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[NL2-NL10] top pair

    • Naghini
      Joined: 03.08.2013 Posts: 127
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($10)
      BB ($4)
      UTG ($14.33)
      UTG+1 ($6.12)
      CO ($10.83)
      BTN ($15.35)

      Dealt to Hero Q:heart: A:heart:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.20, CO raises to $0.60, fold, Hero calls $0.55, fold, UTG+1 calls $0.40

      FLOP ($1.90) J:heart: 9:diamond: A:spade:

      Hero checks, UTG+1 checks, CO bets $1, Hero calls $1, UTG+1 folds

      TURN ($3.90) J:heart: 9:diamond: A:spade: 4:diamond:

      Hero checks, CO bets $2, Hero calls $2

      RIVER ($7.90) J:heart: 9:diamond: A:spade: 4:diamond: J:spade:

      Hero checks, CO bets $1, Hero calls $1

      Hero shows Q:heart: A:heart:
      (Pre 30%, Flop 17.9%, Turn 6.8%)

      CO shows K:heart: A:club:
      (Pre 70%, Flop 82.1%, Turn 93.2%)

      CO wins $9.45
      is this played ok ? his playing 20/15 11 3bet only 21 hands and he seems to be aggresive i was going to fold to a big river bet
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,795

      I would either cold 4b this or fold pre. You don't have enough reads to suggest that calling this here is a good play. You'll need to know that he has a really wide range here.

      Your 3-bet stat on villain is not useful. The sample size is really small. On the other hand, the only stat here which is useful after 21 hands is the VPIP/PFR. Still, not a very large sample but 20/15 at the very least indicates that he's more TAGgy. I'm not going to read too much into a low sample stat though, let's just assume that he's a TAG.

      I would just cold 4bet here to $1.40 and fold to a 5bet. Or I would just fold immediately. Both plays are fine, but cold 4betting such hands with bluff hands (AQs is regarded as a bluff here cos we are going to fold to a 5b) is good for balancing purposes. If you only cold 4b with AA and KK you are never getting paid off by a good player who will always exploit you by folding weaker hands.