[NL2-NL10] [SH] Two hands vs the same opp

    • GreenPiece
      GreenPiece
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2010 Posts: 5,962
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) ZOOM - Holdem - 6 players

      BTN: $7.77
      Hero (SB): $5.47
      BB: $5.24
      UTG: $10.22
      MP: $0.84
      CO: $7.92

      Hero posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero has J:club: A:club:

      fold, fold, CO calls $0.05, fold, Hero raises to $0.25, fold, CO calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.55, 2 players) 6:diamond: 7:club: 2:diamond:
      Hero bets $0.32, CO calls $0.32

      Turn: ($1.19, 2 players) A:diamond:
      Hero bets $0.60, CO calls $0.60

      River: ($2.39, 2 players) T:diamond:
      Hero checks, CO checks

      Hero shows J:club: A:club: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 76%, Flop 16%, Turn 75%)
      CO shows 7:diamond: J:spade: (Flush, Ace High) (Pre 24%, Flop 84%, Turn 25%)
      CO wins $2.29

      This opponent seems to be passive bad so:
      1) no bluffs vs him (I doubt he would fold his small flush on the river)
      2) value bets wider & bigger

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      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) ZOOM - Holdem - 6 players

      I played this hand almost at the same moment as the previous one but didn't have the info about the opp at the time I've decided to 3bet preflop, now I think it's a pretty bad 3bet, should have been fold OOP vs him.

      Small bets on the turn & river are to not to value bet myself mainly. I doubt he would call smth worse to my bigger bets (like PPs) but it's possible I think.

      BTN: $7.60
      SB: $10.14
      Hero (BB): $5.00
      UTG: $5.07
      MP: $5.02
      CO: $5.00

      SB posts SB $0.02, Hero posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero has 3:diamond: A:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.10, fold, Hero raises to $0.35, BTN calls $0.25

      Flop: ($0.72, 2 players) 5:club: A:spade: 5:diamond:
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($0.72, 2 players) 2:diamond:
      Hero bets $0.30, BTN calls $0.30

      River: ($1.32, 2 players) T:diamond:
      Hero bets $0.40, BTN raises to $3.30, fold
  • 4 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
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      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,697
      Hi.

      Flop: This could be played similarly to the AQ hand I posted on previously, by check/calling 2 streets. However when we have a backdoor flush draw to go with our hand, I think betting for thin value/bluff potential is now an option. We basically have more barreling opportunities now, when around 20% of the deck will give us a turned flush draw.

      Turn: I think your bet is good, don't bet too large here when the flush completes

      River: Now c/f.
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,697
      Preflop: We should be flatting here vs a min-raise. We are getting 22.2% pot odds, which is really great for defending such a hand. I'm sure we have 35%+ equity vs most BU opening ranges.

      Vs a 35% BU opening range

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com
      Equity Win Tie
      MP2 46.01% 42.27% 3.74% { A3o }
      MP3 53.99% 50.25% 3.74% { 55+, A2s+, K3s+, Q5s+, J7s+, T7s+, 97s+, 87s, A4o+, K8o+, Q9o+, J9o+, T9o }

      Flop: I think checking is fine

      Turn: You can bet or check again. I don't think you have more than one street of value though, so I would c/c Turn and if turn is checked through i would then bet River.
    • GreenPiece
      GreenPiece
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      Joined: 03.06.2010 Posts: 5,962
      After that guy limp\calls J7o I think he would play the same way with many similar-look hands so mayhap should we assume his OR tighter? We can remove weak suited kings, queens, hands like K8o, K9o I think... To be honest I don't feel confident playing A3o OOP vs this guy after I assume he is passive bad :( Or am I missing +EV opportunity?
    • mbml
      mbml
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      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,697
      Pot odds are super good, we can never be making a huge mistake by defending A3o here.

      10% range

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com
      Equity Win Tie
      MP2 35.02% 33.59% 1.43% { A3o }
      MP3 64.98% 63.55% 1.43% { 77+, A9s+, KTs+, QTs+, AJo+, KQo }

      This is still more than enough to defend A3o here. While postflop may be a little tougher to play, still we are up against bad opposition. I think we should be able to make decent decisions and not screw up too badly.