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[NL20-NL50] AJ passiv defend riverquestion

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

      Button ($33.27) 34/29 f2cb=100 AF=4 ATS=56 WTS=25 @40hands
      SB ($19.32)
      Hero (BB) ($25.55)
      UTG ($32.27)
      MP ($38.54)
      CO ($63.39)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, J
      3 folds, Button bets $0.50, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.25

      Flop: ($1.10) 9, J, 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, Button bets $0.75, Hero raises to $2.20, Button calls $1.45

      Turn: ($5.50) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $4.50, Button calls $4.50

      River: ($14.50) 5 (2 players)

      Do you think I still have a valuebet, and if would you agree with like 1/2 potsize/fold ?
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,331
      Hey Jazzy29,

      I'm not sure flop raise is necessary. Ordinarily you might get called b A, but you hold it. Worse Jx are crushed by your raising range here and may not call. K suffers from a lot of reverse implieds and may not call. Sets/2pair are not folding. Depends on villain of course, but there are decent arguments for not raising.

      By the river I find it hard to see getting called by worse. A worse Jx is basically a bluffcatcher. I'd probably check hoping to catch bluffs from any busted hearts, or bet the river really small to ensure getting called by worse. Again, really depends on villain here.