you assume he bets turn only with a value hand so you should have just bet turn instead to make sure you get value instead of checking plus you also use your preferred sizing instead of letting him choose his.