[NL20-NL50] c/r A high flop

    • yaxkukmian
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      8 hands 25/0 unknown

      IPoker, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $13.62 (68.1 bb)
      UTG: $8 (40 bb)
      MP: $8.30 (41.5 bb)
      Hero (CO): $20 (100 bb)
      BTN: $15.44 (77.2 bb)
      SB: $25.05 (125.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q A
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.60, 2 folds, BB calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.30) 9 A 5 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.70, BB raises to $1.80, Hero calls $1.10

      Turn: ($4.90) T (2 players)
      BB bets $2.45, Hero calls $2.45

      River: ($9.80) 7 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      $9.80 pot ($0.49 rake)
      Final Board: 9 A 5 T 7
      BB showed Q 6 and lost (-$4.85 net)
      Hero mucked Q A and won $9.31 ($4.46 net)

      Wtf is he representing with flop c/r? Not with AQ/AJ/AT...maybe A5 or A9 and sets of course. Somehow I couldn't lay it down on this flop.

      When he bets normal 1/2 pot on the T I'm often behind. I'm calling T with intention of calling smaller R bet. With his line I'm probably almost always behind if we bets R here right?
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey Yaxkukmian,

      I don't think it's unreasonable for villain to have a check-raising range on this texture. Sets + 2-pair in value range. Hands like gutshots and maybe flush-draws in bluff-raising range.

      I don't like calling check-raises from unknowns at these stakes. Usually better to assume their range is value heavy and fold most 1pair hands. However since that we now know (after the fact) this guy is capable of bluff-raising flops I would not fold AQ, and I think your line is fine - but at the time I think folding is best.