# [Promotion] Guess the hands and win \$50!

• Bronze
Joined: 24.07.2013

Find yourself calling out opponent's hands during a session? Think your hand reading skills are worthy of envy? Well now's the time to prove it!

Over the course of two weeks from Monday, June 09 to Sunday, June 22, we'll be posting three hands a week (on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, each in a separate thread) for you to try and dissect.

Simply hazard a guess at what you think both the Hero and Villian in our example hands are playing with to give yourself a chance of netting a cash prize.

The first hand is displayed below, post your guesses in this thread.

Guess The Hand competition: Rules

• The time for guessing will be in between the time of each hand being posted (a hand posted on Monday can be guessed until Wednesday, when the next hand is posted).

• Each user is allowed to post one guess each per hand followed by a brief explanation of their decision - "random" guesses will not be considered.

• Users have to guess Hero and Villian's hole cards (suit indication not required).

• For each correct guess at Hero's hand, participants will be awarded two tickets to the winner's raffle.

• For each correct guess at Villian's hand, participants will be awarded one ticket to the winner's raffle.

• After two weeks have passed and six hands have been posted, tickets to the raffle will be totalled and three winners will be drawn at random; the winners each receive \$50 in their Tell-a-Friend accounts.

• If you don't guess correctly at first, don't be deterred, you still have a chance of winning with only one correct answer.

Hand #1

\$0.50/\$1 Zoom No Limit Hold'em
CO (\$101)
BTN (\$180.96)
BB (\$103.32)

Preflop: Hero is BB with ?? ??, Villain is BTN with ?? ??
2 folds, CO raises to \$2.60, Button calls \$2.60, 1 fold, Hero calls \$1.60.

Flop: (\$8.30) (3 players)
Hero checks, CO checks, Button bets \$4, Hero raises to \$12.80, CO folds, Button calls \$8.80.

Turn: (\$33.90) (2 players)
Hero bets \$24, Button calls \$24

River: (\$81.90) (2 players)
Hero checks, Button bets \$141.56 (All-In), Hero calls \$63.92 (All-In).

Total pot: \$209.74

Have fun and join the game!
• 51 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 04.02.2014
The reason behind my read is the flat call on the turn, because if he had a 10, he would raise.
• Bronze
Joined: 09.12.2010
I think hero has 88, because he flatted pf on the bb.

villain has J9 of spades, that's why he called the flop raise, called turn and tried to force hero's fold otr.

Most likely I'm completely wrong
• Bronze
Joined: 07.05.2011
Hero - 88
Villain - 22
• Bronze
Joined: 16.12.2009
Hero Q10
Villain: KQ

Hero check/raise on flop .. i think is a move to see the opponents strenght; then, when turn 10 come, a 2/3 flop bet it seems to get some value and scare the flush hunters; river blank check again to give the villain oportunity to try a bluff, thinking as well hero waited a flushdraw or maybe a straight.
• Bronze
Joined: 25.06.2012
Hero: 88

Villain: A10

Hero's line:

call pre for set value

flop set big big for protection on drawheavy board

turn he makes a fullhouse and bets for value

river all draws miss and he decide to check to induce bluffs.

Villains line:

Call in position.

flop pre aggressor checks, so he makes a small protection bet on drawheavyboard.
Calls heros big bet, since he could be on a draw, possibly hold the a of spade for backdoor

turn
turns 3 of a kind and calls in position.

River
Hero checks and the majority of his range contains busted draws that will fold with possibly some kx hands that might call. The river is not the best card to bluff since it appeal for hero to bluffcatch. Therefore i go with the theory that villain tryes to make it look bluffy, but in reality wants hero to bluffcatch with KJ-KQ.
• Silver
Joined: 01.05.2013
hen we are on the river with so many aggression, our players have polarized ranges.Villain has a missed draw or T8s. KT could be all in on the turn for balance. Hero has a bluffcatcher (due to the line is to check call OTR) which was a monster on flop, the only card would be 88 (3combos).
It also blocks villain's T8s which could beat him, he can't bet for value because no worse hands will call and the choice is just to x/c (bluffcatch)
Villain's range isn't so narrowed, he can have bluffs and Td8d (value).We know that hero has a bluff catcher (88) because he x/c instead of shoving and x/f. Because hero has 88, I assume villain mostly has a bluff but I guess villain has the only value hand Td8d because I need to pick a certain hand.

hero: 8 8
villain: T 8
• Bronze
Joined: 05.03.2012
Hero K10
Villain 88
• Bronze
Joined: 19.05.2012
Hero: KQ

Villain: A10

My reasoning for Hero: obviously he doesn't have a missed draw because he calls the river. He probably wouldn't reraise with a 10 on the flop too often. So we're left with 88 or KQ/KJ (AK and KK are a likely 3bet preflop, K10 and 1010 are less likely because of the second 10). I think with 88 he would just go all-in for value on the river himself a fair amount of the time, but with a king he would always check-call to bluffcatch confidently because of all the missed draws (maybe check-fold depending on the opponent). So I'll go with the stronger king: KQ.

My reasoning for Villain: with a stronger hand, like AK, K10 or a set, he might reraise Hero on the flop, so that's less likely. With a draw he sometimes might fold when the board pairs on the turn and the Hero keeps barreling, so it's a bit less likely. With a 10 he is fairly likely to do exactly as he did: call the flop raise because of all the draws, then let the hero barrel the turn, then shove the river for 3/4 of the pot to make it look like a missed draw and get the hero to bluffcatch with the kind of hand he has.
• Gold
Joined: 25.01.2009
hero: 88
call preflop for set value, he's on the BB so getting a good price.
flops the set, on a draw heavy board like this check-raising is the best option to protect our hand and build a pot.
on the turn he makes a fullhouse, so standard bet again for value.
on the river all draws miss, so we decide to check to induce bluffs.

Villian: AJs

the reason i say AJ is because the villian doesn't ship it on the flop - which we would most likely see from JQs due to our equity. and if he had a 10x sort of hand, i don't see him taking this line.
• Bronze
Joined: 21.01.2010
New hand guessing campaign, nice!

Hand #1

Flop

The original raiser doesn't cbet, instead BTN who only flatted preflop bets and hero goes for check-raise, so I think we have little stronger ranges here. If hero had a good draw, why not just call and let the CO come for a ride with what ever he has. Instead villain looks like he has a draw, or a weaker side made hand.

River

When hero goes for check-call, it is obvious that he has a made hand here. KT, T8, AK, KQ/KJ, AT, 88. Villain has either a missed hand or nuts (at least Tx), this doesn't seem like a place for thin value bets. Well it doesn't look like a good place for a bluff either when everything misses, but who knows

Hero KT, villain J9
• Bronze
Joined: 12.10.2010
Hero --> 88
Villain --> QJ

Explanation:

Hero is set mining, x/r flop to grow the pot, delayed c-bet on turn and nice inducing x/c on river.

Villain wants to see a pot with his QJ postflop he's a calling station except for river where he donks shove his missed flush.
• Bronze
Joined: 10.07.2008
HERO is K10
BTN is 88

if not these hands, i think button never calls all-in. after flop, hero got two pairs, so reraise for checking his/her hands strength. button thank you call, cause 8 set. turn card is terroble for button...cbet and call..its over. button bluffing? no way...
• Bronze
Joined: 04.09.2010
Hero is AK
And vilain is mostly bluffing river with AJ (of spades if color is needed)

Vilain was probably on a draw that he missed so tried to steal the pot on river. I say ace jack of spades coz he called the turn and i dont think he would do so with a weak king. The 10 is not an option coz he wont put the all in but maybe try a smaller bet.
• Bronze
Joined: 30.09.2009
Hero has KT and villain has QJ.

It fits nicely into their respective ranges from their positions. Villain has a standard call from BU with QJ vs CO open and Hero peels from BB with KT which can flop nicely but isn't strong enough for a value sqeeze.
When BB and CO check villain bets his OESD and Hero c/ raises top two pair and villain peels and also calls the barrel OTT and after bricking the river he bluff shoves to Hero's check and hero snaps it off.

There are other possible scenarios but I had to choose one.
• Bronze
Joined: 31.05.2014
hero=88
• Bronze
Joined: 08.06.2014
This isn't my first choice but as everybody else is going KT v 88 then I'm going to swing something a bit different.

Hero is being tricky with TT pre flop, knowing that Villain is likely to come out firing when the cards come down. The fourth T on the turn is music to his ears.

Villain is slow playing KK pre-flop and it's a stone cold deck by the turn.

If that isn't correct then my name isn't Algernon P. Lunklethwaite IV.
• Coach
Coach
Joined: 09.07.2010
CO: AsJs
Hero: 88

Hero is representing AJ of spades, and opponent is repping a straight. Due to leveling wars, they both represent the exact hand their opponent has. In the showdown the villain yelled "You had my hand!".
• Bronze
Joined: 30.08.2011
hero=AKo