[NL2-NL10] NL5 FR AQo vs a calling station

    • Dawidas888
      Dawidas888
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      0.02/0.05 No Limit Hold'em (9 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.1.417.4

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A:diamond: , Q:club:
      SB posts small blind ($0.02), BB posts big blind ($0.05), 2 folds, Hero raises for $0.20, 3 folds, BU calls, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.47 - 9.40 bb) A:heart: , T:spade: , 7:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $0.35, BU calls

      Turn: ($1.17 - 23.40 bb) 6:club: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $0.85, BU calls

      River: ($2.87 - 57.40 bb) T:diamond: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $1.50, BU raises for $4.35, Hero folds, BU gets uncalled back ($2.85)

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      BU was 23/1/0 over 121 - a calling station with AF of 1, WTSD 25, W$SD 33.

      Preflop: standard OR.

      Flop: value bet.

      Turn: value bet again.

      River: on river I opted for a thin value bet again. I don't want to check as he never bluffs missed draws. So I opted for 1/2 pot value bet vs lower Ax. Easy fold when he shoves? I doubt I can ever call here.
  • 4 replies
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
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      Hey Dawidas888,

      Vs a calling station this hand is fine.

      Thin value on the river is good, including sizing. (Although it might not be profitable vs a regular). Also Tx is awkward in that calling station can easily show up with a T here, and you can't extract value from it any more, so you are targetting a thinner and overall weaker range on the river - it may be ok to reduce sizing even further.

      Vs river raise it's extremely unlikely a passive calling station is raising with anything other than a Tx
    • Dawidas888
      Dawidas888
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      Hi w34z3l

      How should my line change vs a regular? No thin value bet I guess? But should I c/c vs missed draws or just c/f? I guess this depends on sizing as well, right? I could c/c 1/2 pot bet and fold to 3/4+?
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
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      Originally posted by Dawidas888
      How should my line change vs a regular? No thin value bet I guess? But should I c/c vs missed draws or just c/f? I guess this depends on sizing as well, right? I could c/c 1/2 pot bet and fold to 3/4+?
      It really depends on the regular of course, but there are certain lines you will consider that you won't consider against a reg. A reg is probably not paying off 2 streets with a Tx for example, and probably not paying off 3 streets with a worse ace.

      If regular is aggressive c/c turn + c/c river is an option to exploit regs who float alot. Bet turn then c/c river is also an option seeing as there are plenty of busted draws on this river and T reduces the combos of nut hands villain can hold. Vs passive regular c/f may be fine because he will check back draws and only bet Tx.
    • Dawidas888
      Dawidas888
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      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Noted. Thanks for the help!