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[NL20-NL50] AJ passiv defend

    • jazzy29
      Joined: 06.11.2012 Posts: 308
      PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from

      Button ($30.61)
      SB ($12.50)
      Hero (BB) ($26.57)
      UTG ($25)
      MP ($25.55)
      CO ($25.10)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J, A
      3 folds, Button bets $0.80, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.55

      Flop: ($1.70) 10, 9, 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, Button bets $0.80, Hero raises to $2.45, Button calls $1.65

      Turn: ($6.60) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $5.50, Button calls $5.50

      River: ($17.60) Q (2 players)

      Villain was unknown, I think against unknown the flop should better be a fold. But since there was no highcard and I don't like to c/f all my unimproved passiv defends I decided to (semi-)bluff-checkraise the board. On the River I'm not sure, should I play c/c or should I push?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Flop: Could be good or bad, depending on how wide villain is cbetting on the Flop. I prefer to have a backdoor flush draw though with the A or J.

      Turn: The bet looks fine

      River: Hmmmm I don't see him calling the River again with non straights. May be a decent spot to check/call or block bet to induce/get thin value.