[NL20-NL50] TPGK against aggresive player

    • Tombic
      Tombic
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.02.2011 Posts: 272
      BB is 33/22/11.1 3 bets/18hands AF6.5 On flop vs cbet 2/2 check/raise (no donks,call or fold)

      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $24.25 (97 bb)
      SB: $10.33 (41.3 bb)
      BB: $33.98 (135.9 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $32.44 (129.8 bb)
      MP: $41.47 (165.9 bb)
      CO: $43.35 (173.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with Q K
      Hero raises to $0.87, 4 folds, BB calls $0.62

      Flop: ($1.84) 3 K 7 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.25, BB raises to $4.20, Hero calls $2.95

      Turn: ($10.24) 9 (2 players)
      BB bets $6.40, Hero folds

      Results:
      $10.24 pot ($0.46 rake)
      Final Board: 3 K 7 9
      BB mucked and won $9.78 ($4.71 net)
      Hero mucked Q K and lost (-$5.07 net)
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Hey,

      When someone is aggressive against cbets you have to not cbet for thin value too much. KQ after opening UTG becomes reasonably thin because you are perceived to have a lot of strong high cards so you won't get attacked on such boards too often as a standard. I think if you cbet you definitely have to call, otherwise, your cbet is a complete waste.

      I personally prefer to check back and under-represent the hand in such a spot (aggro but not too loose opponent on a board where my hand is towards the top of my medium value range) and overall keep the pot smaller, use position to play turns and rivers better than him.