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[NL20-NL50] TPGK against aggresive player

    • Tombic
      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

      $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
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      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.