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[NL20-NL50] NL25 SH Zoom A9

    • SPeedFANat1c
      Joined: 04.01.2009 Posts: 5,150
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.25(BB) Replayer
      SB ($24.75)
      BB ($12.50)
      UTG ($10.10)
      Hero ($28.61)
      CO ($25)
      BTN ($12.25)

      Dealt to Hero 9:club: A:diamond:

      UTG calls $0.25, Hero raises to $1, fold, fold, fold, BB calls $0.75, UTG calls $0.75

      FLOP ($3.10) 7:club: A:club: K:club:

      BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $2.20, BB calls $2.20, UTG folds

      TURN ($7.50) 7:club: A:club: K:club: J:diamond:

      BB checks, Hero checks

      RIVER ($7.50) 7:club: A:club: K:club: J:diamond: J:spade:

      BB bets $4.50, Hero calls $4.50

      BB shows A:spade: K:diamond:
      (Pre 73%, Flop 65.8%, Turn 79.5%)

      Hero shows 9:club: A:diamond:
      (Pre 27%, Flop 34.2%, Turn 20.5%)

      BB wins $15.76

      UTG: unknown

      BB: 17/0 6h

      Turn - I think there is not much value. My kicker is low. But not sure if he can have better aces. Maybe he would raise them on such board.

      River - since I shoved weakness on turn and there are busted draws, not too big bet so I called. But this bet size looks like value bet. Was not sure still what hands beat me. Better ace provably is not betting. Sets, 2 pairs raise flop. Jx? Flush raise flop.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,332
      Hey SPeedFANat1c,

      I think the key to playing this hand well is to realise that a large flop sizing is not necessary. $1.10 likely works fine here. We want to protect our equity but at the same time keep the calling range of our opponents as wide as possible since our kicker sucks.

      With a smaller sizing on flop would likely bet turn again. As played it may still be ok to fire (although not sure if we want to see a club or not by this stage). Checking is fine.

      River purely depends on opponents bluffing frequencies. Probably better option to assume an unknown is not that capable of bluffing and that your hand is no good.