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[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL50 KQs

    • dannywratten
      Joined: 11.05.2010 Posts: 1,462
      BB 21/16/2.1/8.2/30/600hands
      3b 20% vs BU open

      cbet by street, 64/70/100(2)

      River decision?

      Had no notes on his sizings, but I was a bit confused as to why he would be betting so large flop/turn on this board.

      As played at first I thought it was an easy call, but it would be a pretty suicidal bluff now that I think about it since I look like Kx almost always & he shouldn't expect me to fold it.

      Just threw me off with his sizings since I wouldn't expect a random Ax to barrel so big.
      Do you think his river shove is ever Kx

      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BTN): $50 (100 bb)
      SB: $72.66 (145.3 bb)
      BB: $54.36 (108.7 bb)
      UTG: $126.56 (253.1 bb)
      MP: $50.50 (101 bb)
      CO: $83.69 (167.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with Q K
      3 folds, Hero raises to $1, SB folds, BB raises to $4, Hero calls $3

      Flop: ($8.25) 4 K 8 (2 players)
      BB bets $5.50, Hero calls $5.50

      Turn: ($19.25) 3 (2 players)
      BB bets $14.50, Hero calls $14.50

      River: ($48.25) A (2 players)
      BB bets $30.36 and is all-in, Hero calls $26 and is all-in

      $100.25 pot ($2.50 rake)
      Final Board: 4 K 8 3 A
      Hero showed Q K and lost (-$50 net)
      BB showed Q A and won $97.75 ($47.75 net)
  • 4 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,795

      Def caing down on a river blank. This river is interesting and its close. People usually barrel draws on the turn but on super dry boards overcards are usually treated as draws. This makes the ace a particularly bad card here as compared to a board with some turned straight and flush draws.

      If u think he is capable of firing pure air like 76s on the turn then u should call this river.

    • maritsula
      Joined: 19.12.2011 Posts: 905
      I dont think he bets 76s ott.

      His thought process was to fire twice to make you fold all underpairs. Otr he fires as he hits top pair.

      To be honest I havent seen too many players at nl50 zoom going completely nuts in these spots so I am not super happy about calling down.

      Sizings make no sense to me as well. When this happens I am more inclined to call than fold.
    • dannywratten
      Joined: 11.05.2010 Posts: 1,462
      Thanks guys :)
      Yeh I agree his plan seemed to be to fire twice but his plan changed when he hit & decided to valueshove the A.

      OTR only Ax really made sense to me, but his sizings on earlier streets talked me into calling
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,795
      i don't exactly agree that the size makes no sense - If anything, betting larger is an indication of strength because he wants you to feel committed vs the river shove.

      But I don't think that you guys should read too much into the bet size unless u have noticed other patterns previously from this guy.