[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL50 Zoom AJ

    • DarkAwi
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 3,284
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      Hero (BTN): $56.73 (113.5 bb)
      SB: $47.73 (95.5 bb)
      BB: $60.14 (120.3 bb)
      UTG: $157.79 (315.6 bb)
      MP: $68.42 (136.8 bb)
      CO: $99.40 (198.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A J
      3 folds, Hero raises to $1, SB folds, BB calls $0.50

      Flop: ($2.25) 9 2 7 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.50, BB raises to $4.25, Hero calls $2.75

      Turn: ($10.75) T (2 players)
      BB bets $7.75, Hero raises to $17.50


      Was it too spew to call his flop raise, to raise on the turn? He only rep sets, but calls 26% vs steals from BTN, so his range is very wide, and he is very aggro.
  • 2 replies
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey DarkAwi,

      Standard option is to fold flop here.

      In reality villain barely even represents sets on this texture, seeing as it makes sense to defend most of his range passively in this spot.

      I would tend towards giving him credit for a few reasons. Firstly his cold-call is not that high to begin with. He could even have JJ+ in his range here and playing tricky.

      Secondly you are not just calling $2.75 in the long run since villain will barrel turn so you need a lot more equity than the 25% it may appear you need on the flop.

      Finally pretty difficult to know which hands hit villain on turn. He may even be bluff raising with the best hand here. I'd just fold flop.

      Usually wouldn't end up making this turn play without some good reads. You rep a lot of strength, but on the other hand no guarantee villain is folding a hand like QQ and he's never folding a set. Might be profitable, might not, depends on villain. I would tend towards assuming it isn't.
    • DarkAwi
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 3,284
      Yep, you are right, he called turn, river check-check, showed 77.